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Introduction to Metal Clay

  • Ended
  • 175 US dollars
  • Dennison Street

Service Description

Saturday, September 9, 10am to 4:30pm Cost: $175 ($55 Materials fee due to instructor on the day of class) Instructor: Arlene Mornick 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 a pendant and a pair of earrings.. The initial project provides a foundation for learning thickness, roll out, texture, and carving techniques.  Beyond the basic skills required for this project, more advanced techniques will be taught including fold forming moistened clay, setting small cabochons, drying, firing with torch and kiln, final finishing and polishing, repairs before and after firing. Students will learn to fire their projects with a butane torch – safe to do at home and if preferable a kiln.  Safety precautions and set up will be reviewed.  After firing manual polishing and finishing will be taught.  We will cover:  how to choose and condition metal clay  basic metal clay fabrication techniques  setting and firing stones in metal clay  torch firing metal clay  kiln firing metal clay  texture, fold forming  and carving techniques  repairs and troubleshooting  polishing after firing Questions? Contact Arlene at:

Cancellation Policy

If the class or workshop does not reach a minimum of students then the workshop will be cancelled. You will receive a full refund. If you withdraw 30 days prior to the beginning of the class or workshop you will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee.  If you withdraw from the workshop between 8 days - 29 days prior to the beginning you will receive a full refund minus a $25 processing fee only if we can fill your spot with another student.  Sorry, there will be no refunds if you give us a notice of less than 8 days.

Contact Details

  • 2020 Dennison Street, Oakland, CA, USA

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