Inversion Technique Lentil Bronze Bead
A two-day masterclass with Clément Marquaire - his first class in the UK!
SATURDAY AND SUNDAY 23-24 MARCH 2019
9:30am - 6:00pm
We're very 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; don't miss this chance to learn some of his fabulous carving and texturing techniques.
This masterclass is best combined with the one-day Friday class; Bronze Bark Textured Tube Beads.
IF YOU BOOK ONTO BOTH OF CLÉMENT'S MASTERCLASSES, YOU WILL GET:
A FREE DOCKYARD CARVING TOOL AND
50 GM GOLDIE BRONZE METAL CLAYSave £25.25!
In this class Clément will show you his signature technique, the Inversion Technique, which you will use to make custom designed textures and texture plates.You will make a double-sided reversible lentil bead with two different textures, and custom designed cord-ends, as well as metal clay jumprings to complete your necklace. You will be working with Goldie Bronze clay. You'll learn about handling bronze clay, how to fire bronze clay, and then how to give it a finished polished, antiqued look.
This class is ideally taken together with Clément's one-day class, "Bronze Bark Textured Tube beads". Book both classes and turn it into a long weekend of metal clay learning and you will leave with a beautifully completed necklace, as well as an in-depth understanding of how to work with bronze clay.
Please note, in this two day class you will be making the lentil bead (and learn about carving textures and all about the inversion technique) - you will not make the tube beads shown in the complete necklace above - to make the complete necklace, sign up for the full three days!
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 lentil beads
- custom designed texture plates
- the Inversion Technique
- making metal clay jumprings
- information about bronze clay firing
- how to polish, oxidise, and finish your piece
Who is Clément Marquaire?
Clément creates unique jewellery with designs inspired by Sacred geometry and Tibetan Mandala Art, through his jewellery brand Geometrically Stuck. 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.
Below are some examples of jewellery made using Clement's carving technique. Click here to see more 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
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.