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Circle Pendant Techniques in Art Clay Silver

May 18, 2024

Class Description:  This class is an adventure in working with precious metal clay to learn beginner techniques to create jewelry designs in Art Clay Silver. Art Clay Silver is a product especially formulated for objects that can be created and fired in the same day with outstanding results. Art Clay Silver is pure fine silver (.999) mixed with water and an organic binder. It is soft and easy to work with simple tools. Once it is fired at 1550 degrees for 45 minutes the product is .999 fine silver. Art Clay silver is available in several formulations such as syringes, paste, silver-coated paper, and overlay paste. Art Clay Silver projects can be combined with ceramics, glass fusions, kiln-fired, enameled, and torch enameled. The creative possibilities are endless. Art clay copper is also available.

The techniques covered in this class include how to manipulate the clay, new techniques or to expand on the skills and experiences previously learned. New techniques covered in this class include how to construct a circular-shaped pendant and layer addition of small molded decorative elements and decorative designs cut from Art Clay Silver paper type to create a variety of design combinations. We will be using a variety of tools to support the design such as finishing, sanding techniques, and how to make simple repairs.

SKILL LEVEL:  All Levels

The registration fee covers the Fine Silver Clay, the use of all tools and equipment, and the student’s choice of silver jewelry findings to make completed wearable jewelry projects.  Extra silver clay is available for purchase.

Materials Available for students to use:  Art Clay Silver, PMC Tool Kits, a variety of findings, stamps, textures, patinas, and studio equipment for firing, polishing, and tumbling.

Registration Required

Space is limited and classes are subject to participation minimums. Register online up to a week prior to a session starting or by calling 757-923-0003.

Members Save up to 10%


Class Registration


May 18, 2024
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

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6 Hours


Pretlow Classroom – First Floor


Ages 14 – Adult


Cynthia Quesenberry



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