Silver Clay Academy

Phone:07887994369

Discover the alchemy of Silver Clay, and learn to make beautiful recycled silver jewellery with the Silver Clay Academy

Silver clay, also known as precious metal clay is a fantastic eco-friendly material. Made from silver, recycled from various sources such as the medical and communication industries. The recycled silver is refined into tiny particles and mixed with an organic, non toxic binder.  This fabulous malleable material can then be shaped and sculpted and even used to capture real pieces of nature, using techniques that you will learn on a Silver Clay Academy Workshop. 

When the clay is dried, it is then fired using either a special kiln, or a torch. during this process the binder is burned away leaving pure ( or Fine silver)

The piece is polished to leave a beautiful piece of jewellery for you to treasure forever. 

To learn more and to make your very own piece of silver jewellery, why not come along to one of our workshops? They are from beginner level and have a number of dates to suit. 

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  • 25/09/2022 10:00 - 25/09/2022 17:00

    Autumn Botanical Jewellery Making Workshop

    Capture nature’s beauty in pure silver with this botanical jewellery making workshop. Ideal for beginners who would like to try their hand at a new creative skill. You will learn to all about silver clay, applying techniques to use both paste and lump metal clay to cast real pieces of nature.

  • 09/10/2022 10:00 - 09/10/2022 13:00

    Silver Clay Taster Workshop

    Discover the alchemy of silver clay with this three-hour introductory workshop. Ideal for beginners who would like to try their hand at a new creative skill. You will learn to all about silver clay and make between three and five small items of beautiful jewellery from silver clay.

  • Family Friendly, Silver Clay Taster Workshop 2022
    25/10/2022 10:00 - 25/10/2022 13:00

    Family Friendly, Silver Clay Taster Workshop 2022

    Discover the alchemy of silver clay at this   Family Friendly, Silver Clay Taster Workshop 2022 with this three-hour introductory workshop. Ideal for those age 11 + who would like to try their hand at a new creative skill.

    You will learn to all about silver clay and make between three and four small items of beautiful pieces of real silver jewellery.

    Discover the alchemy of silver clay with this three-hour introductory workshop.

    Ideal for beginners who would like to try their hand at a new creative skill.

    You will learn to all about silver clay and make between three to four small items of beautiful  jewellery from silver clay, using tools that you may already have in your home.

    No experience in working with metal clay is necessary for this workshop.

    Suitable from age 11 up wards, parerents/ carers are asked to stay on the workshop due to health and saftey, why not book yourself a ticket too and join in the fun!

    This fantastic workshop is to be taught in the stunning purpose build creative studios on the second floor of the Westridge Studios, in the leafy village of Highclere.

    (Please note the studio is access by stairs only, if you are unable to access the studio due to it being located on the second floor please do get in touch before booking and I will do my utmost to move the workshop to the downstairs space at the Studios, subject to availability.)

     

    In this introductory beginner workshop, you will learn the skills required to make simple and beautiful jewellery from metal clay, and how to continue making at home if you wish.  During the workshop you will learn all about Silver clay, and what makes it such an awesome material to work with.

     

    The workshop includes 5g of silver clay, which is enough to make three or four pieces of silver jewellery, depending on the sizes of the pieces you wish to make.

    Basic jump rings, ear wire hooks and a standard 18’chain are also included in the price, you may also bring your own and we can help you attach them.

     

    Alternatively, if a different chain is needed that can also be ordered through the academy at an extra cost, please email your request in advance of the workshop and it can be brought along on the day for you.

    (Please note due to time scales and techniques you will not be able to make stud earrings on this workshop, as it is an advanced skill and requires soldiering techniques, these will be taught in other workshops, feel free to email for details once you have attended a beginner class.)

     

    Family Friendly, Silver Clay Taster Workshop 2022
    What you will learn.

    On this fantastic introductory course, you will learn how to make a simple charm or pendant. Then you will use your new found skills to create one or two extra pieces in your own design, maybe a pair of earrings to match your pendant?

    You will learn methods to dry your pieces and how to safely fire your creations with a Butane torch. Once fired you will be shown how to get your silver pieces beautiful and shiny.

    When your pieces are made you will also be given a little jewellery box take away your beautiful new jewellry in.

    On this workshop you will be guided, step by step and learn the following skills:

    • Handling and how to store the clay.
    • Rolling the clay out to get an even finish.
    • How to add textures to your pieces.
    • How to shape and cut the clay.
    • How to dry and refine your pieces
    • Firing methods, and how to use a small Butane torch to fire safely.
    • How to Polish and finish your pieces
    • If you really enjoyed the taster workshop and would like to continue your silver clay journey, why not join us on one of our  full day silver clay workshops. Or practice your new skills  in the comfort of your home with a specially created Silver Clay kits, available to buy on the day of the workshop.Please read the full T&C's prior to bookingPlease note when booking for someone  under 18 due to health and saftey reasons parents / carers are requested to stay with the child. Tickets are per person.Refreshments - tea, coffee and biscuits included .

    West Berkshire Villages

  • 05/11/2022 10:00 - 05/11/2022 13:00

    Silver Clay Taster Workshop

    Discover the alchemy of silver clay with this three-hour introductory workshop. Ideal for beginners who would like to try their hand at a new creative skill. You will learn to all about silver clay and make between three and five small items of beautiful jewellery from silver clay.

  • Silver Clay
    13/11/2022 10:00 - 13/11/2022 17:00

    Silver and Semi Precious Stone Pendant

    Discover the magic of Silver Clay, with this all day stone setting and silver clay workshop led by Emma Roy.

    You will learn all about silver clay and how to make a beautiful pure silver pendant, and adorned it with a semi precious stone in a bezels setting, to take home with you .

    All materials and tools are included in the price.

    Duration: 10am – 5pm

    All tickets must be booked in advance.

    There is no need to print or collect a ticket as the team/tutor will have a record of those who have booked.

    Booking for workshops and courses close 24 hours before the start time.

    Please note we reserve the right to cancel any course or workshop if the minimum numbers are not met.

    If we are not able to run a workshop you will be informed three working days ahead of the course or workshop start date.

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