Tuesday, 4 July 2017

Summer school classes in London - silver clay rings one day workshop

Flat band silver ring
Despite now living in Edinburgh I am still teaching some classes in London! I will be teaching this one day workshop in silver clay ring making at the Mary Ward Centre. It is a subsidised course so is really inexpensive, £48 full fee, £24 concession fee (this includes 10g of clay. You may need to purchase extra clay depending on your ring size. This will be available from your tutor on the day and will be charged at cost price)

Tuesday 25th July, 10-5pm
Course code: 42SS

Who is this course for?
This course is designed for those with some experience of using silver clay, either a beginners course or your own practice at home.

Flat band embellished silver rings

What does this course cover?
Silver clay is a relatively new product to the market. It can be worked like clay and is made of fine silver particles, a binder and water. When it is fired (which can be done with an inexpensive butane torch at home) the result is a 99.9% fine silver piece which is of hallmark quality. (Note, it is recommended that rings are kiln fired)

D-profile silver rings
This is a new course that has not been taught at the Mary Ward Centre before.
On this course you will make two different types of silver clay ring.
A flat band ring and D profile ring (flat band on the inside, curved on the outside, see photo to the left)
Both rings will be shaped and dried around the mandrel

You will learn how to
- calculate the correct size to allow for shrinkage
- add embellishments and decoration to your ring/s
- programme a jewellery kiln for firing rings

Note: In order to make the most of the day it is likely that your rings will need to be fired overnight. If that is the case you will be given information about when they can be collected or alternatively can have them posted to you by recorded delivery (you will need to pay extra for this).

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