Leaf-inspired Jewellery December 15 | 9:30 am - 4:00 pm

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This beginner’s class is for anyone who is new to working with metal clay and would like to spend an exciting day experimenting and learning new techniques to make a beautiful leaf pendant from one of the plants growing at Chelsea Physic Garden.

With Liz Pearson

The cost of £105 includes all materials, coffee, tea & cake and a light lunch.

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  • 9.30 Arrivals, settling down and refreshments.
  • 9.50/10.00
    • Welcome and introductions
    • Induction to the working environment
    • Health and safety in the workshop
      • A few basic ground rules
      • Be safe, observe the health and safety instructions, and be aware of your space and others
      • Share thoughts, ideas and problems
      • Think through what you need before you start, have everything lined up and ready to use
      • Clean your tools after use
      • Ask if you’re stuck
      • Above all relax and have fun…..
    • 10.20: Demo 1
      • Overview and brief history of silver clay
      • Different brands and metal available
      • Using the workspace and tools/equipment
        • Choosing your leaf…
        • Painting leaf with paste and the different stages ahead.
    • 10.50/11.00
      • Practical – your go…….
        • Marking off your layers, keep count here 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12 (this will take some time as each layer has to dry before applying the next)
    • 12.00: Demo 2
      • Working with lump clay (while still applying the layers to your leaf)
      • Experimenting with polymer clay.
    • 12.30 LUNCH (this will be a savoury gruyere cheese tart served with mixed salad – served in our café).
    • 1.20: Demo 3
      • Finishing, firing and polishing leaf pendant
      • Practical –Your turn to work on your leaf and charm
    • 3.30: Evaluation and show and tell
    • 4.00
      • Finish
      • Thank you I hope you have enjoyed the day.  


December 15
9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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Chelsea Physic Garden
66 Royal Hospital Road
London, SW34HS United Kingdom
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