Introduction to Precious Metal Clay
DEADLINE TO REGISTER: MAY 2nd!
Instructor: Melanie Guerra, member of the Dedham Square Artist Guild
Date: This class will be held in two 2-hr sessions: May 15th and May 28th
Time: Each session will be from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Dedham Square Artist Guild, 553 High Street, Dedham MA.
Make your own fine silver jewelry using the fun medium of Precious Metal Clay! Sculpt, carve, stamp and shape this ingenious clay into pendants, earrings, rings, and more! PMC is a mixture of fine silver particles and organic clay material. The clay is shaped into the desired design and fired in a kiln. Upon firing, the organic clay material is burned off, leaving the design in just the precious metal (fine silver). An amazing way to create precious metal jewelry!
This introductory class gives students an overview of PMC, and the opportunity to create a minimum of two pieces, a pendant and a bead. Techniques and design will be discussed at length in the first meeting, and students will create their pieces. The instructor will fire in her own studio kiln between the two class meetings, and students will polish and finish their work in the second class meeting. The class will result in a basic knowledge of PMC and how to create with it, and at least two finished pieces of jewelry for the students to take home. Students will also leave with a basic PMC tool kit to keep.
Age Level: 18+
Cost: $90 per participant
Materials: $140 per participant (includes comprehensive tool kit for students to keep and a supply of PMC3 fine silver metal clay. Materials fee to be paid in advance, by 5/5 to the instructor.)