During this intimate class with max of 5 attendees you will get to make 2-3 small pieces of pure silver (.999) jewellery. You will be able to take the silver jewellery home at the end of the workshop.
No experience necessary
You will learn:
Rolling & cutting, Texturing, Layering, Pre-fire finishing, Postfire finishing, Burnishing, Polishing, Oxidising to create ‘antiquing’.
You will get:
10g Art Silver Clay
Use of required equipment
Sterling silver jump rings and/or earring wires
Silver polishing cream
You will be able to purchase extra silver clay and sterling silver chains can be purchased during the class.
Please bring any small items with textures or shapes you like since we can use these to create your jewellery. You can also bring different shaped leaves to texture or make a silver replica of it.
A bit about your tutor:
Emine, who created Silverkupe jewellery couple of years ago, is a designer/maker of contemporary jewellery. She combines traditional silversmithing techniques with silver clay techniques. She has a background in landscape design and 3D modelling and teaching these skills. Her pieces reflect architectural and minimalist motifs and she uses distinctive textures and patinas.
Emine utilises diverse techniques such as Mokume Gane and mixing different materials (copper, silver, gold and concrete) to achieve unique high end-products. Every new piece she creates is an experiment and as her style evolves she pushes her own creative boundaries.
She is a member of Network Artists North East, Association for Contemporary Jewellery, and The Craft Council. She sells her work across the North East within six galleries and arts and crafts shops. She will be part of the Christmas selling exhibition titled ‘Gifted’ at the National Glass Centre in Sunderland this winter and her work also be exhibited during the Christmas selling event at the Shetland Arts’ Bonhoga Gallery.
She will be also exhibiting at the British Trade Craft Fair in April 2019 which will be her second time at this event. She also organises silver clay workshops to share the joy of creating jewellery with others in many Art Galleries in the North East.