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Tools and material list

Here is the general tool kit we ask you to bring, which includes all the basic tools you will need.

 

Once you've signed up you will also receive  a Class Specific Tools List by the first week of December . This will list all tools and items you will need to bring to individual classes. If your session isn't shown on the Class Specific Tools List it means that the general tool kit listed here will be sufficient.

Thank you to Aida Chemical Industries Co. Ltd, who is generously providing us with all the Art Clay Silver

and many other additional materials needed for the workshops!

And thank you to Metal Clay Ltd, who is sponsoring extra bits and pieces as marked on the individual workshops!

General metal clay tool kit

Being in a hotel the rooms we work in have not been designed with the best lighting for detailed work.

We HIGHLY recommend you bring a PORTABLE RECHARGEABLE LIGHT to help you see your work.

 

Please note we can not accommodate for plug-in lights as this would cause a trip hazard - they must be portable and can not be kept plugged in to a mains outlet during class work.

These are the basic tools you will need in all hands-on classes:

  • Non-stick work surface, non-stick cards, Teflon, or baking sheet

  • Roller

  • Spacer set or playing cards

  • Craft knife/scalpel

  • Medium and fine pointed paint brush (for paste and smoothing)

  • Abrasive papers, sanding sponges to use in the clay stage

  • Needle files, various shapes and/or emery board (400 or 600 grit) for shaping

  • Your favourite metal clay shaping tools, like clay shaper, needle tool

  • Brass or stainless steel brush

  • Polishing tools:

    • Burnisher

    • Sanding sponges in 3 grits, or finer abrasive paper

    • Metal polish

    • Polishing cloth

  • Moisturising/storage pot or cling film (small folded pieces can be packed quite easily) to keep your clay pliable

  • Small pot of silver paste (10g or less)

  • Small water pot (mini-marmalade jar or take-away sauce pots are great for this!)

  • Non-stick: Badger balm, Slik, CoolSlip, or similar (a bit of kitchen sponge in a lidded pot with some olive oil works great)

  • Rubber block

  • Pliers for closing jumprings and similar (optional)

You will also receive  a Class Specific Tools List by the first week of December . This will list any specific tools and items you will need to bring to individual classes. If your session isn't shown on the Class Specific Tools List it means that the general tool kit listed here will be sufficient.