Bronze Bark Textured Tube Beads Masterclass - 22 March 2019

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Bark Textured Tube Beads - One-day masterclass with Clément Marquaire
9:30am - 6:00pm 

We're so excited to welcome a brand new masterclass tutor to our studio, all the way from Belgium! This is Clément's first time teaching in the UK this year, so don't miss this chance to learn some of his fabulous carving and texturing techniques!

This class is ideally taken in combination with Clément's two-day class; Inversion Technique Lentil Bead. Taking both classes with leave you with a complete necklace, and a fantastic understanding of how to work (and succeed!) with bronze clay.


Worth £25.25!

This one-day class is ideally combined with Cléments two-day class, Inversion technique Lentil Pendant. Book both classes and turn it into a long weekend of metal clay learning and leave with a completed necklace, as well as an in-depth understanding of how to work with bronze clay. And by booking both classes you will get a free gift, saving you £25.25!

In this class Clément will show how to construct 3 different long curved tube beads, as well as 2 round beads. You will learn how to texture the beads to give them a organic, bark-like, textures. 

You will be working with Goldie Bronze clay. The three long curved beads will be textured using two different techniques, giving you both a natural bark effect, and a carved stick look. The two round beads will be carved. You'll learn about handling bronze clay, how to fire bronze clay, and then how to give it a finished polished, antiqued look.

Please note - you will not be making the lentil bead (shown in the additional picture above). The lentil bead is made in the two-day class taking place Saturday and Sunday following this class.

Included in the class: 

  • Bronze clay
  • Use of all tools needed 
  • Light refreshments (coffee, tea, biscuits and cake!)

Techniques/objectives taught in this workshop:

  • construction techniques for tube shaped hollow beads
  • texturing in the wet stage
  • creating a bark-like texture
  • making small spherical beads
  • information about bronze clay firing
  • how to polish, oxidise, and finish your piece

Who is Clément Marquaire? 

clement.jpgClément creates unique jewellery, with designs inspired by Sacred geometry and Tibetan Mandala Art. All textures and patterns you see in his work are handmade by Clément. 

Clément Marquaire graduated from the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Metz, France, in 2005. He is, in his own words; “an insatiable creative, always looking for new modes of expression, eager to learn new techniques, eager to tame new subjects”. 

His first stumbled into the world of jewellery making in northern India in 2014, where he had the chance to participate in several workshops where he learnt traditional silver jewellery making techniques. Clément immediately fell in love with jewellery making with its combination of artistic creativity, rigour, and manual work.

When Clément later followed the teachings of a Lama in Nepal, and was introduced him to Sacred Geometry and the art of Tangka and Tibetan Mandala painting, he was inspired. Once back in Europe, Clément started his own jewellery line, which combined these two disciplines. He created a unique jewellery range, modern and traditional at once.

Click here to see some examples of Clément's fantastic work.

Where is it?

This course will be held in our large and bright studio: 

Metal Clay Ltd 
1-2 Omega Centre
Sandford Lane 
Wareham, Dorset
BH20 4DY

Price includes VAT, materials, and use of tools.  

Places for classes are strictly limited.

Spaces for masterclasses are limited, and tutors and their travel arrangements have to be confirmed long before the class takes place.

Cancellations more than 60 days before the class: If we can fill your space, we will refund you the course fee, less a 15% admin charge.

Cancellations 60 days or less before the class: The course fee can not be refunded or transferred to another class, but you can transfer your space to someone else.

If you need to cancel, please give as much notice as possible. If you are booked on a course and you do not turn up on the day, no refund will be given. We would appreciate if you could please call and let us know if you can't attend or are going to be late on the day, out of respect for the tutor and your fellow students.

We reserve the right to cancel a workshop due to unforeseen circumstances, and minimum class numbers apply. In the very unlikely event this would happen, you would be offered a full refund. We would give you as much notice as possible, but please note that we cannot be held responsible for any travel, accommodation, or other costs accrued. We strongly recommend you purchase a holiday insurance and check it covers the cost of class. 


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