Introduction to Metal Clay

Course outline: Discover how to form, texture and work with what appears to be simple clay. However, once fired in a kiln, your piece becomes solid brass or copper metal. Imagine the possibilities that you can create! Join Liz Reynolds and learn how to transform this malleable medium into beautiful jewellery components. Metal Clay takes texture wonderfully and we will experiment with a range of texturing methods. Attaching a bail and backing will also be covered. Finishing methods will be demonstrated and written instructions provided. These techniques can also be used with fine silver and sterling silver metal clay. Skill …

Hollow Forms in Metal Clay

Course outline: The strongest form in nature is the sphere and in this workshop with Liz Reynolds youll learn why, and how to make non-sphere forms just as strong. You’ll learn how to construct an internal architecture that prevents hollow shapes from sagging. Included are two variations on constructing regular hollow forms (squares, rectangles, circles) as well as using irregular shapes, such as stones, to create asymmetrical hollow forms. In this class we will use Prometheus clay. This will be a very focused one-day class. Kiln firing and tumbling is included with this class and a demonstration, accompanied by written …

Essential Oil Diffuser in Metal Clay (2 days)

Course outline: In this class with Liz Reynolds, you will create a tube holder, with decorative cut-outs, for a wick to which essential oils can be added, providing personal aromatherapy throughout the day. We will explore different methods for guiding a chain, either on the top or sides. Various open and lidded versions will be explored. In this very focused two-day class, you will use Prometheus base metal clay (either Bronze, Sunny Bronze or Greenish Yellow Bronze clay). Prometheus Clay in lump form is ready to use straight out of the package, however, its better with a little bit of …