With Elaine Martin
If you are new to jewellery making this is a wonderfully exciting and accessible place to start…and you will go home with a beautiful silver pendant
You may not have heard of Silver Clay before but you can’t fail to be amazed by its qualities. Art clay silver is made with fine particals of silver, water and an organic binder. Once the clay is dried, and then fired, you are left with 99.9% pure silver.
Elaine will encourage you to look to the river, and its lush surroundings, as inspiration to help you create your very own unique pendant using Silver Clay.
Your morning in the workshop will start with a short talk and demonstration to introduce you to silver clay. You will learn how to manipulate the clay, create your piece, prepare it for firing. And finally, polish it and wear it away!
Friday 20th August
10.00am to 4.00pm
Materials, including 7gms silver (£25) are included in the price
Take home all your discoveries, experiments and creations.
Please bring an apron and old clothing – it could get messy
Tea and coffee available all morning
10.00 – 1.00pm
Max 12 per class
Suitable – all
About Elaine Martin
Elaine has been making jewellery for over 20 years having been inspired by a holiday workshop with the Jersey Goldsmiths. She began to work with Art Clay Silver soon after.
In 2004 she completed both the Level 1 and Level 2 Diploma enabling Elaine to teach up to qualifying level. At the time there were just three people in the UK who were teaching and they had all qualified in Japan.
Since qualifying, Elaine has had her own studios in Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxford and Norfolk where she was teaching everything from taster workshops through to full qualifications and also selling her own jewellery. This is her first workshop in Hampshire.
Having taken a short break from teaching and moving to Hampshire, Elaine has continued to make jewellery which is currently sold under the name of ‘Ginkgo’ London at the world famous Greenwich Market’.
She is now excited to share her knowledge with students at Hampshire Art Studio.