My one day classes for Silver Jewellery Making and Metal Clay are held at Woodley and Maidenhead. I also organise beading and gemmology days at Woodley.
One day classes at Woodley are booked through me. I send out the dates to all those on my one day classes contacts list as I timetable them. If you wish to be added to my contacts list for these classes please email me.
One day classes at Norden Farm are booked through Norden Farm Centre For The Arts.
Silver Jewellery Day
Whether a beginner or someone with experience you will leave with finished jewellery pieces you will be proud of. If a beginner you will be guided through projects that will build your technical skills as well as completing finished pieces to take away. If experienced you can progress your skills and if there is somethig specific you wish to cover do contact me to talk this through by emailing me at email@example.com.
10 - 4 costs £50 + materials that you use. Materials can be purchased from the tutor.
Woodley - The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, RG5 4JZ
Sunday 24 February 2019 (FULL)
Maidenhead - Norden Farm Centre For The Arts, Altwood Road, SL6 4PF
Saturday 9th March 2019 (FULL)
Saturday 27 April 2019 (FULL)
Saturday 22 June 2019 - not booking yet
Saturday 13 July 2019 - not booking yet
An Extra Friday at Norden Farm
12 July 2019 10 - 12 and 12.15 - 2.15
Come to one or both of them. £16.80 per two hour session.
See examples of pieces made on these days below
Introduction to Gemmology - Woodley - The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, RG5 4JZ
Tutor Sally Spencer
This one day course will introduce the student to gemmology and gemstones as well as explaining how the characteristics of different gemstones can be used by a gemmologist to identify them.
Students will be taught how to use a 10x loupe to look at both internal and external features of gemstones and have the opportunity to look at a variety of different stones.
The use of some of the testing equipment used by gemmologists will be demonstrated and then students will have the opportunity to try these for themselves to see in practice some of the theory discussed during the day.
Students will also be introduced to synthetic, imitation, treated and composite materials before having the opportunity to look at examples of these.
The day concludes with a section concentrating on diamonds, their properties and their imitators, treatments and synthetic diamond.
10.00 - 16.30 cost - £65
Saturday 23 February 2019 (FULL)
Saturday 6 April 2019
Saturday 6 July 2019
Bead and Wire Jewellery - Woodley - The Oakwood Centre, Headley Road, RG5 4JZ
Tutor Diane Estornel
10 - 4 costs £50 + materials used
Learn the techniques required to design and make unique beaded necklaces and bracelets. Find out about different tools and stringing materials, learn to crimp, create dangles and attach clasps. Leave with a range of skills you have learned and pieces you have made.
No more dates yet but if you are interested in future dates please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Silver Metal Clay Day
Tutor Janet Richardson
The objective of the day is to enable you to use a pack of silver metal clay and be able to make something at home. You will make three items and learn many techinques including texturing, rolling, cutting, forming, stone setting, sintering, cleaning up and polishing. I try to keep the techniques separate from the traditional skills you learn on the Silver Jewellery Days.
The day runs 10 - 4 and costs £50 + the materials. Metal clay can vary in price but a general guideline 10grms of silver metal clay + a stone + pure silver wire comes to around £22. Materials are purchased from the tutor.
No programmed dates yet but if you are interested in future dates please email me.
See examples of pieces made on these days below.