Date: Contact Artist | Time: TBA | Cost: $165 | Location: TBA
Introduction to Fine Silver Metal Clay
Taught on-site at Larry Pile Glass Studio, this highly interactive course will introduce the participants to Fine Silver Metal Clay. Guest artist and Certified Metal Clay artist, Kara Brown, will cover all the basics of working with metal clay, including the steps to create, refine and fire your clay into beautiful pieces of jewelry to wear home.
During the class you will learn about the different types of metal clay on the market today and how to handle, condition, hydrate, and store your clay.
All the tools you will need will be provided for this class and the cost includes enough fine silver clay for a pair of earrings and a pendant in the pattern of your choosing.
Optional: Pearls and small gemstones will be available for purchase to add to your jewelry if desired.
What is Metal Clay?
Imagine taking a piece of clay and forming it into a shape you like, and then placing this clay into a small kiln and, voila! out comes a pure, fine silver object, ready to be polished and worn! Metal Clay has tiny particles of fine silver suspended in an organic binder. It looks and feels just like clay, but not as messy! Once fired, a magical transformation takes place as the binder burns away, and you are left with a beautiful piece of jewelry that you’ve created!