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To ensure you get good value for money and are taught by an instructor with the skill and experience to offer a structured and indepth course it is wise to check the credentials of those offering courses. My name is Paula and I teach all of our courses personally. I am a qualified PMC Instructor with both Levels 1 and 2 Certification. This is my ninth year teaching courses in metal clay and combined with over 16 years experience producing and selling jewellery (9 years producing Fingerprint Jewellery) which I have created using both traditional silversmithing techniques and metal clays I feel I have the understanding and background knowledge to provide a course that stands out from the rest. Each course is packed full of additional information, tips and tricks used in the jewellery making business including how to make your own sterling silver earring fittings, jumprings and head pins etc. The workshop is purpose built and fully equipped with two Paragon kilns, soldering station and more texture mats and cutters than even I have had the opportunity to use. In fact I'd probably hazard a guess that I've got the best selection of mats and cutters that you are likely to find on any course in the country. I only teach in small groups (minimum 2 maximum 6) so there is ample opportunity for individual attention. Students are encouraged to ask questions and the atmosphere is informal and relaxed.

Our Introduction Course was reviewed by a member of the "From Britain with Love" team, to read the review https://frombritainwithlove.com/learn-to-make-silverclay-jewellery/

Courses are structured as a full day run on a Saturday or Sunday from 10am until 6pm with the exception of the New Extended Fingerprint Course which is two days. I also offer tuition on a one-to-one basis as weekday sessions of five hours (10am until 3pm). These sessions are by arrangement so give me a call on 01825 722428 if you are interested.

Here is a list of all the courses that I currently offer. The frequency of which they are run is determined by demand. In addition to the silver clay included in the price, the courses also include the use of all tools and equipment required, a complimentary pair of earring fittings, jumprings and lengths of suede so you can wear all your masterpieces home. In fact all you need to bring with you is your lunch!

Silver Clay Introduction - £100 (1 day, 10am - 6pm includes 16g Silver Clay)

Leaves and Flowers in Silver Clay - £135 (1 day, 10am - 6pm includes 24g Silver Clay)

Dichroic Glass & Stone setting in Silver Clay £135 (1 day, 10am - 6pm includes 25g Silver Clay)

Silver Clay Rings £135 (1 day, 10am - 6pm includes 25g Silver Clay)

Fine silver beads in Silver Clay £150 (1 day, 10am - 6pm)

Advanced Techniques - Detailed open work stone set pendant -£150 (1 day, 10am - 6pm)

Enamelling on Fine Silver - £150 (1 day, 10am - 6pm)

Gold Highlights on PMC using Keum Boo - £175 (1 day, 10am - 6pm)

Silver Clay Intro Focusing on Christmas Presents - £135 (1 day, 10am - 6pm - includes 25g Silver Clay)

Pandora Style Hand/Footprint Bead and double sided pendants - £135 (1 day, 10am - 6pm includes 24g Silver Clay)

Fingerprint & Keepsake Jewellery - revised & revamped to include stone setting and adding colour to hand and footprints using UV resin - £275 for full details click here

Experience Requirements for all Courses except Introduction & Fingerprint:

Students need to have attended a Silver Clay introduction course either with me or at another training centre as the basics will not be covered on the themed courses. This does not apply to the Introduction course or Fingerprint & Keepsake Jewellery course both of which are suitable for all levels. All courses have been structured to ensure new techniques are taught on each one building on the foundation of basics taught on the introduction course. A good working knowledge of the material along with the ability to create bails, perform dry construction and syringe work will be required for all themed courses. Once you have attended a course with Learnsilverclay you will qualify for 5% discount on materials and tools from the webshop www.pmcshop.co.uk (click on the logo in the left hand margin) so don't rush out and buy everything beforehand you could save yourself some money!!

Private Tuition

I also offer tuition on a one-to-one basis as weekday sessions of five hours (10am until 3pm). These sessions are by arrangement so give me a call on 01825 722428 if you are interested.

 

The following course dates are provisionally arranged subject to interest (minimum 2 participants):

Sun 3rd Sept - Silver Clay Introduction - fully booked

Sat & Sun 16th & 17th Sept - Fingerprint & Keepsake Jewellery - 1 space

Sun 24th Sept - Silver Clay Rings - 4 spaces

Sat & Sun 7th & 8th Oct - Fingerprint & Keepsake Jewellery - 5 spaces

Sat 14th Oct - Silver Clay Introduction - 4 spaces

Sun 15th Oct - Dichroic Glass & Stone setting in Silver Clay- 5 spaces

Sun 22nd Oct - Pandora Style Hand/Footprint Bead & Double Sided Pendant - 4 spaces

Sat & Sun 4th & 5th Nov - Fingerprint & Keepsake Jewellery - 5 spaces

Sat 11th Nov - Silver Clay Introduction - 2 spaces

Sat & Sun 18th & 19th Nov - Fingerprint & Keepsake Jewellery - 5 spaces

 

Cancellation spaces:

The Fingerprint course is our most popular course booking several months in advance. Any cancellation spaces for this course will be offered in the first instance to students booked on later courses.

All courses start at 10am. Call or email for latest availability

 

Booking & Cancellation Terms

A deposit of £25 (£50 for two day courses) per person is required to hold a place on a course. Cancellations made with more than 3 weeks notice will receive a full refund. Cancellations with less than 3 weeks notice but more than 48 hours will have the deposit allocated to another course. Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will forfeit the deposit. Where a course has been booked and paid for in advance (i.e. Gift Voucher etc.) and a cancellation is made with less than 24 hours notice we will endeavour to offer you a place on any course where a place becomes available at the last minute and we cannot fill the place with a paying customer. You will not be able to book a new date in advance and a suitable alternative date is not guaranteed. Any waivering of the above terms is at the discretion of Learnsilverclay.

We reserve the right to cancel any course that does not have the minimum of two pupils booked on. In this situation we will offer you the opportunity to transfer your deposit to another date or we will refund your deposit which ever you would prefer. We also reserve the right to cancel any course that may be necessary if any circumstances beyond our control result in us having to do so. Again in this situation you will be offered the opportunity to transfer your deposit to another course or and immediate refund of your deposit which ever you prefer.

 

 

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