MANDALA TALISMAN PENDANT - Two day masterclass.
Saturday & Sunday 13-14 October 2018
9:00am - 5:30pm
We're very pleased that Wanaree Tanner is coming back to our studio this October! She'll be teaching 2 different masterclasses over 2 weekends and these will be the only chances to join Wanaree for a class in the UK this year...so don't miss out!
Diverse cultures throughout the world create and utilise mandalas as vehicles for active meditation and contemplation. This class is your chance to create your own beautifully coloured, mandala talisman pendant while learning new metal clay techniques and tips and tricks from a world-renowned metal clay master!
This 2-day masterclass introduces Wanaree's FreeForm Design, Meditative Mandala Design and Die Cut Tool methods. Wanaree will share her techniques for applying a vibrant, multi-coloured metal patina that acts like paint when wet and won't rub off or have to be re-applied. You'll also learn her best refinement practises for metal clay, how to construct an ornamental swing bail, her silver clay firing method for distortion prevention and her metal finishing processes. After two days, you'll leave with your own highly detailed, unique talisman pendant and the knowledge and techniques to put into practise on future projects too!
Included in the class:
- 30gm Art Clay fine silver clay
- use of Wanaree's Signature Tools and other tools needed
- coffee/tea and something sweet
Techniques taught in this workshop:
- Wanaree's Die Cut Tool method
- Wanaree's FreeFrom Design method
- applying a multi-coloured patina
- clay refinement
- ornamental swing bail construction
- firing to prevent distortion
- finishing and polishing
** Please note: this is an intermediate course. Some previous experience with metal clay is recommended.
Who is Wanaree Tanner?
Coming to us all the way from the USA, Wanaree Tanner is an award winning, primarily self-taught, full time artist, with a love for illustration and a fascination with world mythologies. She began her career in metal clay in 2008 and has remained at the forefront of innovation and technique development, producing a prolific collection of work as a professional artist.
She is now part of Tanner/Tieken where she creates spectacular one-of-a-kind art jewellery. Wanaree recently released her own range of metal clay die cut tools and signature texture plates, sharing these textures and forms with the world.
Check out what some of Wanaree's previous students had to say.....
"Excellent, clear instructions. Wanaree is always positive even when things do not go the way you want. She does her magic and presto - problem solved." - Eleanor.
"Great course with well organised tutor. Lovely venue with a wonderful group of fellow metal clay fanatics." - Tracey S.
"Wanaree is such a giving teacher, making us all feel we can achieve the goal!" - Tricia M.
"A fantastic course - the signature tools are amazing and I'm really happy to have bought some to take home!" - Fiona I.
Where is it?
This course will be held in our large and bright metal clay studio:
Metal Clay Ltd
1-2 Omega Centre
Price includes VAT, materials, and use of tools.
Places for classes are strictly limited.
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, but you can transfer your space to someone else.
If you need to cancel, please give as much notice as possible so we can give your space to someone else. 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 - 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 or accommodation costs. We strongly recommend you purchase a holiday insurance and check it covers the cost of class.