Workshop: Silver Clay
Metal clay is a crafting medium consisting of very small particles of metal such as silver, gold, bronze, or copper mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewellery, beads and small sculptures. Originating in Japan in 1990, metal clay can be shaped just like any soft clay, by hand or using molds. After drying, the clay can be fired in a variety of ways such as in a kiln, with a handheld gas torch, or on a gas stove, depending on the type of clay and the metal in it. The binder burns away, leaving the pure sintered metal.
We will be using fine silver metal clay in our creative workshops and you can choose to make between 2 - 5 items depending on the thickness used.
I invite you to bring interesting objects found in nature like shells, leaves, seeds and pods to small sentimental items such as keys, rings or items with markings and imprints that can texture to design a contemporary piece.
You will be provided with one packet of Silver Clay per booking for use during the workshop. Any designs you make with this packet can be taken home with you as a part of the booking. You will be provided with lunch and refreshments for day.
If you would like to book alternate dates or have any special requirements, please contact Jackie to arrange.