Silver and Metal Clay Narrative Jewellery with Iwona Tamborska
18th - 24th October
This 6-day jewellery masterclass with Polish art jeweller Iwona Tamborska will take your metal clay work to a whole new level. The course runs as 4 consecutive days, a rest day, then 2 final days; making 7 days in all.
This course costs £599 which includes materials. You can pay for this course in one go using the 'add to cart' link or secure your place with a £100 deposit and pay the balance by 18th September 2018. If you would like to take advantage of this interest free instalment option, please contact the school to set it up.
You will create narrative jewellery which tells your own story. Combining traditional silverwork techniques with metal clay you'll create totally unique statement jewellery with the wow factor. All the materials are included in the price except for the second project. For this project, you have personal choice for the focal piece. After signing up for the class, you will be given more information on this together with the tools you'll need to bring if you have them. To see a full list of what's included in the price, see below.
Iwona's work has a strong narrative quality resulting in some incredibly complex designs. By combining silver tube, wire and metal clay, she creates light, highly sculptural pieces. During the six days you spend with her, you'll learn her approach, what inspires her and how she designs her amazing creations. Iwona will help you to tell your own stories through your work and teach you how to realise your design ideas.
This course is suitable for metal clay intermediate or advanced level metal clay artists. You don't need to have any experience of working with silver in a traditional way. Iwona will teach you all you need to know to create these stunning pieces of jewellery. You'll be doing quite a bit of soldering on this course but you only need a very basic understanding of soldering at the beginning. The projects are structured so that your silver work, soldering and metal clay skills will develop as you go along.
The course may also appeal to traditional silver workers who have used metal clay to an intermediate level. If you want to see how these two materials can work together successfully, this course is for you.
If you've ever struggled with soldering, after spending this time with Iwona you will be able to solder anything to anything! Imagine the possibilities of being able to design and create pieces of jewellery that are not only works of art but tell the story in your head.
By the end of the course, you will fully understand the potential of combining traditional silver techniques and metal clay. And you'll know how you can use this to create one-of-a-kind, statement jewellery.
What will you create?
There are three projects in this masterclass, building on skill and technique with each one.
Included in the price of the course is the following:-
Sterling silver tube, 4mm wide x 23cm long
Sterling silver wire, 1.7mm x 28cm long
Sterling silver wire, 1mm x 20cm long
Sterling silver wire, 2mm x 20cm long
Art Clay silver – 30g
Art Clay syringe – 25g
Event type: Art exhibitions
Venue: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery, Cornwall College - St Austell Campus, J384, John Keay House, Tregonissey Road, St Austell PL25 4DJ
Nearest town: St Austell, Cornwall, UK
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