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Silver Clay Workshops

Creative workshops brought to you by Bee Lavish

Experience Workshops suitable for beginners in Silver Clay

Enjoy learning new fun skills, making memories and creating your own solid silver designs.

Enjoy a fun workshop at The Boathouse learning how to create with Silver Clay (suitable for beginners). Recycled fine silver particles are suspended in an organic binder to make a workable non toxic clay. Easier to handle, shape and texture than traditional silver smithing, you will spend the workshop learning all about silver clay; how to plan, design, create, dry (we will need access to an oven to do this whilst we take a short break), and finish your own pieces in fine silver. 

 

You will fire your own pieces of silver so that the organic binder burns away and the silver sinters together, leaving you with a solid silver piece of jewellery to polish and wear by the end of the workshop. We will do this step by step, it’s fun and simple once you know how, and most people find this bit magical as it’s like alchemy and amazing to see!

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Coastal workshop

The Coastal Workshop will show you how to make simple moulds of a beach find to replicate nature’s coastal forms, and similar to the Botanical workshop, you can also use coastal treasures just to apply texture and pattern. Designs from both workshops can be finished polished, matt, or detailed with a technique to highlight any beautiful botanical or coastal textures.

Botanical Workshop

The Botanical Workshop is for creating a simple pendant or drop earring design based on a botanical; a flower or petal, herb, seed, leaf or fern, all of which can be used to imprint or texture your designs. You will have access to cutters and rollers but also to fresh botanicals, and where appropriate, you are welcome to forage for anything that inspires your designs.

 

Details

All tools are provided and materials are included, the Silver Clay, a Solid Silver Necklace and/or Findings (ear wires, jump rings), to assemble finished pieces. Actual Workshop times will vary depending on the amount of people in a group (minimum 2 people). 1-2-1 Workshops are also available, and Workshops can also be adapted for younger children under 12.
 

(All children under 18 will need a parent or guardian present to supervise please, whether participating themselves in the workshop or not. You will however need to purchase a workshop to use any Silver Clay yourself, thank you).

Workshop Information

 

Adults & Children aged 12+ £125pp

Minimum 2x people 

Workshop Length approx. 3-5.5 hours depending on Group size and techniques used.  

Adult Workshops include enough Silver to create 2-3 items each depending on the size of the design.

Children Under 12

Minimum 2x children £65pp

Workshop Length approx. 2-3 hours and includes Silver Clay to make 1x item for each child. Either Workshop can be adapted for children, or alternatively a Finger Print workshop (£95pp) can be arranged.

Silver Clay is non toxic but children should be supervised to not put their fingers in their mouths and will not be able to fire their own silver or use finishing solutions.

1-2-1 Individual Workshop £150-220pp

Individual Person Workshop including enough Silver to make 2-3 items, cost dependent on length of time required for the Workshop.

Bookings

Please note, workshops should only be booked after your holiday booking has been confirmed, as they take place in the comfort of your own Holiday Accommodation, Garden, or a suitable Communal Area that you may have use of during your stay. 

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