Come and make your own unique silver jewellery.
Treat yourself and make some Christmas presents too!
In this one day workshop you will learn how to make several pieces of silver jewellery in various styles and designs using magical silver clay!
You will learn how to texture, layer, cut the clay to achieve different effects. You can choose to follow a Christmas theme .... snowflakes, stars etc or just make something pretty with the beautiful textures and stamps provided.
You will also have the opportunity to set a sparkly stone.
You will learn how to refine and tidy your pieces before they are fired. Once fired you will then polish your pieces so they sparkle ready to take home at end of the day.
This is a fun and relaxed workshop and is ideal for beginners and those who have some experience of silver clay and would like to further develop their skills and knowledge.
Sterling silver chains, ear wires and jewellery findings will also be available to buy at the end of the day to compliment your creations as an optional extra.
What to Bring: Please bring a packed lunch - refreshments are available on site. Please bring any items you wish to make the jewellery with, such as shells, leaves, fossils, flowers.
We look forward to meeting you for a fun, relaxed, therapeutic creative day!
Session: Thursday 7 December, 10am - 5pm
Ticket: £137.50/ £125 Price included materials.
Tutor: Grainne Reynolds
Grainne is a mum of three based in Poole, Dorset. She has always had a strong interest in arts and crafts and has had many creative hobbies including, mosaics, stained glass, garden design and jewellery making. She is passionate about British wildlife and the coast where she lives and this is often reflected in her work.
Grainne originally trained as a psychiatric nurse but after the birth of her third child in 2011 she felt the need to improve her work life balance. She sought a new challenge that would allow her to use her creative skills whilst working around the needs of a young family.
Working from a purpose-built studio in her garden, Grainne specialises in using silver clay, creating precious keepsake jewellery and one of a kind silver pretties. She has an Etsy shop where she sells her creations and a website which is very much a work in progress.
Over the last ten years her business has grown, which has allowed her to develop and learn new skills and challenge her creativity. She enjoys nothing more than creating bespoke and one of a kind pieces alongside a range of precious keepsake jewellery. She often uses traditional silver smithing skills alongside precious metal clay.
Grainne offers a wide variety of one day jewellery making workshops at various locations throughout Dorset and the UK, she also teaches the silver clay short course at The Arts University Bournemouth.
She feels exceptionally lucky to be able to share her knowledge and passion for this wonderful medium.
Book your space for the Christmas Silver Clay Workshop with Hampshire Cultural Trust's Forest Arts Centre, New Milton now!