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Metal Clay Beginners Class

£99.00

£99.00

Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 21 customer ratings
(21 customer reviews)

In this relaxed one day beginners metal clay class, you’ll learn how to work with silver metal clay with Julia Rai. Julia is an experienced metal clay artist, writer and tutor and she will guide you every step of the way. During the day you will make a pair of earrings, a moulded charm and a pendant. You’ll also have enough material to make at least one other item to your own design using silver clay.

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In this relaxed one day metal clay beginners class, you’ll learn how to work with silver metal clay with Julia Rai. Julia is an experienced metal clay artist, writer and tutor and she will guide you every step of the way.

Level: No previous experience required, metal clay beginners are welcome

Timings: 10am – 5pm

Course Outline

This one day metal clay beginners course will introduce you to silver clay through some simple projects in a relaxed atmosphere. During the day you will make a pair of earrings, a moulded charm and a pendant. And you’ll still have enough material to make at least one other item using silver clay. This means that once you know what silver clay can do, you can have some fun with it!

This introduction to silver metal clay course is for metal clay beginners. Anyone new to the fantastic medium of metal clay will learn what it can do on this class. No previous experience of metal clay or jewellery making is needed. You’ll be guided by Julia Rai who is an experienced metal clay tutor with many years experience. We guarantee you’ll come out with some great jewellery.

The emphasis will be on building confidence working with metal clay at your own pace and focusing on fun. First, you’ll learn how to make a simple pair of earrings. Then you’ll learn to make silicon moulds of small objects like shells or buttons.

You’ll learn how important refining your piece is before firing it. A complete safety briefing will be given before you use a butane torch to fire your creations. Finally, you’ll see the magical transformation when you polish your pieces.

Once you’ve got a bit of confidence using metal clay, then you can begin to really play and create your own designs during the afternoon.

What skills will you learn?

During the day, you’ll learn the following skills:-

  • Rolling out and texturing the clay
  • Cutting and punching holes into the clay
  • Drying and refining your work
  • Firing the pieces using a butane torch
  • Polishing and finishing your work
  • Making moulded charms

 

You will learn how to fire and finish your creations all ready to put them on ear wires and chains when you get home. Even complete metal clay beginners with no jewellery making experience leave the class thrilled with what they’ve made.

Julia will help you to create beautiful fine silver jewellery in whatever style you choose. All the equipment you need will be provided and there will be some tools to buy if you want to continue creating as soon as you get home. By the end of the day you’ll have enough knowledge and confidence to create unique pieces of jewellery using metal clay!

This course is particularly suitable for people who need a bit more time to learn new things or who have limitations with manual dexterity. There is no pressure and Julia will work with individuals at their own pace to ensure they achieve their goals for the day.

How much silver clay is included in the price?

The course cost includes enough silver metal clay to create the basic projects. You can buy additional metal clay, chains or earring wires on the day or bring your own silver metal clay or chains/earring wires if you’d prefer (PMC3, PMC Flex or Art Clay Silver only).

21 reviews for Metal Clay Beginners Class

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julie

    Wonderful work space. Loved being about to take home an actual piece of jewellery.

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    It was lovely to go home with finished pieces having learnt a variety of techniques.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tanya Banfield

    Julia was very knowledgable and led the class in a relaxed, non scary way. I produced work today that I could not have imagined producing so early into the learning process. Loved being able to play with texture plates. Book to attend a workshop, you won’t be disappointed.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Emma

    Julia was very friendly helpful and knowledgable. Well laid out room.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    Julia was very welcoming and encouraging. A fantastic start to give me a new hobby, will definitely recommend to others. Was great to learn a new craft and watch the changes in the metal clay with each process.

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kerri Powell

    Brilliant! I’ll be back!

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Phil Smith

    Excellent day

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sheilagh Webb

    What a lovely day. Julia was really helpful and supportive and I left feeling I had learnt and achieved a great deal. Thankyou Julia, you were very patient and gave me confidence. Lovely relaxed working environment with good space and light.

  9. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julie Griffin

    Really enjoyed this class, will come back again and bring along my daughter. Brilliant facilities, well maintained, very professional but also a very welcoming atmosphere. Really great instructor, very approachable and very knowledgeable, friendly.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    C Walker

    Took home a necklace and earrings!

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    Shelley Higgins

    Enjoyed working with the clay, learning a new skill. The possibilities are endless.

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Julie Moody

    Julia is an excellent tutor. Happy to share knowledge. Took time to explain things fully. As a beginner I was really pleased with the end projects that were achieved within the time frame. Excellent facilities, nice friendly atmosphere. Lots of examples around and Julia happy to share her wealth of knowledge.

  13. Rated 5 out of 5

    Kim

    Julia is knowledgeable beyond the requirements of the class, which enabled a more thorough depth to the learning. Learning a new craft in a friendly supportive environment was great.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lucy Symons

    Excellent class, thoroughly enjoyed and feel confident in producing solo projects going forward. Best part was learning and understanding this new medium in jewellery making and being able to take away pieces I am proud to wear!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Olivia

    Loved being able to take my jewellery home

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Hannah Hunt

    Julia is very personable and open. Loved all of it, Really great day.

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chris Warren

    Loved taking home jewellery I have made myself

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Sophie Hastings

    Learned new things with a teacher who was very patient and very helpful and very approachable. She was lovely, always happy to help. Very good teacher.

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rena-Denise Lewis

    All was very enjoyable.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jilly

    Loved the transformation to silver and texturing.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    Bella Tapp

    Loved trying something new in a constructive environment.

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