Workshops

Jewellery Making Workshops using Silver Clay

My studio – No 30 Biscuit Box – is situated in Ouseburn, the heart of Newcastle’s cultural quarter. The Biscuit Box Studios -a new studio complex next door to Biscuit Factory houses diverse group of artists and makers. I like to give full attention to all the attendees and therefore my workshops are generally only for 4-5 people. I also give workshops across North East of England, in Whitley Bay, Gateshead, Darlington, Hexham, Amble and Felton.

Spaces are limited and booking is essential.
Silver clay is relatively a new medium in jewellery making and you might have seen an episode of MAKE! Craft Britain on BBC, showcasing silver clay, and this episode was recorded at the Biscuit Factory!
No experience necessary. £65 per person 3 hours
What’s included in the price?
All instructions, 10g Art Silver Clay – enough silver clay for 2-3 pieces , Use of required equipment (rollers, spacers, textures, cutters, brushes, firing equipment and many more).
Jump ring for pendants , charms and/or earring wires, Polishing cloth, Earring card to take your earrings away safely, Small bag for your pendants
What you learn: Rolling & cutting, texturing, layering, pre-fire finishing, post fire finishing, polishing, oxidising to create ‘antiquing’ effect.
Sterling silver chains and extra clay can be purchased for a discounted price during the class.

You can purchase a gift voucher for a workshop. Please contact me via contact@silverkupe.com to arrange this .


Studio 30 Biscuit Box, Newcastle upon Tyne      

Saturday 27th April 1pm, click here to book.
Tuesday 21st May 6pm, click here to book.
Tuesday 18th June 6pm, click here to book.
Saturday 6th July 1pm, click here to book.
Tuesday 10th September 6pm, click here to book.
Saturday 12th October 1pm, click here to book.
Tuesday 19th November 6pm, click here to book.

Day Long Intermediate Silverclay Workshop, Saturday 1st June, 10am.

This Silver Clay workshop is for people who already done a beginners workshop, who has an understanding of how silver clay work. So please make sure you worked with silver clay before and confident to work through the intermediate techniques before booking this class. During the workshop you will enhance the basic skills in metal clay (modelling- rolling & cutting, texturing- drying and smoothing, firing and finishing). And you will add to your current metal clay skills the following: mould making, layering, joining clay pieces together, doming, embedding friable stones, adding bails, and adding 24k gold. The items will be kiln fired, barrel polished for you during the day.

I like to give full attention to all the attendees and therefore my workshops are generally only for 4 people.
Spaces are limited and booking is essential.

You will 10g Art Silver Clay – enough silver clay for 2-3 pieces Use of required equipment (rollers, spacers, textures, cutters, brushes, firing equipment – kiln, torch and stove, drills and many more), 24k gold for Art Clay Silver, liver of sulphur, jump ring for pendants and charms and/or earring wires, polishing cloth, earring card to take your earrings away safely, small bag for your pendants. Sterling silver chains and extra clay can be purchased for a discounted price during the class. Tea and coffee and cake are included. Please bring a pack lunch or alternatively there are many eateries around BBox Studios where you can have a ½ hour rest and enjoy the delights.

To book please click here £100 per person

Address: Biscuit Box Studios Stoddart St, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 1AN(Next to the Biscuit Factory)


Happy Planet Creative Arts, Whitley Bay

18.30 start on the following dates:
Tuesday 2nd April 2019
Wednesday 1st May 2019
Monday 10th June 2019
Tuesday 16th July 2019
Thursday 5th September 2019
Monday 23rd September 2019
Wednesday 16th October 2019
Tuesday 5th November 2019
Tuesday 26th November 2019
Wednesday 11th December 2019

Click here to book via Happy Planet Studio website. Address: 3A Ilfracombe Gardens, Whitley Bay, NE26 3ND


Thought Foundation, Britley

Sunday 23rd June 10am start click here to book————- you will be paying a £20 deposit for this workshop.

Sunday 20th October 10am start click here to book———you will be paying a £20 deposit for this workshop.


Address: Clarity House, Durham Road, Birtley, DH3 2TB


Artful of Hexham

More dates will be added soon.
Address: 13 Battle Hill, Hexham NE46 1BA


Gallery Forty5, Felton Northumberland

Saturday workshops with 10.30 start :
4th May, 8th June, 14th September, 19th October and 14th December.

These workshop costs £66.5 – Includes tea/coffee and a lovey piece of cake!
To book, please contact Gallery Forty5 on 01670 783424 , by email: feltongallery45@gmail.com or in person.

Address: 45 Main St Felton Northumberland NE65 9PP


Lot64, Darlington

More dates will be added soon.
To book please contact Lot64 via their Facebook page or in person.
Address: 64 Coniscliffe Road, Darlington DL3 7RN



Workshop Reviews

I attended the workshop yesterday and was very pleased with the items I made, and the tuition and encouragement from the tutor. I would attend further workshops and recommend to others“. Janette
Loved the workshop at Gallery 45, Emine is a lovely teacher – very relaxed and “can-do”, nothing’s a problem. Great fun and the switch from clay to silver is like magic!” Helen Hoy
Loved the workshop today at Drywater Arts Centre Amble, made a pendant and earrings which i’m really proud of. Ruth
“Really enjoyed the workshop at Happy Planet tonight. Emine is a great teacher, and the process from clay to silver is like magic! Looking forward to wearing my earrings
“. Doreen
I loved the workshop & I have worn my necklace ever since xx” Joanne
Had a brilliant silver clay jewellery workshop at my home to celebrate my birthday with the girls. I made 2 pieces, a pendant and scarf ring which surprisingly turned out very well. The silver clay process is amazing to view – putty turns to silver! Emine is a great teacher and we all had so much fun making our creations. We are going to do another workshop before Christmas, making copper jewellery this time. Looking forward to it“. Gillian

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