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101 Metal Clay – Introduction to Metal Clay with Alexis Crowley

Explore the unlimited potential of Precious Metal Clay during this exciting and in depth workshop while you create a unique, one of a kind, pendant and earring set. This program is designed to give you hands on experience in basic techniques for working with metal clay. You will learn what metal clay is, the different forms it comes in and how to best care for, work with and store it. An extensive overview of tools and equipment will be provided. You will be shown best practices for working with the clay, including rolling, texturing, stamping, cutting, shaping, coiling, layering, drilling and embellishing.

Once you create your unique pieces, you will be shown how to sand, refine and further embellish them. Then they will be fired. Post firing finishing will then be covered, including brushing, polishing, tumbling and adding patina if you so desire. While the pieces are firing, your instructor will demonstrate advanced techniques to inspire you for future projects.

This is a 100 level basic class. No prior experience required! From here you can go on to any our advanced 200 level classes and you can take advantage of our Open Studio!

This six hour program is offered on Saturdays, from 10-5 with a one hour lunch break.

Cost is $110 plus a materials fee of approximately $35-55. 

Can you purchase your materials the day of class. 

Class size is small to allow for individual attention.

Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel you can do so up to 7 days before the workshop for a full refund. If it is less than 7 days before the class there is no refund for the class but you can receive a full refund for any metal clay purchased. No credits or refunds for missed sessions. 

A minimum of 4 participants is required for classes to run. If a class does not have enough participants by the prior evening at 5:00pm we will get in touch to let you know it has been canceled. You can receive a refund or use your credit towards a future class. 

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