Porcelain in Jewellery Weekend
Dates of next weekends:
2020 dates will be announced soon
Saturday 10am - 3pm (30min lunch)
Sunday 10am - 3pm (30 min lunch)
This weekend workshop is suitable for both beginners and experienced jewellers who would like to try new material. You will learn about different clay techniques and how to make jewellery from porcelain in depth.
Porcelain pieces may appear fragile but actually fired porcelain is very hard material. On Mohs scale of hardness porcelain is 7 which is the hardness of most semiprecious stones as Quartz family (Amethyst, Citrine etc.) or Garnets. It is much harder than glass (glass is 5,5) or silver (2.5). Porcelain is fired on the temperature of 1240-1400C which makes it so durable and very well suited for jewellery.
On first day I will be introducing various types of clay, how to work with clay, firings, various decorative techniques and colouring. You will think about the connections of clay and other materials and how their samples could relate to the body. This day we will make a lot of testing pieces which would be then fired overnight for you to inform your learning next day.
On second day we will design and make your final jewellery pieces and learn to assembly the test pieces from Saturday.
Your second day fired porcelain pieces will be available to pick up on following Monday or within 1 week.
Studio 627, St Margaret's House, 151 London Road, Edinburgh, EH7 6AE
Tutor: Mirka Janeckova