Summer Silver Retreat, 12–13 March, Hawke’s Bay

Jewellery artists Charmayne Dobbs and Ingrid Schloemer invite you to attend their second Summer Silver Retreat in Haumoana, Hawke’s Bay on 12 and 13 March 2011. Over the two days, they’ll give tuition in the creation of silver jewellery using precious metal clay.

The cost of $275 includes tuition, use of tools, firing service and materials (10g silver plate + wire, 14g silver clay and two cubic zirkonias). Dinner will also be provided on the Saturday night, and drinks and nibbles will be supplied throughout the weekend.

This is a fabulous opportunity to learn traditional ways of working with metals: sawing, filing, soldering, wire work, using hammers and pliers – as well as learning to work with a new contemporary material, precious metal clay: shaping, sculpting, cutting, sanding, drilling, setting stones, polishing, and maybe create some filigree work.

Places are limited to 12 people, to allow Charmayne and Ingrid to work closely with each student. You will be working in a group of six with one of the artists, and swap the following day to learn with the other. It’s a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends, and I can personally vouch for it being a lot of fun!

A creative weekend in beautiful Hawke’s Bay would also make an amazing Christmas present for a crafty person – Ingrid will happily arrange for a printable voucher. Secure a place at the Summer Silver Retreat now!

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2 Responses to “Summer Silver Retreat, 12–13 March, Hawke’s Bay”

  1. jennifer roberts says:

    I would love to attend a furture silver workshop….I only just discovered this site so am too last to make it to this weekends workshop. Could you please let me know when you plan another? I am located in HB.

  2. Lucy says:

    Hi Jennifer, welcome to Felt! You can find out about future silver workshops by contacting Ingrid using the contact link at

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