Silver clay is magical, it contains fine silver particles embedded into a binder.
This product enables you the flexibility of moulding clay and the ease of adding textures to create unique pieces of jewellery, whilst offering you the beauty of fine (hallmarkable) silver once fired, a real cheat for frustrated silversmiths.
Materials are included in the course fee, giving you the chance to use 10g of silver clay and silver paste to make up to three pieces of jewellery, plus the opportunity to try another silver clay product such as sheet or syringe clay to make more.
By the end of the day you will have made around four pieces of fine silver jewellery, depending on the size of the pieces you choose to make, some people make more. Making a prototype using a non-precious medium, firing and polishing will also form part of this exciting class. Suitable for beginners and improvers.
Tutor: Toni Peers
Toni Peers has been teaching crafts at a variety of venues for over 10 years as part of her craft business called Curly Girly Crafts. She has recently updated her teaching qualification and has now achieved the level 3 Education and Training Award. Toni has vast experience in running a variety of classes including, Encaustic Art, Enamelling, Felt Making, Flamework (making glass beads) and Silver Clay.
Toni enjoys teaching tailored classes at her home studio as well as working with larger groups at venues such as Flatford Mill where students can take inspiration from the beautiful surroundings. Toni has been accepted into the Guild of Essex Craftsmen for her skills in Enamelling and Encaustic Art, she is also part of the Encaustic art teaching network. Her website is www.curly-girly.co.uk
Before You Attend
What to Bring
- Toni will supply everything you need.
- Toni will bring some findings for you to purchase if required to complete a piece of jewellery, or she can advise you of where to buy them.
- Toni will also bring a limited amount of extra silver clay in case students want to make more pieces – the clay costs £25 for 10g