Soldering in Metal Clay
Take a look above to see examples of what can be made in this class. These images are of students' and tutors' work.
Please note, this class is not suitable for complete beginners. You will need to have attended our beginners metal clay class (or similar) or be familiar with making and firing your own silver clay pieces at home.
Do you want to advance your silver clay skills but don’t want to attend a silversmithing course? This intermediate class is for anyone who would like to extend their abilities and learn how to solder onto metal clay. You will spend an exciting day learning and practicing new techniques to add findings to your metal clay pieces including stud earrings and cufflink backs. You will also learn how to solder on and shape a wire brooch pin.
Techniques covered in this class include:
- sweat soldering stud earring posts and cufflink backs
- soldering silver wire onto a brooch and shaping a pin
- many more hints and tips including how to make your own pickle
We follow three projects throughout the day, these include:
- Stud earrings with soldered pins
- Cufflinks with soldered cufflink backs
- Brooch with soldered and shaped brooch pin
You will have plenty of soldering practice and by the end of the day you should have the confidence and skill to start making things from home.
All materials are included in the class as well as full class notes.
What you need to bring to this class:
For this class you don't need to bring anything but yourself, as everything is provided.
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 7
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
Fantastic course one of the best i've done in ages. Have learnt a lot and feel confident at taking my metal clay creations to the next level. Thank you! - Jayne Murphy
I came away with a thorough understanding of how to affix findings to metal clay and can't wait to put into practice what I have learnt. - Nadia Thomas
It was SO beneficial - great attention! - Suzie Morgan