Course outline: Are you ready to move beyond metal clay basics and add depth and dimension to your work? During this workshop, I will show you how to layer metal clay and how to create durable, strong attachments. We will explore simple shaping techniques, and I will show you how I make my own custom forms. I’ve also included a popular stone setting demonstration to give your projects extra pop! On day two, we will be devoting time to polishing and finishing and applying patina, and I will share the variety of methods I use to finish my work. Three projects will be demonstrated: a hollow bead, a pair of earrings with a cubic stone, and a pendant with a constructed bail. This workshop is process and technique driven. You will have time to create at your own pace with help and support available as needed. Make all three projects, or focus time on your favorite design.
All materials, tools and equipment will be provided. The cost of a tool kit (specific to the projects) is included in the workshop fee. Art Clay Silver is not included, but will be available for purchase at BeadFX. For more information, please visit www.metalclayatelier.ca
This class is limited to only 5 students to allow lots of personal attention.
Skill level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: A working knowledge and experience using silver clay. No experience? No Problem! Please sign up for my introduction to silver clay workshop scheduled Wednesday, October 26; 11:00am - 7:00pm (click here for details). If both classes are booked together you will enjoy a 10% discount on each class.
Technique: Metal clay forming and finishing, plus stone setting! While these techniques may be applied to all forms of metal clay, the focus of this workshop is exclusively Art Clay Silver.
Bring to class: 20 - 50 grams of Art Clay silver; the amount needed will be driven by the size of the pieces you wish to make. Please bring magnification (reading glasses/optivisor) if required. As this is a full day class, please bring a lunch; the class will include a ½ hour break. Coffee, water and cold drinks will be provided.
Class cancellation policy: If you need to cancel, please let us know 5 days prior to the class. Cancellations made later than that will forfeit the class deposit or fee. We may re-schedule or cancel classes if we do not receive the minimum number of bookings, or in case of bad weather or instructor illness. In this case, you will be notified and the fees will be refunded or issued as store credit.
Price: 325.00 +HST
Duration: approximately 6 hours on each of 2 days!
Students are eligible for our 15% student discount card!
Get yours when you check-in for your class at the front desk!
To register for this session, please call 416-751-1911 or toll-free 1-877-473-2323 now, because many of our sessions fill up quickly! We limit class sizes so you can get the best value.
Only 5 seats total for this class!
About Jenn Jevons
Jennifer started making jewellery in 2002. Beginning with stringing and wire wrapping beads and pearls, she moved into working with metal clay after participating in a demonstration during a metalsmithing course. A certified instructor, she has taken classes at George Brown and Mohawk College, and participated in many metal clay workshops. “Metal clay offers design and creative possibilities not available to traditional metalsmithing. It allows jewellery novices and experienced metalsmiths alike to push their creative spirit and produce beautiful, one of a kind pieces.”