Anna Mazon teaching For Jewellery School Scotland in Edinburgh in 2020
Would you like to make your own gemstone silver twig ring? Would you love to learn how to sculpt and carve silver clay?
I'm very excited to announce that the award-winning Polish metal clay artist Anna Mazon will be visiting the Arienas Collective to teach in Edinburgh in 2020. I was fortunate to attend Anna's first course taught in the UK in 2013 and I have met her a number of times since (her English is excellent by the way!).
Anna is a world-renowned metal clay artist and sought after teacher who travels around the world to share her techniques. Anna has only taught once in Scotland before, in 2014, so it's great to be able to invite her back for Anna's only teaching dates in Scotland in 2020. These classes are suitable for those with some experience of working with silver clay, you will need to have attended a beginners silver clay class.
Thanks to those who gave feedback and voted on the projects they wanted Anna to teach. These were the favourites!
Silver Twig Ring with Anna Mazon
1 day workshop - Friday 18th September 2020, 10-5pm
£175 (includes Silver Clay, lunch and refreshments)
Even before I announced this course two people had found it on the website and booked their places!
In this one-day masterclass, you will learn how to make your own twig ring from Art Clay Silver. Learn how to create this organic shape, carve, add embellishments and more!
how to correctly size (adjusting for the shrinkage of the clay) and make an organic twig ring
how to use basic carving tools to carve the bark texture
try your hand at making embellishments e.g. leaves, fruit etc
to securely set faceted stones to the band
different ways to finish the fired silver ring to get different effects
(You do not need to have attended a ring making class before)
Heart Deco Pendant Masterclass with Anna Mazon
2 Day Weekend Workshop - Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th September 2020, 10-5pm
£295 (includes all materials, lunches and refreshments)
In this 2-day weekend workshop you will learn lots of different techniques to create a unique silver pendant.
to make hollow form structures
to create various types of ornamentation using coils
to design and construct three-dimensional forms working in dry clay
to make a secure openwork construction
to make a setting for a fireable stone
to create articulated elements – bail or an element hanging below your pendant
The skills you learn on this weekend course will give you so many possibilities for your work with silver clay.
Sculpting Metal Clay Masterclass with Anna Mazon
1 day - Monday 21st September 2020, 10-5pm
£175 (Silver Clay, Lunch and Refreshments)
Have you ever wished you could sculpt with silver? Now is your chance to learn!
Anna Mazon sculpts with silver clay a lot in her work so is the perfect person to learn from. In this workshop you will learn how to design and sculpt your own teddy bear pendant. The techniques you will learn will easily be transferable to any forms you want to be able to make.
how to make hollow forms (which helps save on silver and make the piece light)
how to sculpt in wet clay
how to create detail in dry clay
different ways to create textures in dry clay
different ways to finish and polish the fired piece
Why not ask for a gift voucher this Christmas to pay towards your class? Gift vouchers can be for any denomination of the givers choosing and can be used for full or part payment of all workshops including masterclasses. Ask for what you want this Christmas!