What’s the new, new thing in the jewelry making world? Hint: there’s low tool cost; it’s nontoxic and safe enough to do at your kitchen table; and the material is versatile and responsive. It’s Silver Metal Clay! The name comes from the method, which is akin to hand-building ceramic clay, but the material itself contains only finely powdered metal particles in a water-holding base. “Metal clay” paradoxically produces pieces that are solid metal.
Dip your toe into the dazzling world of the myriad metal clays with this beginner class where we will use PMC+. In just three hours, we’ll shape and texture a pendant and earring dangles, fire the pieces with a kitchen torch, then polish and add patina. You’ll leave with ready to wear silver jewelry and your brain awash with new possibilities for jewelry construction. All skill levels welcome. Appropriate for ages 16 and up.
Please note: this workshop was original schedule to be taught by Lisa Horton but due to a scheduling conflict the class will now be taught by Elise Stelling.
New for winter 2018, The Center launches its Crafts Series One Night Workshops that will take place annually at The Center, Hailey. Each series will be three nights, offering three different opportunities to work directly with instructors in a hands-on, skill-based environment. Designed to be introductory, fun and non-intimidating, these workshops offer a peek into a variety of crafts, from jewelry to wood printing, to fiber arts. Join us and try your hand at crafting some art!
The 2018 Craft Series One Night Workshops are generously supported by Heather Horton.