BRONZclay and PMC or silver metal clay consist of bronze or silver combined with an organic binder into a material that works like much like ceramic clay. When fired in a kiln, the binder burns out leaving a finished piece of beautiful bronze or silver. Learn the basic techniques of working with this material using simple tools, stamps and molds. The class will also learn the techniques of setting stones which can be fired in place. Students will first explore bronze metal clay, making sculptural jewelry pieces, beginning with a pendant or earrings. Silver metal clay will be demonstrated and available for purchase if time allows. Metal clay tool kits are provided for use during class. Students will be expected to follow along with the class projects.
Susan Walser – Saturday & Sunday, 10am-4pm, Feb 1 & 2 (Winter 2020)
Please wear clothes you can get dirty or bring a craft apron to wear.
Students will be charged for materials as well as an $8 studio fee. The cost of each metal clay packet may range from around $10 to over $50, depending on the kind of metal clay the student wishes to use. Wire and cubic zirconia stones will be available for purchase.
Please feel free to call or email the instructor prior to class with questions.
Please note: Participants must be at least 18 years of age, except for courses in Metal Clay, where they can be as young as 13 (with parent).