Introduction to Metal Clay

This class will introduce students to the wonderful qualities of metal clay. Students will create an elegant pendant with a rolled bail and a pair of earrings using basic tools, stamps and textures. They will also learn about silver clay and how it can be used to create other pieces of jewelry. All tools and materials including 25 grams of Art Clay Silver will be provided.

Next Class: Sunday, April 23, 2017

Rings and Stone Setting

This intermediate class is designed to explore different ways for setting stones while making rings from Art Clay Silver.  Ring sizing and construction will be covered as well as stone setting of fireable stones, types of stones that can be fired in the clay and how to set stones that can’t be fired. Each student will complete 3 rings with materials provided to create other objects with stones.

Intro to Metal Clay or equivalent experience is required.

Next Class:  TBA

Art Clay Silver Level One Certification

Students will complete 7  projects over 3 days of instruction. These projects are designed to teach skills such as the  use of organic materials, addition and firing of glass and stones,  creating a  mirror finish, use of fine silver finding and more. All  materials and a basic tool kit are included as well as the use of my  tools and supplies during the class and all firing. 

Completion of level one certification will entitle you  to 35% discount on Art Clay products, teach introductory Art Clay  classes and to take the Senior level certification class. Complementary  firing of Art Clay pieces for one year is also included.

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Art Clay Silver Senior Certification

Seven projects will build skills in using gold paste, making a lidded pendant, incorporating gold foil, brass, and fine silver bezel wire into your designs. Learning how to create a bezel will allow you to set any stone after firing. The course also introduces the use of three-dimensional design, with emphasis on detail and fine finishing.

Pre-requisite: Art Clay Silver Level 1 Certification

Post-requisite: Art Clay World, USA approves and certifies instructors into the Senior Instructor community by reviewing an application and examining a selection of 3 pieces of original work. The pieces submitted must reflect specific techniques and skills the individual learned during the Art Clay education. A non-refundable $200 application fee is also required from anyone submitting for Senior Instructor Status.

If you are an experienced metal clay artist contact me about ongoing metal clay studio work days. Looking for a beginning class for your group? Contact me for information about times and costs.