Precious Metal Clay - Make your own Silver Jewellery

Venue, Timing, Cost

Vitreus Art Studio near Milton Keynes
Sat, 09/12/2020
10.30am to 5pm
£139 inc all materials and lunch

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) - make your own silver jewellery using PMC, including a textured and polished pendant, a pair of earrings, a leaf pendant using a real leaf or a necklace incorporating an initial letter - your own or someone else's!

In this workshop you will learn about the fascinating world of jewellery-making with Precious Metal Clay - aka. PMC. PMC is a clay-like combination of pure silver and organic binders that, when fired, become solid silver.

This class cost includes 15 grammes of silver PMC - enough to make 3 projects, created to give you experience of a range of clay making techniques.
After discussing the properties of PMC, the options for firing and how to make the most of your clay we'll begin with a simple earrings project. You'll learn to handle the clay, roll it out and add textures, cut out shapes and refine the finish of the clay before firing in the kiln.

Next, you'll choose to make either a groovy 'Initial Letter' necklace about 40mm high, like the one shown on this page or start work on a multi-layered leaf pendant. You can choose your own inital, or make a personlised silver gift for someone else! With this project you'll learn about some of the clay modelling properties that make PMC so versatile.

Your third project will teach you finishing and polishing techniques that you can apply to future projects. You'll make a pendant with silver clay decorations of your choice and incorporating a 'high-shine' element to give a bright, highly polished look to your piece. You'll also learn how to make a bail out of PMC to add to the back of your pendant.

If you have enough clay left over, you can then make a fun, personalised cartouche using our letter stamps or a silver charm using a rubber mould.
We provide enough silver clay for your main projects as part of the course cost; more can be purchased from us during the class or afterwards.

The course cost of £139 inc VAT per person includes:
15 grammes of PMC and silver PMC paste (enough for all your projects on the day)
Use of all tools and apron and kiln time for your larger pieces
Torch firing demonstration with guidance for continuing at home if wanted
Light lunch at the Tea Room on site & refreshments during the day
Maximum class size 4 people
All your work to keep
Eligibility for our Project Days Programme
Class runs from 10.30am to 5pm approx at our Northants studio

Mike Caddy or Jenny Timms at Vitreus Art
Wakefield Country Courtyard
Potterspury, Towcester
NN12 7FA

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Mike & Jenny Vitreus Art