Fashion unique items of jewellery in this amazing medium. Pendants, earrings & charms can be sculpted just like clay, then kiln-fired to form hallmark quality silver.
This is a new way of working with metal – without the need for traditional silversmithing tools. Art Clay Silver consists of minute particles of silver dust held in a binder which can be sculpted just like clay. Once dried out and fired, it fuses together to produce solid silver. A small kiln will be available in the studio. Lori will demonstrate how to fire your pieces and offer advice on further projects to continue at home.
Learn various techniques including how to manipulate the clay, add texture, set fireable stones in 3 different ways, create detail, add colour and produce a handmade bail for your chain.
Suitable for both beginners and those with some jewellery or Silver Clay (PMC) experience.
“Many thanks for an inspiring weekend, spent in the company of enthusiastic people in such delightful surroundings.”
Tutor: Lori Ridgway
Lori has been making jewellery for many years, taking much of her inspiration from nature. She works mainly with Silver Clay but also uses traditional silver smithing methods.
From her Staffordshire studio she collaborates with suppliers and galleries to create custom ranges and bespoke pieces.
She has completed the Art Clay Silver Higher Diploma is an experienced tutor.
To view Lori’s own website visit www.lrsilverjewellery.co.uk
“Lori was lovely, full of information and very happy to share her knowledge. I had a great time and will definitely be back to learn more.” L.C.
The £40 materials fee includes 10g of clay, a selection of stones for setting and a chain to hang your pendant. Also use of all tools plus kiln firing of your piece(s).
Note: This is in addition to the course fee
Timing & Refreshments
Join us from 9.30am for tea/coffee & introductions
Tuition: 10.00am – 4.30pm
We take an hour for lunch and breaks whenever you wish
Lunch & refreshments are included in the course fee
Help yourself to drinks & biscuits. Home-made cake mid afternoon