Kiln-Fired Silver Rings from Precious Metal Clay – MOVED FROM 2020

Tutor: Helen Drye

Lunch: Price includes a hearty lunch.

All Levels

Typically for a max of 8 people.

Full Day

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This workshop is both suitable for those new to using silver clay or those looking for a great next step as you learn skills for making a silver ring.

You will make one ring in this Kiln fired ring workshop. We will use silver clay to create a unique ring; learn how to measure your ring size for silver clay, texture the clay, fire and polish it. You will make the ring to your own unique design and will also be able to embellish your ring. There will be a selection of Cubic Zirconia available for you embellish your ring, as well as molds and lots of tips and techniques.

You will learn how to:

– Construct a ring to a chosen size
– Embellish your ring and create texture
– If you wish, add a fireable stone
– After firing you will learn how to polish and finish your piece

Please note there is a £30 material charge payable on the day. The materials charge covers 10g of Silver Art Clay, enough for a substantial single ring but there is always the option to purchase more on the day.

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

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

Just yourself - all materials and tools will be provided and the materials charge for the course covers 10g of Silver Art Clay.

You may wish to bring an apron with you to protect your clothes and I would suggest you don’t wear any fluffy clothes. If you have long hair you might like to bring something to tie your hair back as you will be using a small gas torch.

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