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Class Description: This intermediate class is an adventure in working with precious metal clay. Art Clay Silver is a great 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. One 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, make attachments, using a variety of textures and molds, finishing, sanding techniques, and how to make simple repairs. We will create a shadow box pendant, with a pearl setting or student’s choice of design in the shadow box. The shadow box can be made in a wide variety of shapes in addition to the pictured design. Skill Level: Beginner or Intermediate, some metal clay experience is helpful.