Meet the Tutor
Hi I'm Lisa and I have been teaching Silver Clay since 2019, but have been addicted to Silver Clay since 2012.
In 2018 a few friends asked me to teach them how to use Silver Clay. One evening we had a small workshop at home. I loved teaching them and the best bit was seeing their faces as the clay turned into solid silver! They all went away with a beautiful piece of jewellery they had made that evening and I went home realising I wanted to teach more people the wonders of Silver Clay!
I decided, if I was going to teach people I needed to make sure I was as qualified as I could be.
Art Clay is a brand of silver clay by Aida corporation that I currently use. I therefore decided to take their accredited qualifications to start my journey.
I completed my Level one Art Clay Diploma in March 2019.
Six month later in November 2019 I completed my level two. These were both tutor lead qualifications.
During the third lockdown I worked on my level three higher Diploma pieces (photo below). This was not tutor lead and was all out own designs. It was hard going, especially while home-schooling, but I enjoyed the design and technical challenges. I passed this in May 2021 and it now allows me to teach both level one and two Diplomas which is very exciting. Plans are currently being drawn up to start teaching Level one, so watch this space!.
In 2021 I also completed my Award in Teaching and Education at Peter Symonds College in Winchester.
Plans are afoot to carry on my training over the next few years including PMC, a different make of silver clay and to carry on with my silver smithing techniques, which I have been learning for the last 4 years at Peter Symonds and online via the Jewellery Academy. You can never stop learning yourself, even when teaching others and I plan to keep growing for my students and explaining my knowledge.
I have been teaching silver clay classes at Peter Symonds Adult Education College in Winchester, Hampshire since 2019 and for 2022 have been taken on at Sir Harold Hillers Garden's brash filed too teach a number of Silver Clay workshop throughout the year.
I have also started an after-school club at a senior independent school and am teaching an age range from 11-18 year olds. I am fully DBS advanced checked so if you want me to teach under 18's I can.
I will be holding classes across Hampshire and the surrounding counties, at beautiful rural locations and at a smaller location in my village for 1-1 classes, intermediate and advanced workshops. I can also come to you and teach if you have a group that want to learn whether its friends, hen party or corporate event.
If you have found my page and don't live near me then I would recommend finding a Silver Clay tutor that has either the Art Clay or PMC accredited qualifications, then you know you are getting a good level of teaching!
Any questions about Silver Clay then feel free to drop me a line.