Beginner/Introduction to Precious Metal Clay one day workshop Location: Tyler Park Center for the Arts, Richboro, PA 18954 Date: Saturday, July 22, 2017 9AM - 5PM Cost: $125.00 plus the cost of materials (approx. $35 for a 16g pack of PMC3, payable directly to instructor) Gemstones and other findings are additional, also payable directly to the instructor. Come explore the wonders of precious metal clay in this introductory one day class. You will create a pendant and a pair of earrings from start to finish out of fine silver metal clay. You will learn how to work and handle metal clay, cut it, add texture, kiln fire, patina, burnish and set a small gemstone if desired. Complete registration by clicking on the link below, click on "Workshops", then "Current Adult Workshops" in the drop down menu. www.tylerparkarts.org
Join us in learning the art of enameling on Metal Clay. In this two day workshop, you will design a ¾”-1” round textured base in fine silver metal clay, then add vibrant color to your piece using a combination of Cloisonné and Champlevé enameling techniques. Learn how to bend fine silver and 24kt. Gold Cloisonné wires to create a pattern within your piece. You will learn how to prepare your enamels, and how to apply and fire them to your piece. All finishing techniques will be covered.
Champlevé/Cloisonné on Precious Metal Clay Instructor: Monique Perry Date: November 11th and 12th, 2017 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM both days Host and Location: Holly Gage of Holly Gage Design Studio, Bowmansville, PA 17507 Basic working knowledge of metal clay is required. This is an intermediate level class.
In this two day workshop, learn how to design and create a textured base for enameling using fine silver metal clay. Your creation will have an outer frame and the interior design within that frame will be created using 24kt. Gold and/or fine silver Cloisonné wire. You can also choose to texture the back of your piece. You will learn how to prepare and apply enamels to your piece, and learn how to finish your piece for a smooth flush beautiful finish!
Class size is limited to 8, so please sign up early. Registration will be on a first come first served basis. Complimentary gourmet lunch will be provided by Chris Gage for the 2 days, so bring an appetite. You may also purchase a lunch at nearby locations or bring your own.
Materials students should bring: - 25g. pack of PMC3 - sandpaper, 3M sanding sponges - files, filing sticks - rubber tipped smoothing tool - paint brush for metal clay - Metal clay tool kit (work surface, roller, slats, lubricant for hands, cutting tool, and favorite texture plates - PMC syringe (not required, but is useful for filling in gaps) - Round nose pliers - Flat nose pliers - Small mandrels if you have them - fine tipped tweezers - small sharp scissors if you have them (The studio will have extra tools as needed and has a selection of textures)
$70 kit includes:
Enamels for use in class
Small tipped paint brush
Square of Mica
Cups with lids
Particulate respirator rated for lead dust
2” of fine gold (24kt.) Cloisonné wire
1 ½ “ of fine silver Cloisonné wire
1” square 24kt. Gold foil
Monique Perry has been creating jewelry for 24 years, and more recently began formally teaching her craft. A traditional metalsmith, metal clay artist and enamellist, she has worked predominantly with metal clay for the last 9 years, and holds two certifications in that medium. She has won several awards for her jewelry at the New Hope Arts and Crafts Festival in 2011 and 2016, along with an award in the “Enamored Challenge”, Spring 2012 Metal Clay Today. Her work has been published in Handmade Business, Art Jewelry, Metal Clay Today, Metal Clay Artist, The Art and Design of Metal Clay Jewelry and More, Grains of Glass just to name a few.
Precious Metal Clay - Creating Jewelry with Accents and EmbellishmentsOne day workshop Location: Tyler Park Center for the Arts, Richboro, PA 18954 Saturday, Dec. 2nd, 9:30AM - 4PM Cost: $140.00 plus Materials fee of $55.00 Complete registration through Tyler Park Center for the Arts by clicking on the link below, click on "Workshops", then "Current Adult Workshops" in the drop down menu. www.tylerparkarts.org Students will create a unique, one of a kind pendant using fine silver metal clay. They will learn how to create and add accents and embellishments adding dimension, details, and interest to their design. Using a combination of cutting tools, craft punches, and metal clay techniques, they will create a pendant that incorporates details such as vines, petals, flowers, leaves, and little silver ball embellishments. Students will leave with a finished piece, all firing and finishing will be done in class. Beginners are welcome.
Enameling on Copper - Trinket bowl and pendant One Day Workshop Location: Tyler Park Center for the Arts, Richboro, PA 18954 Date: Saturday, November 4th, 9:30AM - 4PM Cost: $125.00 plus $55.00 materials fee Complete registration through Tyler Park Center for the Arts by clicking on the link below, click on "Workshops", then "Current Adult Workshops" in the drop down menu. www.tylerparkarts.org Learn the beauty of enameling (fusing glass to metal) in this beginner level workshop, creating a pendant and small trinket dish. You will fuse multiple layers of enamel on a copper base, and create interest to your design by applying and embedding fine silver foil elements into your pieces. In this one day workshop, you will be using non-leaded transparent and opaque enamels, Copper blanks, and fine silver foils. Leather cords or chains are extra.