This three hour beginners metal clay taster class with Julia Rai is designed to introduce anyone to silver clay. In a relaxed class, you’ll learn about silver clay and make between three and five small items of jewellery.
This three hour beginners metal clay taster class with Julia Rai is designed to introduce anyone to silver clay. In a relaxed class, you’ll learn about silver clay and make between three and five small items of jewellery. Julia will show you how to work with silver metal clay using simple tools which you may already have at home.
Level: Complete beginner
Timings: 10am – 1pm
This half day beginners metal clay taster class is for people new to the fantastic medium of silver metal clay. During the morning you will learn what metal clay can do and how easy it is to work with. Metal clay beginners are fine on this class. The class doesn’t require any previous experience of jewellery making or metal clay. You’ll be guided through every step by Julia Rai, an experienced metal clay tutor and we guarantee you’ll come out with some great jewellery.
What skills will you learn?
In this taster class, you’ll learn:-
- Handling and storing the clay
- How to roll it out to a consistent thickness
- Texturing the clay and cutting it into shapes
- Methods of refining the dry pieces
- Firing your pieces using a small butane torch
- How to polish and finish your pieces
First you’ll make a simple pendant or charm. Then you’ll have a bit of freedom to create one or two additional pieces. 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. Congratulations, you are now an alchemist!
This class is designed for complete beginners, giving you confidence to create your own wonderful designs after leaving the class. You will take home the pieces you make on the class to show your friends!
How much silver clay is included in the price?
This class includes 5g of Art Clay silver. Most people make three or four pieces with this amount of clay. Some people choose to make smaller pieces so end up with more. Others like slightly larger pieces but three is normally the minimum people make. You can buy chains, ear wires and jump rings from our shop if you’d like to hang your pieces at the end of the class. Or bring your own and Julia will help you to hang them.