Adding Gold to Metal Clay
Take your metal clay creations to the next level by learning to add gold to your work. Gold not only increases the value of your work but adds a different colour and dimension to your jewellery.
With metal clay you can add gold with a fairly low investment in tools and materials. This is an intermediate metal clay class where you will learn a range of techniques for adding gold to your metal clay creations.
Techniques covered in this class include:
- Keum-boo (adding a layer of gold on top of our pieces).
- Using casting grain (embedding these in to your metal clay pieces).
- Painting in gold paste.
- Firing gold paste and foils
...and much more!
Gold is a fantastic material to work with and this is an intensive class that is packed full of information and projects to get students comfortable working with gold.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself as everything is provided. However if you have any ideas of what you would like to make, feel free to bring pictures, sketches or ideas.
As with all of our classes, all materials are included in the cost of the class as well as plenty of tea coffee and luxury biscuits! The classes are all run by expert tutors with years of professional experience who are friendly, knowledgeable and approachable. The size of the classes is kept small to allow plenty of one-on-one attention and the maximum number of students for this class is 8.
We take an hour break for lunch and there are plenty of local shops to get food from, or you can always bring a packed lunch to eat in the studio. If you have any questions regarding this, or other courses please don't hesitate to get in touch.
What some of our students have said about this class
Excellent class - Highly recommended!' Jane Harsely
'Thanks for such a great day, I have learnt so much and love the pieces I have made' Alex Jaimile
'Great class, good value for money. I loved learning all the different ways of adding gold and can't wait to get making more pieces at home' Lesley Jane
'This was a really good class, I did the beginners a few weeks before and was great to learn new techniques and ways of using gold in metal clay. Also lovely tutor, great space and very friendly environment' Sasha Roz
'I had a great day learning the three different techniques and am really pleased with the results. Can't wait to experiment with more ideas when I get home' Penny
'The perfect way to spend a day - I absolutely loved it!' Shannon Rosen
Student Gallery - Check out what other students have made on this class below: