During 2020, we will be hosting three masterclasses with metal clay jewellery artist Anna Mazon. Anna is an award-winning jeweller based in Poland, and comes highly recommended by our silver clay tutor Anna Campbell.
Anna Mazon is a world-renowned metal clay artist, and sought after teacher, who travels around the world to share her techniques. These are her only classes in Scotland for 2020, and we are excited to welcome her to The Arienas Collective.
Silver twig ring masterclass
On this one-day masterclass you will make your own twig ring from Art Clay Silver, including learning how to create organic shapes, carve texture, add embellishments and more. Your ring will be fired and ready for you to take home at the end of the class.
Specifically you will learn:
- how to correctly size a ring made of silver clay, adjusting for the shrinkage of the clay
- how to make an organic twig ring band
- how to use basic carving tools to carve the bark texture
- how to securely set faceted stones to the band
- different ways to finish the fired silver ring to get different effects; and
- try your hand at making embellishments e.g. leaves, fruit, and so on.
The price includes silver clay, a 3mm faceted stone, refreshments and a buffet style lunch.
You will have access to a basic metal clay tool kit, and ring making mandrels will be available to use. You will need to bring a fine jewellers file with a pointed end, and two fine paint brushes (we can send you a list of suppliers).
The class is suitable for anyone who has attended Anna Campbell's full day Introduction to silver clay jewellery beginners class. If you are unsure whether this masterclass is suitable for you, please get in touch before booking.
IMPORTANT: please check the dates and arrangements carefully since once you have booked onto this masterclass your place is non-refundable and non-transferable to another class. You can however transfer your place to a friend if you are unable to attend.
Please note that our workshop space is based on the first floor of a Georgian mews home and unfortunately we do not have lift access.
Anna Mazon silver twig ring masterclass: 18 September 2020 10am-5pm
The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a supportive and welcoming home environment in the Edinburgh New Town. Spaces are limited to allow our artists and designer-makers to offer hands-on help and support. All equipment is provided and all the materials you will need (unless stated otherwise). Just turn up, leave any day-to-day worries behind, and immerse yourself in creating something unique.
Refreshment breaks are an important part of The Arienas Collective experiences. They are a time to socialise, make new friends and chat to the artists and makers. We are fortunate to have a fantastic range of independent shops and producers nearby, and are proud to feature locally sourced food and drinks.
The price includes all materials specified, refreshments and a buffet style lunch on full day workshops. And of course you get to take home all the unique products you have created.
Most of our workshops are also available to book as a private group, or to bring to your workplace or venue. Please email us for more information.