JEWELLERY TASTER: precious metal clay, multiple dates, 10:00-16:00

JEWELLERY TASTER: precious metal clay, multiple dates, 10:00-16:00

90.00

We’re going renegade and betraying the clay - but only a little bit. Becca Macdonald is commandeering the kilns for a lighter, smaller, and more lustrous bake with silver clay.

In this workshop you’ll design, make, torch-fire and finish a piece of precious metal clay jewellery.

Explore texture and develop designs through experimental mark making with clay. Learn how to recreate your favourite samples in precious metal clay and make a pair of earrings or pendant.

Precious metal clay is an engineered material that combines recycled silver particles with a natural binder. Once fired, it becomes solid fine silver.

Prerequisites: none, designed for beginners or anyone wanting to refine existing skills.

Becca Macdonald is a designer maker exploring fluidity and movement - where hard meets soft. A common theme throughout her work is documenting the 'evidence of presence' and human traces. Becca launched her jewellery business in 2018. She creates all pieces by hand.

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Includes

  • Materials.

  • Post production costs: firings and glazing service.

  • Packaging.

  • Booking fees.

What you need to know

Our workshops and studio memberships are for adults (18+) only.

Finished works, fired and glazed (where needed), will be available for collection from Sunken Studio within 28 days after the session. If you are unable to collect we can arrange for your work to be delivered for £10 per address.

Work must be collected within 90 days of the session. We dispose of unclaimed work after 90 days.

Access is at street level. There are managed car parks nearby and short stay parking in the neighbouring streets - sadly a bit too short for all of our workshops. The studio is a 10 minute walk from the City Centre, easily accessed by public transport & you can get the free water taxi from Leeds Train Station to Leeds Dock. The studio is a 2 minute walk from Leeds Dock, Sheaf St. (Duke Studios), The Tetley & The Royal Armouries. We’re on the same road as Leeds Discovery Centre.

Rings and long fingernails can be problematic when working with clay - please consider this when booking.

It’s standard workshop practice to wear flat, sturdy shoes with covered toes. Please protect your feet.

You’ll be provided with relevant personal protective equipment(PPE). While at the studio, you must observe our health and safety procedures and help us maintain a safe working environment. You must wear the aprons provided, wet wipe surfaces, tools and equipment and avoid practices that may encourage dust to amass or become airborne.