foundation_4232 B&BMetal Clay Foundation Skills  $95
by Cindy Pankopf

Sat. June 21 (10a-5p) or
Sat. July 12 (10a-5p) or
Two Part: Tues. & Wed. July 29 & 30 (6-9p)
Sat. August 9 (10a-5p)

Explore real silver in clay form! This moldable, rollable clay is amazing! Learn about the different varieties of clay and see examples of many different applications. You will make three personalized pieces while learning about tools, and techniques. You’ll learn everything from rolling and texturing the clay, to sanding, polishing and oxidizing. You’ll leave with finished jewelry and possess the skills which are the foundation of your future creative explorations with metal clay! All skill levels welcome. Materials fee, includes use of tools. (This class was formerly titled Intro to Art Clay Silver.)

tie dye_5241blackTie Dye Pendant   $55
by Cathy Burton

Thurs. June 12 (6-9p)

Once upon a time it was stylish for women to wear ties. Trends have changed, but you can still wear your favorite tie that is fashionable and goes with everything. It is articulated and has a built in bail and you don’t even have to know how to tie it. Add a cubic zirconia “tie tack” and you are ready for any occasion. Pieces will be completed in class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills. Materials list.

tie chain_5245blackTie Chain   $69
by Cathy Burton

Sat. June 14 (9a-1p)

Make a custom tie holder that doesn’t clip on or put holes in your expensive ties. You will create a unique pendant of your own design and add a monogram or decorative element that allows the wearer to show their individuality and interests. Fashion a bar that hooks over a shirt button, add a chain to connect the components, and you have the perfect one of a kind, functional gift that you will be proud to give. Pieces will be completed in class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills and Stone Setting. Materials list.

picture frame_5226blackPicture Frame Pendant   $69
by Cindy Pankopf

Sat. June 14 (2-6p)
Sat. August 23 (9a-1p)

Learn how to make picture frames to capture precious memories, miniature artwork, or vintage images. You will be instructed on how to calculate reverse shrinkage for your frame to perfectly fit any size artwork.  We will be working with resin to encase and protect the image for posterity as a wearable memento. Optional dimensional bubbles are a fun addition. Antique photos available for purchase in class, or you can bring your own tiny photos to feature. Pieces will be completed in class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills. Materials list.

paper overlay_5267blackPaper Overlay Beads  $55
by Cindy Pankopf

Thurs. June 19 (6-9p)  or
Tues.  July 15 (6-9p)  or
Sun.  August 10 (9a-12p)

Form textured silver clay beads around a tubular form, then learn how to embellish with silver paper clay. We will make snakes to finish off the ends. Paper-type clay is a lot of fun to work with because it behaves so much like paper. You can cut it, trim it, fold it or punch it then apply it to the formed beads. Feel free to bring your own small paper punches. Pieces will be fired after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills. Materials list.

garden stick pen_5218blackGarden Stick Pen  $75
by Cindy Pankopf

Sun. June 22 (10a-5p)  or
Sun.  August 17 (10a-5p)

Make a functional pen out of metal clay…and yes, the ink cartridges can be replaced! Sometimes you need a gift for a person that is really hard to buy for, a custom silver pen is a great option. In this class you will learn how to construct the perfectly sized foundation tube upon which you will decorate. The pen can be designed any way you like. Instructions for the Garden design will be provided. Pieces will be fired after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 6 hours experience. Materials list.

Day at the beach_5237blackA Day at the Beach  $69
by Cindy Pankopf

Thurs. June 26 (10a-2p)  or
Sat.  August 23 (2-6p)

Keum-boo is the ancient Korean technique of applying gold foil to silver. In this advanced keum-boo technique class you will learn how to create  templates for the gold that will fit any dimensional surface. We will be using a mold for the cute flip-flop pendant, and we will be creating a separate bail that will be hidden on the back. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills, previous keum-boo experience helpful. Pieces will be completed in class. Materials list.

bronze sampler_4862blackBronze Clay Sampler  $115
by Cindy Pankopf

Sat. June 28 (10a-5p)  or
Sun.  August 31 (10a-5p)

Working with powdered base metal clays can be a little intimidating, especially with all of the varieties on the market. In this class you will get to practice working with several Goldie brand clays: Roman Bronze,  Goldie Bronze Hard and Soft, and de la Rosa Bronze. Each has its own unique characteristics and workability, you will have the opportunity to explore while creating this stunning necklace. Pieces will be fired after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills. Materials list.

copper flight 4643 blackCopper Flight  $75
by Cathy Burton

Sun. June 29 (10a-4p)

Let your skills take flight! You don’t have to be a metal smith with hammers and heavy-duty tools to combine copper and silver metals. This unique reversible pendant sandwiches a textured copper clay sheet between two silver plates with a process referred to as “wet riveting”. Enjoy the look of today’s popular mixed metal look as you save money by using copper with the silver in one of two design options. Pieces will be fired after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 6 hours experience. Materials list.

watchful eye_523blackWatchful Eye  $75
by Cathy Burton

Sat. July 5 (10a-4p)  or
Sun. July 27 (10a-4p)

Bring this charming scene to life as you create a safe and secluded spot for this momma bird to watch over the new lives in her charge. You will learn how to create a two sided pendant, and construct an articulated bail that allows the pendant to swing freely. Pieces will be fired after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills. Materials list.

braided belt_5231blackBraided Belt Ring   $75
by Cathy Burton

Sun. July 6 (10a-5p)  or
Sat. August 16 (10a-5p)

Adorn your finger with this miniature belt, complete with buckle. You will start by making a basic ring band and add a braided layer made through the magic of extruded snakes twisted in a specific pattern. We will then create and form the buckle and even add a realistic pin to complete the look. Pieces will be fired after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 6 hours experience. Materials list.

forbidden fruit_5224blackForbidden Fruit  $115
by Cindy Pankopf

Sun. July 13 (10a-5p)  or
Sat.  August 30 (10a-5p)

Delicate leaves and vines embellish and support a stunning glass bead to make a lovely organic fruit-like pendant.  This piece will challenge your snake making skills as well as test your gentle touch.  Learn how silver and glass react together and how to anticipate those changes. The biggest trick demonstrated is how to fire these amazing creations. Pieces will be fired after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 20 hours experience. Materials list.

Woodgrain ring 4603 blackWoodgrain Ring  $115
by Cindy Pankopf

Sat.  July 19 (10a-5p)

Explore the exciting world of the New Mokume Gane! The ancient metalurgical technique has taken a modern turn with metal clay. This class will show you one of the numerous ways to combine copper and silver metal clays. You will also learn how to reveal the beautiful wood grain pattern to create a stunning ring. Learn the secrets for firing these mixed-metal masterpieces! Pieces will be fired after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 20 hours experience. Materials list.

squared up_5223blackSquared Up Ring  $75
by Cindy Pankopf

Sun.  July 20 (10a-5p)  or
Sun.  August 24 (10a-5p)

Many new techniques will be taught in this advanced level workshop, probably the most interesting is firing the natural gemstone in place! Calculating the layout for the suspended setting will also add new skills. Constructing the bracket setting will challenge your accuracy. Pieces will be fired after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 10 hours experience. Materials list.

coin_4814blackFlip a Coin Earrings  $69
by Cathy Burton

Sat. July 26 (9a-1p)  or
Sun. August 10 (1:30-5:30p)

If you have a hard time deciding which earrings to wear, you will want to make these! Create frames to house custom double-sided spinning coins which will give your earrings playful movement. You can create additional inserts later for more variety. Once you learn this skill, you will certainly want to create additional whimsical earrings with a variety of textures to make different statements. Pieces will be fired after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills. Materials list.

hollow tears_5029 blackHollow Tears  $55
by Cathy Burton

Sat. July 26 (2-5p)  or
Thurs. August 14 (6-9p)

This pendant looks deceivingly delicate with its filigree of tears, but it is strong and uses less clay than a traditional lentil bead. Your finished piece may contain tears, but they will be tears of joy because you not only use less clay, but the cut out tears can be used to make a set of earrings to match. Pieces will be fired after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills. Materials list.

carve a wave_5269 blackCarve a Wave Ring  $69
by Cindy Pankopf

Sat.  August 2 (12-5p)

A perfectly constructed and sized ring band is the foundation of this decorative ring. You will learn how to create your own precise design, then how to carve away the clay to give a wood-cut effect. Polishing techniques will also be discussed. Pieces will be fired after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 3 hours. Materials list.

kiln firing_5271blackKiln Firing Metal Clay  $95
by Cindy Pankopf

Sun. August 3 (10a-5p)

Learn the essentials of firing ACS in any kiln, including programming a Paragon SC2, kiln furniture, and safety. We will make pieces, load, then fire them in class. Common techniques will be demonstrated such as supporting pieces with fiber blanket, using vermiculite, loading a hot kiln, annealing glass, and working with cork clay. Some pieces will need to be picked up after class. Pre-requisite: Metal Clay Foundation Skills + 6 hours. Materials List.

 

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