Saturday, September 22, 2012

"Herbarium" openwork pendant workshop

I have really wonderful news to share :). Next year I'll teach a class on my openwork "Herbarium" pendants in Lynne Glazzard's workshop in beautiful Yorkshire, UK. The class will take place on 11th and 12th May 2013. You can find all the information here, on Metal Clay North website.
So, if you like my work, would like to learn something from me, but Poland is too far, maybe UK is an option to check out :).
This is an offcial description of the workshop:

"In this class you will learn to make an openwork, romantic pendant, adorned with a bezel set stone and precise, tiny ornaments. You will use silver clay to create lacy, yet strong and secure constructions, which you’ll decorate with extremely detailed tiny leaves, flowers, forest fruits or other ornaments of your choice. You will also learn to make a box like, elevated base for a stone and set it in a bezel setting. All these skills can be easily adapted to your own style, merged with your favourite techniques and used with different metal clays.
 Openwork designs are wonderful response to increasing silver prices, allowing you to save on material, but not on the quality of your works. Some previous silver clay experience is necessary."

And here are a few bigger projects I made using this technique:
"Herbarium - Misty Morning" - silver, green quartz, topaze
"Herbarium - spring rainbow" - ACS silver and labradorite

"Herbarium - blackberry" - ACS silver and amethyst
"Herbarium - summer scent" - silver, 22 K gold, labradorites

"Herbarium - forest flame" - fine silver and labradorite
"Herbarium - forest fruits" - silver, amethyst and garnet

"Herbarium - raspberry" - bronze ring with garnet
"Herbarium - gold vines" - bronze and olivine
I hope it's tempting ;). I'm very excited about teaching in Lynne Glazzard's studio. And, if UK is still too far, you can always check my tutorials in my Etsy shop :).
P.S. I'll also teach this class in Poland soon. More news coming.


  1. Piękne są te Twoje twory. Każda nowa rzecz zachwyca i po prostu nie można się napatrzeć. Strasznie mi się podoba ten wisior z labradowytami-listkami.

    1. Dziękuję ślicznie ^^. A z tych czterech małych to ten też jest mój ulubiony.

  2. I am enrolled on your class in Yorkshire next year and I'm really looking forward to meeting you and learning these beautiful techniques

    1. Hi Anna :) Lynne already told me you are enrolled - it's a wonderful news! It seems we will have a real dream team at this class. I can't wait :).

  3. Oh my god, you have done really awesome jewellery! :O These are absolutely stunning!! I wish some day I will reach to your level :)