Precious Metal Clay

2014 Timetable TBA
Tutor: Lise Moody

 

Beginners

Learn how to make beautiful fine silver jewellery in this hands on workshop. You will learn how to use silver metal clay to shape a unique piece of jewellery to wear or give to someone.

Silver Clay is an amazing medium to work with, you can shape it like clay and when finished, fire it to get a .999 fine silver piece of jewellery. Metal clay can be rolled, textured while wet or dry, carved and shaped in a multitude of ways. It is a completely different process to working in sterling silver and you need minimal tools to start.

Most students make more than one piece of jewellery in the intro workshop, however some students prefer to make one large piece. Rings are not made in the introductory workshops, you will learn this technique in the more advanced classes.

I demonstrate torch firing during the workshop so students get an idea of how easy this material is to work with at home.

All you need to bring to the workshop is your imagination and your lunch – both can be as creative as you want. What you make on the day is only limited by your courage and the time limitations of a one day workshop. I will have additional clay for sale on the day if you want to go BIG.

All workshops are held on a Sunday from 9:30am to 4pm
$195 per person, tool hire and 25g of PMC3 included

Intermediate

Take your skills from the beginners class to the next level.  In this workshop you will learn dry construction techniques to make a 3 dimensional piece of jewellery and you will earn how to make your own textured printing plate to create your signature texture on metal clay. This class will run from 9 – 1pm and you will be provided with all tools, photopolymer printing plate base and 16gms of clay. If you wish to buy more clay, there will be supplies available on the day.

To make your printing plate you will need to email your doodles or drawings to the instructor prior to the class. If you are unable to do this, an alternative style of texture plate can be made at class. The type of drawing or image that is required is a fine point black pen on white paper, Dover Crafts images, and doodles that you have drawn on paper and scanned are suitable.

All workshops are held on a Sunday from 9:00am to 1pm
$145 per person, tool hire and 16g of PMC3 included