Valentines Precious Metal Clay and Fused Glass Taster Sessions - 9th February
Make a silver heart pendant or fused glass heart suncatcher - for beginners!

"I enjoyed the course very much! Really want to come back and learn more. " - Cynthia

On this taster session you'll learn how to make a simple silver pendant or charm from Precious Metal Clay or a cute fused glass suncatcher - in time for Valentine's Day!

Precious Metal Clay (PMC) SIlver Heart Taster session

Using PMC you'll use a mould to create a heart shape about 2cm across in the silver clay which you'll then smooth, drill and dry before firing with a blowtorch. After firing you'll polish your heart charm and we'll add a jump ring so you can thread a chain or thong to turn your heart in to a pendant. The chain isn't supplied as part of the taster session.
Your finished heart will be approximately 99% pure silver!

You'll learn the basics of handling this fantastic material, how it can be used to make all sorts of silver jewellery, and find out what's included in our full PMC Silver Jewellery class.
Attendees will receive a £10 discount off the cost of a full PMC class if booked the same day.

Taster Session 1 - PMC Silver Heart charm or pendant for up to 4 people on Sunday 9th February Session 1 - from 11am, approx 1hr 15 mins - sorry fully booked

Taster Session 2 - PMC Silver Heart charm or pendant for up to 4 people on Sunday 9th February Session 1 - from 2pm, approx 1hr 15 mins

Fused Glass Heart Taster session

There's no glass cutting involved on this taster session - you'll use crushed clear glass and coloured glass frits to create a cute Valentine's Heart you can hang in a window or give as a gift. We'll provide you with the pre-cut clear glass heart shape about 7cm across.

You'll learn a little about fusing glass, the materials we use, and how the kiln firing process works. You'll add a wire loop to your heart so it can be hung from a ribbon or fishing line after firing. As the firing takes place overnight your heart will be ready to collect from Tuesday 11th Feb. There'll be time to talk about what you can learn and make on one of our full fusing classes too - Lanterns, Coasters/window hangings, Tack-fusing or Slumping.
Attendees will receive a £10 discount off the cost of a full fusing class if booked the same day.

Taster Session 3 - Fused Glass Heart Suncatcher for up to 5 people on Sunday 9th February Session 3 - from 4pm, approx 1hr

Taster Session 4 - Fused Glass Heart Suncatcher for up to 5 people on Sunday 9th February Session 3 - from 6pm, approx 1hr - sorry, fully booked

The Taster Session workshop cost of £20 includes:

  • Fused Glass Hearts - clear glass heart shapes and all other glass materials required
  • PMC Silver Heart - enough silver clay for your heart and other materials required
  • Use of all tools and apron
  • Refreshments during the class
  • Your silver pendant to take home after firing (same day)
  • Your heart to take home after kiln firing (following Tuesday 11th Feb)
  • Workshops run for approx 90 minutes or 1 hour at our Northants studio
  • Attendees receive £10 discount against fusing or PMC classes if booked the same day

Please Note: Although we provide aprons we ask you to wear old or scruffy clothes as glass and silver work can get messy! Please also bring fully-enclosed shoes.

How to book your place - PMC Silver Heart or Fused Glass Heart For Beginners

If you're ready to book, choose the session you prefer and use the PayPal buttons to make your booking. You can pay by card or PayPal. We can also take bookings in the studio but not on the phone. Our class bookings terms and conditions are here. Please note - one session per person please, so as many people as possible can try the craft of their choice.

  • Sunday 9th February 11am PMC Silver Heart - sorry, fully booked
  • Sunday 9th February 2pm PMC Silver Heart - 1 place available
  • Sunday 9th February 4pm Fused Glass Heart - sorry, fully booked
  • Sunday 9th February 4pm Fused Glass Heart - sorry, fully booked

Taster Session 1 - PMC Silver Heart charm or pendant 11am - sorry, fully booked

Taster Session 2 - PMC Silver Heart charm or pendant 2pm - 1 place left

Taster Session 3 - Fused Glass Heart Suncatcher 4pm - sorry, fully booked

Taster Session 4 - Fused Glass Heart Suncatcher 6pm - sorry, fully booked

 

More information

We do advise that anyone with a medical condition that limits their hand strength or control to contact us before booking to discuss. With small classes and two tutors you can be sure of plenty of attention and guidance throughout the class, and a fun experience you'll remember for a long time.

 

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