4 Week Metal Clay Course

Learn liquid alchemy by turning clay into silver jewellery over the span of just four weeks!

Introduction to Metal Clay 4 Week Course

Metal Clay is a magical medium that starts out as soft clay that can be shaped and molded into your own unique design before being fired with a hand torch where you can watch it turn into real fine silver right before your eyes! Find out its endless possibilities in this carefully structured 4 week course. 

Over the 4 weeks, you will design your own pendant and ring whilst learning how to fire your own pieces.. You will have the option to set a cubic zirconia stone into your pendant before firing too! Choose from different textures and stamp an initial onto your peieces to make it unique for you.

 

 

 

Course Structure

The course will be held every Wednesday for 4 weeks at 10am – 1pm from the starting date. 

In this 4 week workshop you will  do the following: 

Week 1: Intro to metal clay and charm

Week 2: Stone setting, flush setting and creating a bezel. Torch fire yourself. 

Week 3: Make a ring with a stone setting. 

Week 4: Finishing and polishing.

Benefits of Learning Jewellery Making Skills

There are many benefits to learning a new skill in general, but learning how to make jewellery specifically has its own benefits such as:

– Helps you start a new hobby and learn a highly skilled trade
– Connect back in with your creative side
– Improves focus and problem solving skills
– Unique and personalised gifts are a guarantee for your loved ones
– Working with your hands relaxes you
– There are so many different ways to do everything so you’ll have lots of fun exploring what works best for you!

What does the course cover?

– Cut and rolling the metal clay correctly
– Texturing
– Flush a cubic zirconia stone into your pendant
– Bezel set a cubic zirconia stone in your pendant
– How to fire your piece so it turns into fine silver
– Create a bail
– Hand Polishing
– Learn how to make a mould imprint using the charm
– Learn how to make a ring from metal clay

What's included in the course

– Everything! An expert’s knowledge of how to use metal clay for your designs, a silver pendant, charm and ring that you will make with your own added gemstones that are ready for gifting or wearing yourself once the course is over!
– You learn how to fire your own pieces and how to do two different stone settings
– We provide Tea & Coffee
– All tools and equipment, drills, brass & aprons

How much are we talking?

€375 for the 4 workshops every Wednesday morning for 4 weeks from 10am-1pm.

Our cancellation policy is as follows: you will receive 100% of your course fee if you cancel by email or phone more than 2 weeks prior to the course. If you cancel two weeks or less before the course is due to start, you will 0% of your course fee back.

 

Cancellation and Rescheduling

In order to cancel a booking, you must inform us by email at enquiries@silverworks.ie 

Your cancellation must be confirmed as received by us on or before the relevant dates, as set out below.  All cancellations and transfers are subject to an administrative fee of 10% of the cost of the class/course.

      • If your written request is received more than 30 days before the event is due to begin, you will be entitled to a full refund of the amount paid, less the administrative fee.
      • If your written request is received within the 30 day period before the event, you will not be entitled to a refund for your place.
      • Cancellations requested after the course/event has started will not be considered.
      • Transfer to an alternative course/event should be requested in writing at least 14 days before the course start date.
      • Transfer requested less than 14 days before the event may be declined unless a replacement student can be found for your place prior to the start date.
      • If you fail to attend a course, event or class, no refund will be given, and no transfer request will be accepted.

If a class is cancelled or postponed for reasons for which we are responsible, such as staff illness, we will make every reasonable effort to reschedule the class to suit the majority of attendees, or add missed hours onto remaining classes.

Please note that all courses require a minimum number of attendees. If too few bookings are received, courses may be rescheduled.

Gift vouchers are not refundable in any circumstances.

If you cancel a course and are entitled to a refund, we will usually refund any money received using the same method originally used by you to pay for your purchase. We will process the refund due to you as soon as possible and, in any event, within 30 days of the day we received your valid notice of cancellation.

Why Silver Works?

We are a group of Jewellery Designers and Makers who love to share our craft and help you learn a new skill while having lots of fun along the way!

We only offer small classes of up to 6 people, so that you can ask questions and learn directly from our super friendly (super lovely) and highly experienced tutor!

Health & Safety

We ask that you wear closed shoes. You will be provided with aprons to keep your clothes clean. If you have any questions or suggestions, please feel free to get in touch with us today at enquiries@silverworks.ie

JS, Jan 2021

“Great Lockdown experience learning and working from home. Took me a while to shape the wax to my design but good fun trying it and my ring has turned out beautifully. Great conversation piece and I’m planning to make some nice presents”

Joseph Bonham, Feb 2021

“A novel and delightful way to explore and express your creativity in a lockdown. The kit is comprehensive and the tutorials are detailed and easily accessible online for whenever suits your timetable. Great support and fast responses to enquiries. I can’t wait to attend a class in-person to expand my skills. Highly recommended.”

Melanie, March 2020

“I’ve been lucky enough to do this experience twice. Loved it both times.”

Michael, March 2020

“My wife and I didn’t have wedding bands and we were able to make them here. We had a great experience and a souvenir that will last for the rest of our lives.”

Lisa, March 2020

“Very friendly and welcoming, a gorgeous little workshop, enjoyed every minute xx”

Alex, March 2020

“There’s a reason this is the number 1 rated experience in Ireland. It deserves all the praise it gets. Such an enjoyable experience and a great piece of jewellery”

Dani, March 2020

“Such a different experience. We had a fab time and all have a unique souvenir from my hen do! We all haven’t taken our rings off!”

Amber, March 2020

“This was definitely the highlight of my trip. I now have a memorable ring from my short trip to Ireland.”
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