An Evening of Silver Clay

£90.00

How would you like to discover the amazing world of silver clay?  This mini workshop is ideal for beginners who would like to learn a new creative skill.  You will learn all about silver clay and the key skills to allow you to make some beautiful pieces of jewellery.

£90.00 Location : East Riding of Yorkshire

How would you like to discover the amazing world of silver clay?  This mini workshop is ideal for beginners who would like to learn a new creative skill.  You will learn all about silver clay and the key skills to allow you to make some beautiful pieces of jewellery.

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Course Details :-
  • In-Person Course
  • July 04, 2024 - August 15, 2024
  • 3 hours

This is a special run of my silver clay taster workshops for Thursday evenings throughout July and August 2024 and are aimed at the individual who wants to learn on a one-to-one basis or 2 people who want to share the experience.   All the tools you'll need are provided and 7g of silver clay is included, which is enough to make two or three pieces of silver jewellery, depending on the sizes of the pieces you wish to make.  Additional silver clay is available to purchase on the day should you fancy making more pieces of something a little bigger.   What you will learn.   The workshop begins by showing you how to set up your workstation and the tools you'll be using.  From there, you will be guided through the key fundamentals for working with silver clay such as handling the clay, texturing, cutting, shaping and smoothing. Once your piece is ready for firing you will leave in the capable hands of your tutor who will fire your work in a kiln which, for Health and Safety reasons, must be carried out by your tutor.  Within a day or two, your work will be ready to collect, and you'll be given some detailed instruction on polishing and caring for your jewellery.  When you’re all finished, you will be given a jewellery box to take away your wonderful work. Your tutor will also explain the process of torch firing, should you wish to carry on your silver clay journey.   Please be aware that you will not be able to make stud earrings or rings in this workshop.  Making stud earrings with silver clay is a more advanced skill level and requires soldering techniques, which are taught in other workshops.  In addition, ring making requires a clear understanding of clay types and shrinkage etc. and more practice of the fundamentals before attempting to make a ring.  However, ring making is available in a separate workshop.   About Your Tutor Richard Allen, your tutor, is a metal clay artist and calligrapher.  Although he has been working with various materials to make and restore jewellery over the last 40 or so years, Richard began working with silver clay, copper clay and other base metal clays several years ago. His main inspiration comes from nature and plants as well as his interest in Japanese calligraphy, filigree, keum boo and the delicate detail in Japanese silver clay work.  He has been selling his jewellery in his own shop in Trinity Market in Hull and through other boutique retail outlets.   Richard has had his work chosen for several exhibitions including The International Silver Accessories Contest 2023 which was held in Tokyo, Japan in September 2023.  He has also had work chosen for several exhibitions at The Open Gallery, Halifax and The Millennium Gallery, Sheffield and has a month-long exhibition of his work to be held at The Forge Gallery, Hatton Garden, London in September.

What's included in the price

The workshop includes 7g of silver clay per person, which is enough to make two or three pieces of silver jewellery, depending on the sizes of the pieces you wish to make. Additional silver clay is available to purchase on the day should you fancy making more pieces of something a little bigger. A standard 18” chain is included in the price, as are basic jump rings and ear hooks. However, if you wish to bring your own, that’s fine, we’ll help you attach them. Alternatively, other chains can also be purchased or ordered on the day at an extra cost. Our specially created Silver Clay kits are available to buy on the day of the workshop should you fancy working at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

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