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Workshop Ceramic Jewellery Making 3 Day Workshop

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Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery Educational Classes and workshops

HDD is a leading independent education facility, for students wishing to learn
The Art of Fashion Jewellery Making and Designing
operates from private studios in the Sydney suburb of CThis Workshop is FULLhester Hill.
With established Professional Australian Artist and Designer  Carolyne Brennan
Over 25 years experience in the Fashion Jewellery Industry


  •  Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery
    awards students Certificates on Completion of all workshops  

    **Certificates of Workshop Completion are available on request to past students that have completed a workshop with Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery 
    for a fee of $5.00 (per certificate)

Ceramic Jewellery making 3 day Workshop

This is a three-day workshop in Ceramic Jewellery making workshop.
Clay is a very sensual & satisfying material to work with..
There is nothing quite like it! In addition, it is something you can do at home in you awn private space. All work can be fired at Hot Dot Designs…we have 5 kilns ranging in various sizes and temperatures.
You can hire a shelf of the whole Kiln!
Students will explore the wonderful properties of Clay with professional Tutor Carolyne Brennan of Hot Dot Designs Est 1986.
We will be working with white earthenware, all techniques covered in this workshop can be adapted over to stoneware/midrange or porcelain (porcelain jewellery making workshop coming soon!


TECHNIQUES COVERED in Workshop…….Skill Level ALL 
• Preparing clay ready for working ( wedging) Carolyne will show you a simple method for wedging smaller pieces of Clay
• The properties of clay & how to work with this material as timing is essential.
• Kiln firing schedules will be discussed …Please bring a note book!! 
* Colour and design principles, students will have samples of all colours they will be working with, to assist decision making along with test pieces to assist them with their choices of shapes.
• Slab rolling verses Hand rolling

Decoration Techniques covered in the Workshop

*Japanese tissue paper
*Sgrafititto (carving)
* Under Glaze applications…stippling..sponging…layering…stencils
* Extruded additions & there use in hand building clay
Students will have test pieces to assist them with their choices of shapes

WHAT'S INCLUDED in your workshop

* Tuition 
*All clay! No limit on how much students use
*Use of all Tools
*Under- Glazes
* Glazes
* a great selection of Artists Brushes
* a great selection of Japanese tissue papers
*use of Professional Slab Roller
* two Kiln firings (1 Bisque/1 Glaze)


• Pendants: …Round…Square….Oval…Flower Shapes
Beads: round,,,square….rectangle…..irregular shapes.
 Pinch Pots: a simple way to start a pot or a hollow pendant or bead 
• You will be shown the many ways of putting holes in the beads/Pendants & will have access to all of Carolyne professional tools & tips of the trade.
* Students will be encouraged to make as many Clay pieces as they like from Beads to pendants.
* there will be samples for you to look at and make your own decisions on the style and shape of pendant you would like to design and make
* Various methods will be discussed how to attach your finished Clay pieces to make wearable jewellery



please wear covered in shoes
no loose clothing



This is a great workshop

  • Carolyne has designed the projects around every possible learning outcome that you can think of, that you will encounter to problem solve when using and working with Clay (real clay!)
  • Students will be able to purchase products and findings after the workshop at a special student rate.
  • The studio is stocked with everything you need!

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 Ceramic (Clay) Pendant mould making workshop1

CLASS: Ceramic Jewellery making 3 day workshop
DAY 1:
Day 2: Sunday   TBA
TIME:   10am to 4.30pm 
VENUE:  Hot Dot Designs School of Fashion Jewellery - KIllarney Vale Central coast
TEACHER:    Carolyne Brennan 
COST:   $580

 Skill level All - Beginners welcome suitable for everyone no experience required 

INCLUDES:  All Materials - glazes - firing and use of all tools
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  • We will email you back an enrolment form with adjustments, payment options & any discounts should they apply
  • please note a deposit is required at the time of booking see Terms & Conditions
 Wine & Cheese will be served after this workshop for those that would like to relax before heading home  


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