Dragon's Eyes Master Class

27 - 28 Sep
9am - 5pm
Craftworx Studio
Bishop Burton
(Includes 50g Silver Clay)

This course is suitable for intermediate level metal clay enthusiasts.

I was once selling some of my jewellery when I heard from the crowd and saw a finger pointing directly at one of my pieces
 "OH WOW look,… it looks like a REAL Dragon".

Now we all know dragons are mythical creatures and there's no such thing as a real dragon, which is brilliant, as this means you don’t have to worry too much about getting the piece anatomically correct. You can conjure up your own ideal dragon, friendly or vicious.

With so much choice you can have a great deal of fun bringing your own dragon to life in this project. You will explore many and wonderful techniques in beginning hand building and sculpting in metal clay.

The course fee includes 50g of Art Clay Silver.

The Projects

The project will begin with your design to create an armature for the main head to create a 3 dimensional skull, which you will begin to hand sculpt using some very basic and surprisingly simple techniques. There will be lots of hints and tips for creating the finer details of features in the dragon's face, eyes, lips, scales and tendrils.

During this Inspiring workshop there will be plenty of suggestions and demonstrations to show you the several options.

What We Will Cover

  • Preparing your designs
  • Creating armatures and templates
  • Preparation & handling of metal clay
  • How to add textures, shapes & form to capture the glass eyes successfully
  • Drying times & temperatures
  • Wet and dry sculpting techniques
  • Pre-fire refinement & dry polishing techniques
  • Firing methods & procedures
  • How to minimise wastage
  • FAQ’s
  • Troubleshooting
  • Resources
  • Suppliers
  • Progression

Included in the course:-

50g of lump clay will be supplied, with use of the studio paste pot. If you wish to make more or larger pieces then you can purchase additional clay on the day.

A warm welcome awaits you at Craftworx Metal Clay Studio

In addition to our scheduled programme of classes, this workshop is also available for

  • private 1-2-1 tuition
  • group bookings of 4 or more will be offered at a discounted rate
  • Please contact us for availability

You can contact us for further information or secure your place on any of our courses by calling us to pay your registration fee. By booking onto one of our courses, you agree to abide by the Craftworx terms & conditions. All classes are held at our studio in Bishop Burton, E. Yorks unless otherwise stated.