Metal Clay Guided Workshop
10am to 5pm
Would you like to use your experience with silver clay to spend a day with us in our workshop working on your own projects?
The metal clay guided workshops are designed for intermediate and advanced silver clay students. These sessions are different from our usual classes as there will be no organised tuition. You come along with your own designs and project ideas and have help and support from an expert tutor and from your fellow students.
What do I need to bring?
You need to provide all the materials you will need for the day including your silver clay. We do have some materials available to purchase in our pop up shop but we can’t guarantee that we’ll have what you need on the day so get organised in advance. You are welcome to phone us a week in advance to set aside any items you would like to purchase on the day in order to ensure it is available. Otherwise we recommend www.metalclay.co.uk <http://www.metalclay.co.uk> for online orders or Cooksons Gold for buying in person in London.
What do LJS provide?
We will provide the following for use on the day
• Silver clay tool kit e.g. mat, clay roller, textures, cookie cutters etc
• Dehydrator for quick drying of the clay
• Torch firing and soldering equipment
• Barrel polisher
• Expert silver clay tutor on hand to answer questions and provide one to one support
What kinds of projects can I work on?
Some examples of projects you might like to work on
• Cufflinks and stud earrings for soldering
• Silver clay brooch (I suggest the large screw in silver brooch pin from metalclay.co.uk <http://metalclay.co.uk> sku number K059A)
The idea of the workshop is to work alongside other students of silver clay with help and support from an expert silver clay tutor.
We ask you to email us at least a week before the workshop session with a brief project outline. This is so our tutor can prepare and ensure she is able to help you with what you want to do. Please include details of any equipment you would like to use e.g. the kiln.
Ensure you email this through to firstname.lastname@example.org at least 7 days before the class or we cannot guarantee the support you require for the workshop.
Can I use a different metal clay?
You are welcome to use silver Art Clay or silver PMC. We will not be accepting workshop attendees using other metal clays at this time because of the contamination of tools. If you are interested in working with other metal clays in the future please do let us know and we will consider scheduling a session if there is enough interest.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you will need to provide your own metal clay and any stones that you wish to use. We stock Art Clay in the LJS Supplies shop should you need any additional materials.
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
Please Note: Our classes are suitable for those aged 16 and over & for health and safety reasons, all students need to wear closed toe shoes when coming to the workshop. If you have any access requirements, please contact us before booking a course. And due to our small class sizes we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on our courses once booked. Please make sure you can make the date before booking. Thanks LJS x