Natures Embrace Fine Silver Metal Clay On-line Workshop
This 3 day intensive program will give you hands on experience in mastering techniques for working with Fine Silver metal clay. This is a group (max. 6) class that is adaptable to all skill levels. Create your own unique piece that incorporates the hand-forming techniques contained in the project example.
This online workshop is scheduled for “Summer 2020”:
Weekly: 9 am - 11 am (PST) - Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays up to September 30, 2020
The selected time interval you choose, applies to each day of the 3 day workshop that includes:
One 2hr live interactive video guidance and group discussion sessions per day.
Live chat support during a 5 hr period per day.
Email support during the 3 day period.
Registrations that include workshop tool rental or product purchases should be made a minimum of 30 days prior to the workshop date. To accommodate potential shipping delays due to the Corvid 19 pandemic, in the event of delayed delivery, you may reschedule the workshop dates based on availability.
The selected time interval you choose, applies to each day of the 3 day workshop. You may reschedule days 2 & 3 to future dates if you prefer to work at a slower pace.
MONDAY - DAY 1: Learn how to created a base template to incorporate the bezel setting of a gemstone. Design your own creation using Rodis "flowing" design concept. Create the base and embellish the reverse of the base.
TUESDAY - DAY 2:You will decorate the front and the back of the pendant with hand formed and carved elements inspired by nature. Fire your piece using best practices to ensure a high quality metal result.
WEDNESDAY - Day 3: After kiln firing the piece, you will also bezel set a stone by creating and soldering a bezel setting. You will also sand, polish and patina your piece based on your preferred finish.
Required connectivity: internet connected device - Desk top / laptop / tablet or smartphone with web cam and microphone. Optional headphones with microphone (recommended for desktop / laptop). Installation of free download browser plugin or app.
Required tools: Although a detailed list including all the required tools and products will be available for download after check-out, you will require:
- A basic metal clay forming kit; surface, roller, needle tool, thickness spacers, acrylic disk, small ball burnisher, needle file.
- Kiln and firing equipment.
- Rotary tool, attachments, flush cutter, flat-nosed pliers, flat needle file, steel block, tweezers, bezel pusher / roller, torch (capable of 1400F), solder surface.
Participants ideally should have one of the following:
a basic understanding of metal clay,
previous jewelry making experience; metalwork, polymer clay, glass / lamp-work, etc.,
own (or access to) a kiln capable of firing metal clay.
be an artist of any medium that is highly motivated.
Absolute beginners may require additional live video one-on-one guidance available as an add-on.