Metal Clay Basics – River Pendant

Date: Saturday, October 29, 2022
Time: 10:00am – 4:30pm
Cost: $100.00

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Instructor: Cynthia Quesenberry

Location:  Art Studio B

Class Description:  This introductory class is an adventure in working with precious metal clay.  Art Clay Silver is a great product specially 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 and Art clay bronze are also available.  The techniques covered in this class include how to manipulate the clay, techniques to make attachments, using a variety of textures and molds, finishing, sanding techniques, and how to make simple repairs.  We will create a variety of silver jewelry and/or other decorative objects for functional use in other projects. No previous experience is necessary.

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.

Class Description:  In this class students will learn the basics of fusing while creating items for their homes. Students will learn how to cut, assemble, and design glass pieces by making magnets, coasters, and plates.  All equipment, materials, and supplies are included in this fun and hands-on class with registration!