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Botanical Silver Clay Jewellery

with Sam Reece

Sat 17 April
10:00 am
- 4:00 pm

£75 inc. materials, hot drinks/biscuits + entrance to the museum (lunch not included)

A chance to create a unique jewellery piece inspired by nature. Participants will begin their day taking a walk around the local area to forage for natural inspiration to work and design with. Back in the workshop you will learn to make silicon molds of your nature finds and cast them in fine silver using silver clay to make truly beautiful, intricate pendants or earrings.

In this workshop you will be able to make either:

  • 1 large pair of earrings with sterling silver ear wires.
  • 1 pendant with a 16” fine sterling silver chain.
  • 2 small pairs of earrings with sterling silver ear wires.

Suitable for beginners or those with some experience.

Please bring a packed lunch or you can buy takeaway from The Green Welly café in the village

Sam, having graduated from Chelsea School of Art and designing botanical textiles in London for 25 years, now lives in East Sussex as a colour consultant and artist/maker. Sam’s lifelong passion for the natural world continues to inspire her designs. Her current practice derives from collecting natural treasures along the South Downs Way and preserving their unique characters in fine silver.

Covid-19 Safety Information

  • We will invite you to sanitise your hands before entering the building. Please bring your own hand sanitiser for personal use throughout the day too.
  • You will have your own workspace and set of tools to use for the duration of the workshop which will have been disinfected before use.
  • This workshop will take place in the Clore Learning Space which has good ventilation.
  • We have new filming and projection equipment to avoid crowing round one table to see demonstrations.
  • Please ensure you wear a face covering when you are walking about the room but you do not need to wear one when you are sat down creating.  You can find out more information about the face covering regulations here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/face-coverings-when-to-wear-one-and-how-to-make-your-own
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided but if you want to bring your own flask please do.
  • There will be the opportunity to go outside at lunchtime. Takeaway sandwiches are available to buy in the village from The Green Welly café.
  • The workshop will start with ½ an hour for you to look about the museum before we open to the public.
  • Please follow the latest Government social distancing and hygiene guidance throughout the workshop.
  • Please note, visitor data will be kept on record for 21 days after your visit in line with the government requirement to assist the NHS Test and Trace programme. Your data will only be used for this purpose and will be deleted after 21 days.

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