101 North Peabody Avenue
Mountain View, Arkansas, 72560
Have you been curious about metal clay? Does a material that works like a standard air-dry clay, but becomes fine silver in the kiln sound like magic? Join metal clay instructor Brandy Boyd for this two day workshop that covers all the basics of working with this medium, including how to incorporate it into a traditional metalsmithing practice.
We will cover how to use three types of metal clay – paste, syringe and lump – to their best uses. We will create a pendant or pair of earrings using natural materials such as leaves. Different 3-dimensional objects, such as a button or other found objects can be used as molds to create unique pieces. We will create lacy, hollow, beads using syringe and then learn how to embed fine milled silver elements to create objects with strength and beauty.
You will leave this class with at least 4 finished pieces of jewelry, including a ring pendant and pair of earrings. Your class kit will include handouts with photos to help you after class when you are ready to explore this amazing medium further on your own.
We will cover kiln and torch firing in class. Students will have an opportunity to torch fire one of their projects under instructor superversion. A household butane torch will be used.
Material Fee: $170 payable to instructor on first day of class