Squeezing, kneading, modelling, drying, burning, polishing and finishing with … real SILVER JEWELLERY? Yes, baby!
What a creative day we’ve had. More than ten beautiful, hand-made pieces of silver jewellery. The joy of creating new things is overwhelming (even the boys get going, joining in the fun!), heaps of inspiration everywhere and helping hands are never far: Here I am fretting about small pieces of silver rose leaves which I intend to wear as amulets and earrings later on. “Self-made millionaires” we are – at heart and at hands 😉
Art Clay Silver and the “Akademie.Geras”: Creative Culture Travel “par excellence”
For more than 40 years, the “akademie.Geras” in the Lower Austrian Waldviertel district has been spearheading creative tourism in Austria featuring many national and international tutors as well as creative courses being offered. It supports an entire area including the recently renovated Kunst & Kultur Seminarhotel Geras as well as the fascinating natural surroundings: Pure inspiration!
During a silver jewellery workshop run by local artist Sabine Schimpani, all kinds of creative spirits are brought to light: From the retired accountant at the court of justice to the director of the “akademie.Geras” herself, who like us spends her Sunday enjoying this new type of course being offered. When finally all the shiny new pieces “come to light”, we do dare pride ourselves on our new skills, talented silver artists we are!
Have we succeeded in convincing you of the fun over travelling to do something creative? Sit back, relax and enjoy the following excursion into the Waldviertel: The place to get creative “away from it all” in the inspiring landscape of the north of Austria. You could almost call it, a soul’s hideaway.