This course has concessions available

Intermediate Silver Clay Jewellery

An opportunity to further explore this exciting material, including adding coloured resins and making your own textures. For those with some experience.

Who is this course for

This course is aimed at people with some experience of working with silver clay or those that
have studied Introduction to Silver Clay Jewellery at the Mary Ward Centre.

What does this course cover

On this course you will build on the skills you learnt at beginners level. You will work on two main projects

1. Arrow head box pendant with bezel cup stone setting
You will learn how to construct a box pendant out of silver clay
How to set and fire a fine silver bezel cup and set a stone of your choice

2. Design your own box piece with individual tutor support - either pendant or earrings

Please note, we will not be working on hinged boxes on this course but interest in lockets and hinged vessels will be gauged on this course for future courses

Your tutor is a Certified Art Clay Instructor, a certified PMC instructor and holds the Higher diploma in Metal Clay.

What will it be like

Teaching methods:
' Visual demonstration and verbal explanation
' Written handouts with visual diagrams
' One-to-one teaching
' Group discussions
Learning methods:
' Hands on practical experience
' Reading handouts and following instructions
' One-to-one and group discussion

How will I be assessed?
At the start: Self assessment questionnaire

On the course: Through self assessment, peer assessment and tutor assessment

At the end: Through self assessment, peer assessment and tutor assessment

What else do you need to buy or do

Some clay will be provided by the centre. It is possible that you will need to buy additional silver clay (it depends on how large the pieces you make are). You can purchase more silver clay from your tutor at cost price, currently £16.33 for 10g of silver clay (as of August 2015).

What this course could lead to

You may choose to study another metal clay course, for example silver clay and fused glass jewellery. Alternatively you may want to try a different jewellery making technique e.g. silver jewellery, beading, wirework, paper jewellery. Or it may inspire you to study other Art, Design or the Performing Arts courses at the Mary Ward Centre (see prospectus).

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This course has concessions available for people who meet certain criteria

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Mary Ward Centre is the adult education centre with a difference. We provide a wide range of subjects for people at all levels and run courses during the day, evening or weekend to suit your timetable.

Get inspired and enjoy excellent teaching in an environment where each individual’s learning experience is valued. That’s what makes Mary Ward Centre ‘the friendly place to learn.’