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MuranoSilver
09-05-2009, 10:39 PM
Hi
NEW Next Course Dates: 4 people max in each class
Sunday 24th January - (1 available place at a push)

Normally my courses are 65 but forum members get 5 discount.
This is excellent value as it's a FULL day and includes a fabulous SILVER CLAY STARTER KIT to take away :D

I tailor the course to include specific areas of interest for the people coming but the items in bold are always covered.
Introduction to Silver clay, various types of Art Clay and their uses.
Conditioning the clay & optimum working conditions.
Design & options for the different firing methods.
Moulding, Texturing & Forming the Clay (+ an overview of the various types of textures available)
Sanding, Finishing & Polishing Methods
Using two part silicone moulding compounds
Setting Stones & suitable stones
Adding Glass to Silver Clay
UV Resin for silver clay
Soldering ear posts / cufflink backs etc
What photo polymer plates are and what you can do with them.
Application of Liver of Sulpher
How you might make beads on marbles and what cork clay would be used for.
How to make a ring and sizing rings for shrinkage.
Hob firing, Torch Firing and Kiln Firing and the differences and benefits of the various forms..
Nic xx
P.S> Extra Clay is available to buy on the day too (at a 10% discount ;))
P.P.S> Here's some fabulous course work that forum members have made
http://www.craftsforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=21474 (http://www.craftsforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=21474)

Nicola x

MuranoSilver
27-06-2009, 05:44 PM
Next Course Dates: 4 people max in each class
(see above)

Nic xx

choclateteapot
29-06-2009, 07:36 PM
Hi all, My name is Tracy and I'm new to this forum.

I'm a glass fuser and bead maker, budding silver smither and now silver clay student!!

I just wanted to say what a fantastic time i had at my silver clay course with Nicola, Muranogalss. She is so generous with her skill and knowledge and doesnt let you make any mistakes/bad habits...she has an eagle eye!!

The day was really good value for money, she also answered lots of other questions on jewellery making andwe stayed for ages....but we shouldnt have.
Cant recommend it enough.:mf:
Thanks Nicola.......

Tracy

MuranoSilver
30-06-2009, 09:29 AM
Hello Tracy
Glad you found the forum and joined & now you've found us I hope you pop over and visit us regularly (we're a nice bunch honest we are ;)).
Thank you for the recommendation too! :D

Nicola xx

MuranoSilver
29-07-2009, 12:11 AM
In case anyone missed them, there are some wonderful pieces made by forum folk on our last course here (http://www.craftsforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=30396) :D
nic x

MuranoSilver
19-10-2009, 01:29 AM
Here's the latest student pics (now you know what I've been up to today lol)
http://www.muranosilver.com/images/studentoct09.jpg
Mum and 2 daughters (a birthday surprise for a gents wife) all left very happy
with their new goodies http://www.cooksongold.com/forum/images/smilies/wink.gif
nic x

Hushpuppyart
19-10-2009, 08:35 AM
Your course sounds great, bit far for me to get to sadly, sure you'll get loads of interest.
Sian

enola69
15-11-2009, 08:59 PM
Hi

Do you still run these courses and are there any places for 2010?