Silver Jewellery Making with Metal Clay

with Stephanie Pillinger

 

Part 1: Pendant or Earrings
Sunday 29 July, 10 am - 2 pm
Cost: £67

Part 2: Band Rings
Saturday 29 September, 10 am - 3 pm
Cost: £70
Art Studio, on the second floor

 


Maximum 15 places
(no unaccompanied minors)

 

Introduction/Beginners Silver Jewellery with Metal Clay - Part 1: Pendant or Earrings
Making silver jewellery doesn’t have to be difficult… if you can roll out pastry, use a biscuit cutter or a craft knife you can use metal clay!
* Easy * Social * Fun * Eco-friendly *
In this class you’ll have a basic introduction to the material, tools and processes, followed by some time to practice and finalise your design before getting started on “the real thing”. You will then create your piece and it will be fired in a kiln - turning it from a dull grey piece into PURE SILVER!
Don’t worry if you’re “not creative”, I’m here to support you and guide you through the process - I also have books and samples for inspiration too.

What's included in the price?
In this class you can make either a pendant or set of dangly earrings
All class prices include:
* A space on the course for 1 person
* 5g silver clay, materials and use of tools to make your piece
* Firing of your creation in a kiln
* Tea, coffee and sweet treats whilst you work

At the end of the class you’ll take home a piece of unique fine silver jewellery, crafted by your own fair hands.


Introuction/Beginners Silver Jewellery with Metal Clay - Part 2: Band Rings
If you have done my part 1 class, or another intro course, you might like to develop your skills a little further... You will get more out of the class if you have some metal clay experience, but it is not beyond the reach of a beginner. This class is a little more intensive, as we will be learning about measuring for our designs, shrink rates, adding larger stones and handling a 3D piece, but don’t worry, I’m here to support you and guide you through the process. You will also have some time to design your ring before getting started on “the real thing”

What's included in the price?
In this class you will make a band ring with silver decoration or a cubic zirconia/glass stone
All class prices include:
* A space on the course for 1 person
* 7g silver clay (depending on your ring size & design), materials and use of tools to make your piece
* Firing of your creation in a kiln
* Tea, coffee and sweet treats whilst you work
At the end of the class you’ll take home a piece of unique fine silver jewellery, crafted by your own fair hands
Don’t worry if you’re “not creative”, I’m here to support you and guide you through the process - I also have books and samples for inspiration too.

Your tutor is Steph Pillinger, BA (Hons) Restoration and Decorative Studies (First Class), an internationally selling mixed-media artist, specialising in metal clay, gilding and decorative effects.
This is an exciting method in the history of jewellery making - I call it the “friendly” alternative to traditional silversmithing. Many other skills cross over to metal clay projects (pottery, sugar craft, decoupage etc.) - making it accessible to hobbyists and craftspeople alike.


Please book via email:
artclaysouthwest@gmail.com

www.TorbayArtspace.co.uk