Ann Gibbons of Firetree jewellery is an experienced and innovative designer maker. Mainly using precious metal clay to produce her pieces, Firetree attends many artisan and craft events in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire and makes bespoke jewellery for many customers.
Silver clay is an amazing medium to work with. Incorporating recycled silver in a binder with water the clay can be rolled out textured and cut to shape. It is then fired in a kiln which removes the binder and water to leave fine or sterling silver.
Ann also works with copper and bronze clay to achieve designs based on nature.
Why not take a break from the week and have fun working with this magical clay and then enjoy wearing your own fine silver designs.
All our workshops have been developed to provide a quiet day of creativity and gentle tuition. You will thoroughly enjoy this workshop in silver clay and be surprised by the results you can achieve.
On this class you will learn how to handle and roll out the clay, add texture and shape your designs. After kiln firing, your pieces will be polished and ready to take home. The class is suitable for complete beginners to silver clay and will cover the basics of this exciting process.
The course includes a packet of fine silver clay, the picture (left) shows what can be made from the clay. Make two pendants, or a pendant and a pair of drop earrings. Should you wish to make larger / more pieces additional clay will be available on the day to purchase for a nominal charge.
There will also be necklaces, cords, leather necklets and ear wires available to purchase on the day, to complete your jewellery.
FOOD: Hot and cold refreshments will be provided throughout the day and you are welcome to bring your own lunch to the workshop. Alternatively Created by Hand gallery is situated next to the wonderful Mulberry Tree Café where you can purchase delicious food at reasonable prices.
The course costs £65 to include a packet of silver clay, use of tools and refreshments throughout the day. Additional clay is available to purchase on the day.
To book onto this class please contact us using one of the options from our 'contact us' page