Craft Academy Full Day Workshop – Gemstone Set Garden Ring with Tracey Spurgin

Craft Academy Full Day Workshop – Gemstone Set Garden Ring with Tracey Spurgin

Creative Craft Show Nov NEC 2024
All dayMasterclassSilver Clay
Duration:7 Hours

Gemstone Set Garden Ring – Friday 1st Nov 2024 – 9:30am

Join Silver Clay Master Artist and Tutor, Tracey Spurgin, as she guides you through the fabulous techniques of creating fine silver jewellery.

In this brand new full-day workshop you will create a beautiful and elegant gemstone set garden ring. While this day is aimed at beginners, it will also appeal to those seeking to elevate their basic silver clay skills to new heights. The only thing participants should remember to bring is reading glasses (if they use them) or an Optivisor for close detailed work; a notebook and pen is also useful.

This workshop will take place at our 31st October – 3rd November Birmingham NEC show which includes access to: The Creative Craft Show, Sewing for Pleasure Winter Edition and Simply Christmas plus sister shows Cake International and Bake International

Under Tracey’s guidance you will:

  • Measure your finger to calculate and account for shrinkage of the metal clay during firing
  • Add textures
  • Form a flat band ring on a ring mandrel
  • Pre-fire refinement
  • Set fireable gemstones
  • Make additional leaf embellishments
  • Learn firing methods and procedures
  • Polishing and finishing techniques

Full day Academy Workshops include:

  • Lunch and refreshments throughout day.
  • All materials and equipment required.
  • Complementary ticket to visit the main show on another day. 

Advisory Note:

Suitable for ages 16+.

Meet the Tutor

Tracey Spurgin

Tracey Spurgin is a qualified Senior Art Clay instructor having completed courses with Artclay World UK. She has trained to the highest level with some of the world’s leading metal clay artists & tutors. With more than 20 years’ experience, Tracey teaches in her own studio in East Yorkshire as well as travelling extensively in the UK and internationally to deliver courses, workshops and master classes in colleges, museums, galleries and shops. She has also been a guest designer on Jewellery Maker TV.

Tracey loves to challenge herself and work on projects that she considers to be almost engineering in clay. Hinges and lockets and threaded vessels are something that fascinates her. So she will spend days, weeks and months on troubleshooting problems and ideas until she finds a solution. She is passionate about sharing her discoveries and the joy of metal clay.