Collage of Textures from Metal Clay with Hadar Jacobson
Two Part Class:
Saturday, October 6th, 11am – 3pm
The following Saturday, October 13, 11am – 1pm
$80 + $20 materials
Tools will be supplied
Workshop participants will get a 10% discount on any purchase made in the gallery on the day of the workshop.
What Is Metal Clay?
Metal clay is a craft material that is mostly applied to jewelry. Basically it is just metal that comes in a form of clay. Tiny particles of metal powder are suspended in a binder, and when mixed with water they turn into a material with clay consistency. The clay can be formed, dried, filed, sanded – even reconstituted – with just our hands and some basic tools. It is then fired in a kiln and becomes a piece of solid metal which only requires finishing and polishing. There are several types of metal clay: silver, gold, copper, bronze, and steel.
What Will I Do in the Class?
Metal clay is a great material for creating textures. In class you will be making a pendant like the one shown in the photo, which I call “Collage of Textures”. It may look highly complicated, but it is a beginners’ project and a lot of fun to make. On the first Saturday you will learn how to mix the clay, how to use textures and incorporate them in a single piece, and how to make a hanging device, called “bail”. Your creation will be fired sometime during the week, and on the following Saturday you will learn how to finish the piece. We will be working with a special kind of bronze, called “Brilliant Bronze”.
***$20 Material Fee, to be paid directly to teacher during class***