Metal Clay

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Metal Clay - Enameling on Art Clay Silver - Jackie Truty
We will combine the uniqueness of Art Clay Silver clay, which fires to 99.9% fine silver, with non-leaded Thompson transparent enamels to teach you the basics of both. Three types of enameling will be taught: basse taille, champlev and cloisonn, but simplified by using Art Clay Silver clay, paste and syringe. Short nails and a magnifier are a must. Everything else will be provided.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200
Prerequisites: None

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Metal Clay - Quilling with Art Clay Silver Paper - Jackie Truty
Create fine silver pieces out of 2mm strips of Art Clay Paper Type, a totally different variation of Art Clay Silver that feels like vinyl and has 98% of the moisture already removed. Feel free to bring in any irregularly shaped cabochon (flat on the bottom and rounded on the top) no larger than 30-40mm at its largest length. Various texture tools and hammers will be available. Short nails and your magnifier are the only necessities. Everything else will be provided.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $200
Prerequisites: None

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Metal Clay - The New Mokume Gane - Jackie Truty
Traditional Mokume Gane (wood grain in Japanese) was developed in the 17th century with soft metals like silver, copper and gold. This technique, using silver and copper clays, can only be done with Art Clay brand, as the shrinkages and binders are similar.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $175
Prerequisites: None

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Metal Clay I - PMC - Pat Lillie
Precious metal clay is composed of precious metal, as very fine powder combined with an organic binder and water. When fired properly, the binder burns off and the metal fuses to become pure silver or 22k gold. Class projects present the use of PMC in all four forms: clay, paste, syringe and sheet including techniques of setting gemstones that are kiln safe. Optional projects include the use of PMC with glass and syringe. Students may bring any tools and equipment useful in working with metal, ceramic, polymer clay or traditional metalsmithing. Lab fee includes enough PMC supplies to complete the projects, student tool kit, and the use of a complete assortment of tools and class materials supplied by the instructor. An Optivisor is highly recommend. Prior PMC experience is recommended but not required.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $275
Prerequisites: None

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Metal Clay II - PMC - Pat Lillie
Four projects will be covered building on the techniques and skills obtained in Metal Clay 1. There will be extra demonstrations and time for students to work on special projects. The class will work with PMC3, 24k gold foil, natural stones, enamel and fine silver wire. The student should bring their personal basic metal clay tools, Optivisor, any equipment useful in working with metal, ceramic, polymer clay or traditional metalsmithing. I encourage each student to come with a spirit of adventure, their design sketches, and a willingness to try new things. Materials fee includes PMC supplies enough to complete required projects, student tool kit, and the use of assorted tools and class materials supplied by the instructor. Material Cost of $275 is approximate, dependent on the price of silver.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $275 fee is approximate
Prerequisites: Metal Clay I or Level I certification

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Metal Clay II - PMC Sterling - Pat Lillie
Projects covered will build on the techniques and skills obtained in Metal Clay 1 and applied to PMC sterling clay. The class will work with PMC sterling, as well as 24k gold foil, PMC3, sterling and fine silver wire and fireable czs. The student should bring their personal basic metal clay tools and Optivisor. Feel free to bring any equipment useful in working with metal, ceramic, polymer clay or traditional metalsmithing. I encourage each student to come with a spirit of adventure, design sketches, and a willingness to try new things.
Materials fee includes PMC supplies enough to complete class projects, student tool kit, and the use of assorted tools and class materials supplied by the instructor.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $275
Prerequisites: Metal Clay I or Level I Certification

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Metal Clay III - PMC - Pat Lillie
Building on techniques presented in the earlier two Metal Clay I and II classes the students will further refine their technical skills. There are two projects: a hinged and carved hollow box and a pendant with a freeform shaped natural gemstone. These projects involve the use of forms, dry construction, keum-boo, jewelers investment and molds. Advanced finishing techniques will be included, as well as many extra demonstrations and time for students to work on special projects. Students should bring their personal basic metal clay tools and Optivisor. Feel free to bring any equipment useful in working with metal clay or traditional metalsmithing. Students must have completed a Metal Clay 2 class or have a prior level two certification in silver clay prior to taking this class.
Materials fee includes PMC supplies enough to complete both projects, and additional class materials needed in project constructions.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $275
Prerequisites: Metal Clay II or Level II Certification

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