3 Day Workshop (2 & 4 days optional)
This "Beginner Friendly" 3 day intensive program will give you hands on experience in mastering techniques for working with Fine Silver metal clay. This is an intermediate class. Please review the recommended experience level details prior to reservation to ensure this workshop meets your requirements.
Under Rodi's guidance you will create your own template and design, your own unique piece that incorporates hand -forming techniques. You will decorate both the front and the back of the pendant with hand formed and carved elements inspired by nature. After kiln firing the piece, you will also bezel set a stone by creating and soldering a bezel setting. You will also sand, polish and patina your piece based on your preferred finish. Natures Embrace is designed to break the mold and enhance your design skills. You will be producing, not reproducing a piece.
Recommended experience (3 Day), participants ideally should:
have a basic understanding of metal clay,
have previous jewelry making experience; metalwork, polymer clay, glass / lamp-work, etc.,
have (or access to) a kiln capable of firing metal clay.
be an artist of any medium that is highly motivated.
Included in workshop:
Welcome cocktail meet and greet (Nanaimo Locations),
Use of all tools and products you need to successfully produce your unique pendant,
A choice of calibrated gemstones to personalize your project.
Participants can bring:
Their own basic tool kit (please refer to your travel provider for details on how to travel with your tools to avoid confiscation by border security)
Accommodation / Travel:
Workshop & Accommodation Package requires a minimum # (varies by location) of registrations. In the event that this minimum is not met, the accommodations may be transferred to an off-site location.
Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the workshop only pricing,
Travel Assistance is offered through an external partner. All travel and accommodation is at the discretion of, and the sole responsibility of the participant.
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With the available 4 nights on-site accommodations you will be assured of a relaxing no travel presence at the workshop.
On-Site accommodations available: x1 bedroom - Queen size bed, x2 bedrooms - Double size bed - shared living space and includes a full kitchen and parking. The workshop will be held at this location so no daily travel required.
x3 bedrooms - Double size beds,
x2 bedrooms - Double size beds,
x1 bedroom studio.
All are private bedrooms but may have a shared living space and includes either full kitchen or breakfast included. Parking may be on street.
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Workshop Accommodations Package Details
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