An Introduction To Silver Clay
How would you like to discover the amazing world of silver clay? This introductory workshop is ideal for beginners who would like to learn a new creative skill. In this workshop you will learn all about silver clay and the key skills to allow you to make some beautiful pieces of jewellery.
Workshop Duration - 3 hours
Dinky Pinkies Arts & Craft School, 3 Market Place, Hedon, East Yorkshire, HU12 8JA, UK
About the event
Discover the amazing world of silver clay with this exciting introductory workshop. This workshop is ideal for beginners who don’t know how to get started with silver clay. During a jam packed three hours, you will learn all about silver clay and make some beautiful jewellery, using the most basic of tools.
You do not need any experience whatsoever in working with metal clay to join this workshop. Just bring your enthusiastic self.
Level: Complete beginner
In this introductory beginner workshop, you will learn the skills required to make simple and beautiful jewellery from metal clay. These skills and techniques will allow you to go away with some lovely pieces of jewellery from the day and help you carry on making at home if you wish. During the workshop you will learn all about Silver clay, its history and what makes it such an interesting material to work with.
The workshop includes 7g of silver clay, 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.
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.
What you will learn.
On this fantastic introductory course, you will learn how to make a simple charm or pendant. From there, you will be able to use your new skills to create one or two extra pieces in your own design. Perhaps something to match your first creation or something totally different, it’s up to you. You will learn how to set up your workstation, prepare your work surface and how to look after your clay.
From there, the workshop will guide you, step by step and you’ll learn the following skills:
Handling and how to store the clay.
Rolling the clay out to get an even finish.
How to add textures to your pieces.
How to shape and cut the clay.
How to dry and refine your pieces
Firing methods, and how to use a small Butane torch to fire safely.
How to polish and finish your pieces.
When you’re all finished, you will be given a jewellery box to take away your wonderful work.
If you really enjoyed the taster workshop and would like to continue your silver clay journey, why not join us on one of our full day silver clay workshops.
Alternatively, 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.
Please read the full T&C's prior to booking.
Refreshments - tea, coffee and biscuits included.
Over 16’s only on this workshop for Health and Safety Reasons.