Beginners Silver Clay 2 day Course
This Silver Clay beginners course is a follow on from the some of our other workshops and combines some of the techniques into a more intensive course, but introduces you to a few more techniques. In this course we will use the silver clay paste so you can learn to use three of the most common forms of the clay. and make a filigree pendant from silver clay syringe. We will also set a small fireable stone to add to your pendant.
No experience is needed to take this course, I will tailor it to your level of ability/experience
What will you learn?
You will learn (or refresh your learning) about handling the clay including rolling out and texturing, along with how to set a fireable stone in clay ready to add to your pieces.
I can help guide you in what you would like to create, but you will have plenty of freedom within the techniques to design your own pieces.
Using the silver clay paste, you will learn how to make a solid silver leaf from a real leaf which can be picked from around the studio, or you can bring one from your home if you have a special one you would like to use. Please note, not all leaves are suitable so please discuss with me if you would like to bring your own
Most of the day will be taken up in designing these pieces and preparing them for the kiln.
Whilst your pieces are drying, you will also design the shape of your filigree piece, and make the template in preparation for day two
I will fire your pieces after the class so they are ready for you in the morning of day two.
On day two, we will polish and shine the pieces that were fired over night, and also complete the filigree piece using the template from day one. This introduces you to the Silver clay syringe, and explains how fine detail can be added to pieces.
We will fire the filigree piece around lunchtime so you can have time to complete it before the end of the day
The main part of the day will be in learning finishing techniques for your pieces, and looking at adding colour and antiquing to the pieces.
Once the pieces are complete, you can add them to the chain and earwires to make a complete set to take away with you
Where is the course?
The course will be taught in my workshop in the Staffordshire countryside.
What’s included in the course cost
The price includes all materials you will need to make the prescribed pieces including 7g Art clay Silver and use of the silver clay syringe and paste.
You will also get a gift bag with a sterling silver chain, and a pair of sterling silver ear wires so you can complete some of the pieces
Tea and cake will be included, but you will need to bring a packed lunch on the day, or there are a few sandwich shops 5 mins driving from the workshop
If you do get carried away (easily done) and want to make more or larger items, extra materials will be available on the day, as will extra chains if required
If you choose the Gift voucher option, I will contact you and then send you a personalised gift voucher in a gift wallet.