This two day silver and metal clay bracelet masterclass with Polish art jeweller Iwona Tamborska will take your metal clay work to a whole new level. Dates are Thursday 18th October to Friday 19th October 2018. Sterling silver tube and metal clay are included in the price of the course.

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This two day silver and metal clay bracelet masterclass with Polish art jeweller Iwona Tamborska will take your metal clay work to a whole new level. The course runs as two consecutive days – Thursday 18th October to Friday 19th October 2018.

You can combine any of the two day master classes with Iwona or book the full six day masterclass for a discount of £76 on the individual cost of all three classes. The six day class can be paid in full or by instalments. The individual classes must be paid in full at the time of booking.

What is this class about?

Combining traditional silverwork techniques with metal clay you’ll create a totally unique statement bracelet with the wow factor. All the materials are included in the price. After signing up for the class, you will be given more information on this together with the tools you’ll need to bring if you have them. To see a full list of what’s included in the price, see below.

Iwona’s work has a strong narrative quality resulting in some incredibly complex designs. By combining silver tube, wire and metal clay, she creates light, highly sculptural pieces. During the two days you spend with her, you’ll learn her approach, what inspires her and how she designs her amazing creations. Iwona will help you to tell your own stories through your work and teach you how to realise your design ideas.

Skills Required

This course is suitable for metal clay intermediate or advanced level metal clay artists. You don’t need to have any experience of working with silver in a traditional way. Iwona will teach you all you need to know to create a stunning bracelet. You’ll be doing quite a bit of soldering on this course but you only need a very basic understanding of soldering at the beginning. The project is structured so that your silver work, soldering and metal clay skills will develop as you go along.

The course may also appeal to traditional silver workers who have used metal clay to an intermediate level. If you want to see how these two materials can work together successfully, this course is for you.

If you’ve ever struggled with soldering, after spending this time with Iwona you will be able to solder anything to anything! Imagine the possibilities of being able to design and create pieces of jewellery that are not only works of art but tell the story in your head.

By the end of the course, you will fully understand the potential of combining traditional silver techniques and metal clay. And you’ll know how you can use this to create one-of-a-kind, statement jewellery.

What will you create?

This class project is a bracelet based on a hollow Sterling silver tube combined with fine silver clay. Skills learned in this class include sculpting with metal clay, working with Sterling silver tube and soldering. You will be able to create the two ends of the bracelet in whatever design you choose. Iwona will teach you to create animal heads like her sample bracelet or maybe you have another idea – gargoyles, fairy creatures, a self portrait? Let your imagination soar!

What materials are included in the price?

Included in the price of the course is the following:-

  • Sterling silver tube, 4mm wide x 23cm long
  • Art Clay silver – 10g
  • Art Clay syringe – 10g

You can bring extra materials if you think you’ll need them.


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