CLASS DESCRIPTION Make a truly unique fine silver pendant by learning how to roll and drape thin sheets of "metal clay". Metal clays (PMC-brand and others) are among the newest contributions to the metalsmith’s toolkit. One of the most interesting “metal clay” techniques, yet one that is easily performed even by absolute beginners in this medium, is to roll and texture thin sheets of clay, drape them like fabric into interesting folds, cut out an interesting shape, and add a few decorative flourishes (if desired), to end up with a unique, reversible, sterling silver (.960) art jewelry pendant. PLEASE NOTE: Pieces will be fired after class, and available for pick-up at Artsmiths one week later.
INSTRUCTOR For the past decade Carol Scheftic has been working with and teaching classes using a range of different “powder metallurgy” techniques. Carol has been certified as a metal clay Artisan by Rio Grande (a major jewelry supply company and importer of the PMC-brand of precious metal clays) and accredited as an Instructor in a program organized by Hadar Jacobson (USA-based manufacturer and distributor of a line of base metal clays). She is a member of the Cranberry Artists Network, the Pittsburgh Society of Artists, and the International Guild of Miniature Artisans.
SKILL LEVEL ALL - Beginners welcome!
COST $40 + $35 MATERIALS FEE