Silver Clay Ringmaking And Stone Setting

Learn how to make two types of ring, set a stone that cannot be fired in the clay and add embellishments to your ring/s

Who is this course for

This course is designed for those with some experience of using silver clay, either a beginners course or your own practice at home.

What does this course cover

Silver clay is a relatively new product to the market. It can be worked like clay and is made of fine silver particles, a binder and water. When it is fired (which can be done with an inexpensive butane torch at home) the result is a 99.9% fine silver piece which is of hallmark quality.

On this course you will learn more advanced techniques including ring making and stone setting.

You will learn how to:
- make two types of ring - flat band ring and D profile ring
- calculate the size to allow for shrinkage
- use a bezel cup to set a stone that cannot be fired in the clay
- add embellishments to your ring/s

Your tutor is a Certified Art Clay Instructor, a certified PMC instructor and holds the Higher diploma in Metal Clay and is the silver clay demonstrator for Create and Craft TV.

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

An allowance of clay will be provided by the centre. If you are making large rings you may need to purchase more silver clay (available from your tutor at cost price).

What this course could lead to

You may choose to study another metal clay course alternatively you may want to try a different jewellery making technique e.g. silver jewellery, beading, wirework etc. 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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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact The Departmental Administrator.

Why come to Mary Ward Centre?

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.’