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Metal Clay For Metalsmiths: Casting Sticks and Succulents

  • B180983
  • Instructor: Julie Sanford
  • Class Type: Metal
  • Date: Sat. June 9
  • Time: 8:00am-noon (4 hours)
  • Skill Level: All levels
  • Maximum Class Size: 12
  • Class Fee : $234.00
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Description:
Learn to create on-trend fine-silver components for your fabricated jewelry designs in this introduction to metal clay class. Skip the hassle of lost wax casting and discover how you can quickly reproduce sticks, succulents, and small found objects at the bench, using the tools you already have.
Students will Learn:
Learn the properties of metal clay, it’s history, and discover why it is a good option to have as a tool in the metalsmithing studio. Students will make reusable molds of succulents and sticks and create fine-silver components to be used in future projects at the bench. Additional tips and tricks will be shared as well as many examples of using metal clay components as soldered elements in fabricated jewelry pieces.
Prerequisites:
Curriculum is geared for metalsmiths but can relate to all levels across many disciplines.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Metal files, Optivisors, fine paintbrush, terry-cloth towel, Exacto knife, small spray bottle with water, tiny small found objects.
Materials in Kit:
Mold compound, PMC fine-silver metal clay, sandpaper, shared studio consumables including butane. Instructor will provide a variety of succulents and found objects for use in class.
Limit:
One seat per person per class.
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