Tiny Treasure Boxes
Saturday & Sunday, 8-9 June 2019
9:00am - 5:00pm
Come and make an itty-bitty adorable little tiny silver box with Joy!
The bottom is a small organic shaped box that you'll design your own shape for; in this class we are not making strict and straight slab sides, we are playing with flowing lines! You'll form your box shape with a texture that goes all around it. If you want, you might also want to add some extra detail to the sides of the box.
You'll make a lid that exactly fits the shape of your unique box so it sits nice and snugly on the top and can't fall off, and then you'll add a sculpture to the lid. Joy loves birds and animals, but maybe you have another idea? What fun creation will you come up with? You'll make your little sculpture freehand without any moulds and Joy will be there to guide you and give you tips and advice for the best methods.
After firing the box and lid you'll add 24k gold highlights using the keum-boo method. For this workshop Joy will be in contact with you in advance so you can have a think about what sort of thing you might like to create, but Joy will also have ideas for you to make if you prefer.
Techniques covered in this class:
- Constructing a relaxed shaped box with a lid
- Carving and sculpting clay
- Working with textures
- Making tiny decorations
- Adding real gold using the Keum Boo technique
- 35g Art Clay Silver (.999)
- 5gm Art Clay Silver Syringe with a fine nozzle
- Gold foil for Keum-Boo
- Coffee/tea and something sweet
You will need a standard metal clay tool kit for this class. If you are missing any tools or struggling to bring them, let us know as we can help.
PLEASE NOTE:This course is suitable for those with some metal clay experience.
BONUS! Get a FREE pack of 20gm Art Clay Silver Clay (worth £41.25!) if you also join us for the Celestial Ring class, which runs on Friday 7 June.
Turn your trip into a wonderful three-day metal clay extravaganza! We'd love to have you here for all 3 days. You'll receive your free clay on the day of the class.
Joy is a very talented, award-winning metal clay and enamel artist. She's as vibrant and colourful as her jewellery, and she is an excellent teacher. She is also a Senior Art Clay Instructor and a Craftsman of the Guild of Enamelers. Check out her website to learn more: http://www.joyfunnell.co.uk/
This course will be held at Metal Clay Ltd's studio:
1-2 Omega Centre
Please note places for classes are strictly limited. If you need to cancel, please give as much notice as possible so we can give your space to someone else.
Cancellations more than 30 days before the class: If we can fill your space, we will refund you the course fee, less a 15% admin charge.
Cancellations 30 days or less before the class: Unfortunately the course fee can not be refunded.
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. 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 or accommodation costs. We strongly recommend you purchase a holiday insurance and check it covers the cost of class.