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Metal Clay for Beginners

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Metal clay is amazing - it starts as clay, but fires into pure silver. You can form it with simple tools, even set stones in it, and fire it with a butane-cooking torch or small kiln. When fired, the clay-like binders burn off as the pure silver molecules fuse together.
This class is designed for both beginning students and those seeking to refresh skills and learn new ones. During this in-depth orientation to Metal Clay, students will create two pendants. The initial project will be a simple silver two-sided project, chosen to teach thickness, roll out, texture, appliqué, and carving techniques. It will be fired with a butane torch.
Beyond the basic skills required for this project, more advanced techniques, will be taught, including: sculptural design and construction, basic stone setting, bail design and structure, drying, firing with torch and kiln, final finishing and polishing, repairing both in the green-ware phase and after firing.

Class Details

1 Sessions

Analy Hall

Thomas Tessier 



Please read:  PLEASE NOTE: The start date has changed since the print catalog publication. Class will be held on SATURDAY, APRIL 11, 10am-4pm, Analy Hall, Rm 790. Please contact Community Education with questions.



Registration Closes On
Saturday, April 11, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s) Instructional Method
4/11/2020 Sat 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Santa Rosa, Analy Hall  Map, Room: 790 Thomas Tessier  ClassRoom