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Full Day – Silver Clay Jewellery for Beginners

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This full day class is ideal for beginners who are interested in learning how to make real silver jewellery with this amazing new creative clay!

The class will cover how to plan, create, fire and finish simple jewellery designs in real silver.

In this 6.5h workshop (which includes 1 hour for a lunch break) expect to make two or three items such as a pair of earrings and a pendant or charms for a bracelet and a necklace.

Everything will be ready to wear by the end of the day and you’ll feel confident to continue working with silver clay to create your own designs at home.

We’ll cover all the key techniques of planning, rolling, shaping, design and decoration as well as polishing and making up your finished pieces. We’ll also look at how easy it is to fire the clay at home – you don’t need a kiln. I will talk you through every stage, step by step with lots of demos and tips for silver success!

It will be a fun day with plenty of time to experiment and get creative with silver clay.

By the end of the workshop, you will have learnt:
1. How silver clay is made and where it comes from.
2. The importance of planning your design.
3. How to create simple designs using everyday items and a few basic tools.
4. How to fire the clay at home. It takes just a few minutes and you don’t need a kiln.
5. Polishing and finishing your designs to a professional standard.
6. The next steps to continue your silver clay adventure!

There will be time to pause for some lunch, please bring a light lunch with you.

Due to COVID-19 we have made some changes to make sure you feel safe in our environment.
Approved by trading standards, we are good to go!
*Our drop-in crafts won’t be open whilst your workshop in running, this will ensure a limited amount of people on our premises and allows us to control this safely.
*We will be operating a One Way in and One Way out policy.
*Please bring your own mask or visor and wear it throughout the workshop.
*Please sanitise your hands when you enter, sanitiser is provided to your right as you enter.
*all work stations are positioned 2 meters apart. Your tutor will advise you where to sit and they will provide you with all equipment and materials needed.
*Please bring a flask/mug and your tutor will offer and make you a hot/cold drink.
*Please bring your own apron to wear if you would like to wear one.
*Please use the sink to wash you hands when you leave, ensuring social distancing when you do so.
IF YOU ARE FEELING UNWELL PLEASE DON’T COME TO THE WORKSHOP. We will arrange to move your booking to the next suitable date.
We look forward to seeing you soon.

A small range of books, tools, chains and jewellery fittings will be available to buy for your own future use, but all other materials will be provided. Prices approx. £2.50 – £15.00

You will get to go home with two or three finished pieces that will be ready to wear by the end of the day and a lovely jewellery box, to keep the jewellery you’ve made safe.

Melanie Blaikie has been teaching creative workshops since 2003. She is the author of ‘Silver Clay Workshop: getting started with silver clay jewellery’ and ‘Rings’ as well as contributing to other jewellery books, magazines and creative publications.

Melanie started her career with her dream job – valuing diamonds for DeBeers. Since then, she has designed for Asprey, Garrard and Tiffany’s and continues her love for all things glittery!

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If you require any more information, please chat to our friendly staff on 01920 466446 or email us enquiries@artshedarts.co.uk.

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