Sunday, April 29, 2018

Two Super Classes in August 2018 in NC

Metal Clay Fans & Friends:
I would like to let you know, just in case you missed it, that I will be teaching 2, one day classes at the Metal Clay Artists Symposium August 24 & 25 at the Sawtooth School of Visual Art in Winston-Salem, NC.
I taught at the Symposium in its first year, 2017, and it was a great event:  lots of classes to choose from, and best of all, a whole bunch of time to chat and get to know all the folks who were there.   Sawtooth is an amazing art facility with a helpful staff.  I know we had fun in our previous class(es) so, if you can make it, please join me again!

On Friday, I will be offering a new workshop called “Put It In Writing”

Lately, I have been making my own glass cabochons with words, initials or phrases on them.  I then fire them into pendants made with PMC3.  
The results are ultra-personal, mysterious, funny, or ??? depending on your own slant.  When you sign up for class, I will contact you and make you a custom cabochon.  That and another one of your choosing at the workshop is part of the class fee.  I will be demonstrating the method of making the cabs so that when you go home, you will be able to make your own.  (Time just won’t allow us to do the cab and the pendant.) See some of the examples in the photo.

On Saturday, I will teach a class I call “Petit Carved Charm Necklace.” ( 

This is a deceptive looking workshop.  These charms look small and simple and they are, BUT the accompanying skills learned in order to make the necklace are EPIC!  First we will learn about carving: for texture plates or stamps or in the dry clay itself.  This is a technique that has far-reaching potential for many, many metal clay projects.  Secondly, learning how to roll clay on a textured surface is one of the most paramount skills you need for metal clay.  Of course, dry finishing techniques, firing procedures (including torch firing) will be demonstrated.  After firing, we will learn the most successful way to use Aura 22 for that touch of gold!  We will finish by connecting with jump rings to a chain with a clasp.  If you are a Mc’er with experience, you will love this.  If you are a beginner with Metal Clay, this is a bonanza class for you—I guarantee it!