Intro to Fine Silver Metal Clay: Textures and Gemstones
Course outline: Fine silver metal clay is a user-friendly way to create fine silver jewellery such as pendants and charms. Led by Christine Woollacott, this class will focus on creating unique, fine jewellery in precious metal. Students will have the opportunity to create their own texture plates using a variety of techniques, including UV-Photopolymer and Scratch-foam. Students will also have the opportunity to set a synthetic gemstone in metal clay. Kiln firing methods as well as metal finishing techniques will be discussed.
Skill level: Beginner
Technique: Creating unique jewellery and objects with fine silver metal clay.
Bring to class:
- Any brand of fine silver metal clay
- Teflon surface (or smooth-texture freezer bag)
- Metal clay roller
- Graduated slats (or playing cards if preferred)
- Flexible tissue blade (or exacto blade)
- Fine needle files
- Wet-dry polishing paper or sanding foam set
- Sketchbook and pencil
- Optional: Visual aids such as optivisors or magnifying glasses
- Optional: Bring anything that you like the texture of: leaves, lace, doilies, plastic stencils, candy molds, plastic mesh packaging. The possibilities are endless.
- Optional: UV photopolymer plate for creating your own unique design
- Optional: Heat-safe laboratory grown gemstone (such as synthetic corundum, or cubic zirconia)
Of special note: the class patterns and instructions from our classes are for your personal use only. Please respect the intellectual property of our artists/instructors by not sharing, selling, or teaching the patterns you receive from the classes you take.
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