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Introduction to Fine Silver Metal Clay


Ancient jewelry making techniques converge with new millennium technology through Precious Metal Clay. Fine silver particles suspended in an organic binder and water form a wonderfully malleable material that can be formed like earthen clay and when fired in a kiln, fuses or "sinters" together to become a .999, pure silver object. In this intensive workshop students begin to master PMC as they learn how to texture, set gems, roll coils, form custom bails, re-hydrate dry material, and safely use a butane torch to fire creations made at home. Students create an original pair of earring drops and pendant. Course covers various finishing methods including wire brushing, burnishing, and patinas.

Prerequisite: None

First class materials: Approximately $65 materials fee payable to instructor at class meeting; includes one package of PMC and a faceted lab grown gemstone, syringe, paste, and paper clay will also be available for use and a loaner tool kit is provided. Additional supplies may be purchased as desired.

Bring sack lunch, water, and eye magnification.

Course Details
Course Code: XJWL3018
Meetings: 1
Credit Hours: NC
Lab:
Section 1 Jewelry Design
Instructor: Delia Marsellos-Traister
Meeting Day(s): Saturday
Meeting Time(s): 9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Meeting Date(s): June 04, 2016
No Meeting/Special Note:
Class Size: 12
Meeting Room:
Location: Skirball Cultural Center
Registration
Credit: Reg #: Fee:
Non-Credit 25334 $99 Add to Cart
8 of 12 seats available (last 2 seats are not available online)
Early bird = $50 EARLY BIRD DISCOUNT on courses $435 or more (ends at Open House).
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