Texture Making for Metal Clay
Please note: we are unable to offer transfers or refunds on any of our courses.
Take a look above to see examples of what can be made in this class. These images are of students' and tutors' work.
Learn to make your own textures from pictures, print outs and much more!
This is a great class where our expert tutor Julia Rai will guide you through a range of processes for making your own texture tiles and plates. Perfect for use with metal clay, polymer clay and many areas of jewellery making.
When you first start working with metal clay and polymer, commercial texture tiles are a great place to start but as you progress, being able to make your own textures can really add a new dimension to your designs and opens up a whole new way of working.
In this intensive day class you will learn a range of techniques for making textures including Photo Polymer Plates (PPP) and the Tear Away Technique. Two key techniques for making textures that will set you well on your way to creating a new range of texture plates to set your jewellery apart from the rest.
The Photo Polymer Plates allow you to take black and white line designs and create unique deep texture plates for your metal clay. The 'tear away' technique allows you to make low relief texture sheets which are ideal for use with Keum-Bo.
Please note that no metal clay or jewellery pieces will be produced on this course as we will be using the whole day to focus on texture making.
The cost of this workshop includes a Photo Polymer Plate kit. The tutor will supply black and white images in all formats for you to practice these processes but if you would like to bring your own images, please do. For Photo Polymer Plates, dense black images printed onto transparent acetates are required. For the tear away technique, your images printed onto A4 sheets will be copied using a special photocopier. To get copies of your own designs, the tutor will charge £1 per A4 sheet so make sure you fill the sheet with designs.
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 and 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 - I can't wait to get started making metal clay pieces with the new textures I have made' Jade Dunback
'Julia is a great tutor and learning to make your own textures is really empowering. I can now really make my jewellery individual and personal - thanks for a great day' Tammy Jamison
'Very informative and can't wait to get started making textures at home' Jackie Monvellow
'A great day - I learnt brilliant now techniques and am going away with lots of new textures and even more ideas for new jewellery projects' Penny Akester
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