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Pendant Techniques in Art Clay Silver

February 17, 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 on 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 make and place a bail, and how to set cubic zirconia into wet clay. Other inclusions to add interest could include the addition of small molded decorative elements 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.

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Class Registration

DATE/time:

February 17, 2024
10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Day of week:

Saturday

DURATION:

6 Hours

location:

Pretlow Classroom – First Floor

Age:

Ages 14 – Adult

Instructor:

Cynthia Quesenberry

cost:

$100.00

SUFFOLK CENTER FOR CULTURAL ARTS
110 W. Finney Avenue, Suffolk, VA 23434
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