Metal Clay Improvers Workshop

Learn liquid alchemy by turning clay into silver jewelry

Metal Clay Improvers Workshop

Metal Clay is a magical medium that starts out as soft clay that can be shaped and moulded into your own unique design before being fired with a hand torch where it turns into real fine silver! Find out its endless possibilities in this follow on improvers workshop after doing the metal clay charm class. 

In this 5 hour workshop you will design your own pendant and bail whilst learning how to fire your own piece and watch it turn to fine silver before your eyes. You will have the option to set a cubic zirconia stone into your pendant before firing! Choose from different textures and stamp an initial onto your pendant to make it unique for you. 

The project consists of one pendant and a charm that you get to bring home with you.

 

 

 

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

What's included in the course

– Everything! The 5 hour workshop, the silver pendant and silver charm you will make.
– 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?

€150 for the 5 hour class.

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.

 

Duration of the Course

– 5 hours with 1 hour lunch from 1pm-2pm

 

We are in a wonderful spot, at 24 Drury Street in Dublin City Centre, so choose from lots of fabulous places all on our doorstep or bring a picnic and eat it in St Stephen’s Green which is just around the corner.

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

Where are we based?

Based on the lively Drury Street, in the Heart of Dublin City Centre, we are in a prime location for multiple bus routes as well as being within short walking distances from Luas Lines, Train Stations and Trinity College. You’ll find us above our sister brand shop named ‘The Collective’ which is home to over 30 Irish based jewellery designers’ and more at 24 Drury Street, D02 V658. Spot our Silver Works sign outside the building!

 

Some Dublin Buses that will bring you within a 2 minute walk to our location:

83, 83a, 9, 16, 123, 14, 15, 140, 40

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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