Silver clay is a fantastic material comprised of very fine particles of fine silver, an organic binder and water. The clay can be rolled out, textured with ease and even cut into shapes with a craft knife or mini cookie cutters. It is then dried, fired in a kiln or with a torch, the binder burns away and you are left with a pure silver piece. We offer a 2 hour beginner session and a full day comprehensive course. Details below.
Silver Clay beginner session £60
Saturday 18th November 12 - 2
This new 2 hour workshop is perfect for those who want to try out silver clay, who have no experience of working with metal clay. Our Instructor will take you through all the basic techniques including: handling the clay, shaping and forming it, pre-finishing, firing times and temperature & finishing. Expect to make a pendant or several smaller charms. Price Includes tuition, 7g of Art Clay Silver (worth £15.00) and a loan of tools.
Comprehensive Introduction to Silver Clay £120
Sunday 29th October 2017 - 11:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday 20th January 2018 - 11:00 - 5:00pm
Our comprehensive introduction to silver clay course is one of our most popular courses, suitable for those who are new to metal clay as well as those who have some experience. You can choose to make several charms for earrings or pendants or take your skills to the next level with a more challenging project like a hollow form such as a lentil bead.
Whatever you decide to make you'll be guided through every step by our experienced tutor, and you will be taking home new skills at the end of the day for you to use in future. You'll learn how to
* Handle and texture the clay
* How to set CZ gemstones
* How to fire the clay with a hand held jewellers torch & Kiln
*How to finish and polish your finished silver piece.
The price includes tuition & 15g of silver clay. Tea & coffee are provided. We will take a break for lunch - there is a cafe and bar onsite though you are welcome to bring your own packed lunch.