Explore the unlimited potential of Precious Metal Clay (PMC) with guest artist Julie Booras. During this exciting and in-depth workshop you will create a unique, one of a kind pendant and/or earrings. 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 is required. From here you can go on to any our advanced classes and workshops. This six-hour program is offered on Saturdays, from 10am-5pm with a one-hour lunch break.
Cost is $120 plus a materials fee of approximately $35 for silver clay. Materials are purchased the day of class.
Class size is small to allow for individual attention.
The class will be held at Elsie Kaye Glassworks, 3 Union Street, Westborough
About Julie Booras:
Julie has been working with Silver Metal Clay since 2007 and started selling her fine silver charm collection Heart & Stone Jewelry (www.heartandstonejewelry.com) online in 2009. Julie has her degree in Fine Arts from the George Washington University and is a certified Art Clay Instructor. In 2013 she began sharing her love of metal clay in both a class and party setting and has been doing so ever since.