SILVER ART CLAY WORKSHOP

SUNDAY 18 APRIL   |  10AM-4PM  |  $295

Learn this exciting technique for making jewellery. Silver Metal Clay is a revolutionary new medium from Japan, which allows you to create 99.9% pure silver jewellery. It consists of very small particles of silver mixed with an organic binder and water. The non-toxic silver clay can be moulded, textured, carved and sculpted; it is then fired with a torch to transform it into 99.9% pure silver.

On this one day, 6 hour, workshop you will be guided through the techniques and have hands on experience of the process from start to end, creating your own unique pieces to take home. You can choose to make earrings or a ring, or be adventurous and make both!

The process will include working with silver clay, moulding, texturing, carving and sculpting it to your preference. We will then fire your unique design to transform it into silver before your eyes!

TECHNIQUES COVERED:
• Learn about the clay
• Explore textures with natural objects and texture sheets
• Rolling, cutting, forming the clay into a jewellery item
• Drying, sanding and refining
• Drilling the clay
• How to hand fire your clay with a butane torch
• Learn about patina and oxidising
• How to correctly finish and polish the piece

INCLUDES:
• All tools.
• Coffee, tea and filtered water.

BRING YOUR OWN:
• Lunch.
• You are welcome to bring along any textured items such as lace, wallpaper, shells, rubber stamps and so on, to use to impress into the silver clay.

Additional silver clay, 25g for $99, will be available to purchase on the day if you wish to stay an hour after class to put your new skills to use straight away.

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ABOUT YOUR TEACHER

CHRISTINA PAUL

I love the ocean, the Australian Bush and all things nature. I work with silver and semi precious stone and textiles which reflect my love of the above elements.

I pick up found objects along the way, whether it's a textile, piece of glass off the beach, rusted wire, driftwood, a polished stone or pebble and even those wavy sticks filled with that colored liquid, people use at evening carnivals. (sorry I don't know what they're called). I like to recycle these objects and incorporate them with my jewellery designs and textiles.

When I was a child, I was captivated by luxurious saris my mum had, the colours and smoothness. I have only ever used or worn natural fibres and nothing surpasses these! I didn't suddenly bare a love for nature and what she gave us, it was innate in my very fibres of my being. Not trendy because it is the "in thing".

Every six months I re-assess what is necessary: and re-cycle whatever I can, which I feel is no longer necessary.

Find Christina online at etsy.com/au/shop/seanymf

TERMS & CONDITIONS

When arriving, attending and leaving the workshop, it is your responsibility to follow all safety precautions. Upon booking, you agree that you are fully responsible for your property and physical safety during the workshop. Studio Subi and your workshop teacher hold no personal liability or responsibility for any damage, loss or theft to personal property, or any physical injuries that occur during the workshop.