Silver Clay And Wire Jewellery

Learn to combine these two unique jewellery making techniques

Who is this course for

This course is designed for learners with no previous knowledge of making jewellery with silver clay or wirework. Beginning jewellery makers are welcome as are those with experience with silver clay, wirework or other forms of jewellery making. Most important is a desire to learn and make pieces from these materials.

What does this course cover

During this intensive course learners will learn how to make pieces out of silver clay and use wire wrapping techniques to add decoration and connections in order to make your own chain.

By the end of the course students will be able to

Roll out, texture and cut out the clay consistently
Dry and file the clay before firing
Fire your own pieces using a hand-held butane torch
Use wirework techniques to further enhance, decorate and connect your silver pieces to create your own chain
Polish your piece and ensure it's ready to wear

What will it be like

Teaching methods:
* Visual demonstration and verbal explanation.
* Written hand-outs with visual diagrams.
* One-to-one teaching.
* Group discussions.
Learning methods:
* Hands on practical experience.
* Reading hand-outs 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 £16.34 for 10g of silver clay (as of May 2016).

No study outside of the class is expected

What this course could lead to

You may choose to study another jewellery course, it may also inspire you to study other Art, Design or Performing Arts classes at the Mary Ward Centre (see prospectus)

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Got a Question about this Course?

Contact Jackie Wamatha.

Why choose Mary Ward?

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 and weekends to suit your timetable. You can learn face to face at one of our centres (Bloomsbury or Waterloo) or take an online course

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.’