Metal clay is a revolutionary product which comes in a clay form, it can easily be manipulated and following firing, the clay fuses and becomes solid metal. This short three hour introduction workshop will introduce you to the beauty of working with this wonderful medium as you learn to make Fine Silver - .999 jewellery.
During the evening you will be introduced to the basics of working with precious metal clay by learning how to work with it in a controlled and time sensitive environment. Your items will then be kiln fired, however you will be given a demonstration on how to hand torch fire so that you can easily continue working at home.
Your class includes product to the value of $45 and you will have the opportunity to purchase additional clay or upgrade your packet to a larger amount should you so wish. The clay provided will allow you to create several pairs of earrings or pendants over the three hour period.
ESSENTIAL TECHNIQUES COVERED
- working with the clay and it's special properties.
- rolling, cutting, texturing and forming the clay
- sanding and refining
- drilling the clay prior to firing
- demonstration on hand firing
- correct polishing and finishing
Duration: 3 Hours
- Working with the clay and it's special properties
- Rolling, cutting, texturing and forming the clay
- Sanding and refining
- Notes (soft copy)
- Precious metal clay ( 16gr pack)
- Loan of a school tool kit during the class
- Your MATERIALS FEE is included in the class cost.
- Notebook and pen
OH&S protocols at SJS require all students to wear CLOSED IN shoes and for long hair to be tied back. We recommend wearng glasses instead of contact lenses and to wear minimal jewellery in a studio environment.
No experience necessary, open to all.
Vendor since 2015
Sydney Jewellery School (SJS) is Australia's leading independent contemporary jewellery facility for students wishing to learn the art of jewellery making, multi-media creative arts techniques and object 'd art creation.
The school operates from our own premises and dedicated studio space in Rosebery, an inner South/East suburb of Sydney. Housed in the Heritage Listed Leda Building our air-conditioned studio is flooded with natural light and is equipped with the latest tools and equipment.
SJS also provides space for people wishing to access bench space on a casual or daily basis.
We cater for both the beginner through to the accomplished artisan with a range of classes and techniques: Beginner classes; Class modules to build your skill level; Specialist techniques; Master classes; Visiting artists program; International teachers program.
Many of our classes and the equipment needed to participate are only available within the framework of formal University/TAFE training, SJS is proud to be able to offer short courses in these techniques to all.
Our classes are surprisingly affordable and extremely competitive. Compare for yourself.
The studio has a fully equipped kitchenette and a substantial library with a large selection of books and DVDs on Jewelry and Craft.
Our Director Menaka Cooke and Studio Manager Jae Brown and the wonderful teaching faculty at the school look forward to welcoming you to the studio and to helping you turn your creative dreams into reality.