Beginners Silver Art Clay Jewellery – Nature Inspired

Tutor: Tara Joy

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

Level:
All Levels

Typically for a max of 6 people.

Full Day

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Enjoy a day with Tara learning how to capture nature and all its detail in silver art clay to make beautiful nature inspired pieces of jewellery. No previous experience is necessary.

Tara has been making personalised handprint and fingerprint jewellery from metal clay since 2010 with Joy Impressions. The course will not involve handprints or fingerprints (unless you want to impress your own fingerprint in the silver!) but you will make a simple pendant or 2 or a pair of earrings in silver art clay that you will be able to take home at the end of the day. During your day you will learn:

– Rolling & cutting
– Texturing
– Pre fire finishing
– Post fire finishing
– Burnishing
– Polishing
– Oxidising to create ‘antiquing’ look (optional)

There will be a selection of textures to use.

An additional £20 materials charge (may be subject to change as silver art clay is a volatile commodity) is payable on the day for this workshop.
The material charge includes 1 sterling silver chain or a pair of earring hooks (additional chains and fittings can be purchased on the day if required)

Click on the title below to find a list of what you’ll need to bring with you if anything.

What to expect

Time at ArtisOn is designed to take you away from it all and provide the environment, the time and the guidance you need to create. You can expect a warm welcome, skilled and friendly tutors plus the chance to meet like-minded people keen to share ideas and experiences. You can even leave us to clear up the mess! There will usually be two workshops going on and we encourage everyone to mingle and be nosey about what the other workshop is up to.

Arrive in time to meet other participants over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits before beginning your session at the appointed time. There will be a mid-morning break for refreshments and a chance to talk over progress with others. Lunch is usually around 12:45 for about 45 mins – you can expect a homemade 2 course lunch. The main course will be delicious but don’t overdo it as the puds are usually worth waiting for! There will be a further afternoon break with the most wonderful cakes from Roots & Fruits Home Bakery, a North Yorkshire micro-bakery producing handmade bread and cakes. All food and refreshments are included in the price of the workshop.

Finish time is given as a target – there are occasions when the session may overrun so do let us know if you need to be away promptly.

We aim for your day to be a real treat… of course you could always learn a new skill in a shed or a draughty village hall with a curly sandwich, but we want you to have more fun than that! So we make it a day being looked after, with good food, good company and great inspiration!

What you’ll need to bring with you

Textured items that are of interest to you from your garden, nature walks or home. These could be leaves with prominent veins, cow parsley, feathers, seed heads, fine grasses, bark anything that has a textural interest.
Textured wall paper with nature designs and lace can also be used. All items will need to be fairly flat.

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