An Introduction to Silver Clay: Mini Charms with Maria

  • 21st Aug, 2024
  • 6:15pm - 8:15pm (AEST)
  • City Art (Next to Multicultural Hub)
    512 Elizabeth St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
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$49 AUD + BF
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Silver Clay is an interesting material for silver jewellery making. It’s a pliable clay with powdered silver through it, meaning the clay can be sculpted into unique shapes and designs. The silver clay is then fired in a kiln and the clay binding component burns away leaving your creation as solid silver!

In this fun hands-on class we’ll be using Silver Clay to create mini silver charms. We’ll be firing our silver clay in a microwave kiln during class, so you’ll learn all about microwave kilns as well!

This is a special 2-hour class that includes instructions, creation time, firing, cooling and then filing and polishing.
All materials included, with enough silver clay to make 1x3D or 2x2D small charms.

So come and learn what you can do with silver clay in this fun, beginner’s class! 

What will we cover?

In this class you will learn:

  • How to work with Silver Clay – techniques and tools
  • Basic sculpting for wearable jewellery
  • Embossing and mark making
  • How to fire the silver clay in a microwave kiln
  • Polishing and filing our fired silver charms
  • Ideas for other silver clay projects

    Accessibility

    • Wheelchair Accessible Venue
    • Gender Neutral Bathrooms
    • Free Tickets to First Nation Attendees
    • Auslan Interpreted Upon Request
    Maria in a crocheted fox hood

    Who will be Teaching?

    Maria (she/her) is a serial crafter. She loves learning about new crafts and techniques! She does crochet, macrame, sewing, pottery, weaving and likes to explore how these crafts can be combined and expanded. 

    In addition to plants and crafting, she also has a passion for cooking and baking, light painting and running Laneway Learning. You can follow her journey at @malayebra

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    Photo: Teacher’s own work

    Any other questions or ways we can assist with accessibility? Just shoot an email to Maddy (she/her) at melbourne@lanewaylearning.com.