Reverse Lentil Pendant- New Class!

July 13-16

4 Day Class

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You’ll be thinking “outside the lentil” in this class as you learn how to make a textured concave curvature, (unlike the convex curvature of a traditional lentil) without using lightbulbs or other round forms.  You will be shown how to make a textured bezel of any size. You’ll also learn to construct a secure and stylish tube bail that will enhance your piece. 

Although derived from the lentil, this form is an elegant variation that offers a challenge for makers of all levels of experience.  

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Size and scale, texture and surface decoration, piercing and appliqué will all be explored as you create a non-standard curve in a large bezel set piece

You’ll start by etching on polymer (tear away technique) to make your own texturing tools for metal clay. You’ll use these textures in your work.  Celie will also guide you through making your own unique name tag

All aspects of designing and engineering this dynamic pendant will be addressed; from the weight of the piece, the type of chain or cable it hangs on, the closure and whether or not to patina.

In addition, you’ll learn techniques for visualizing a design, determining shrinkage reliably, mapping it out with paper, making simple templates, and organizing the work into manageable segments.

Firing will be thoroughly demonstrated.

 Although the possibilities are truly endless, class time is finite so we will explore as many variations on this theme as time allows.  

The class cost is $525

The Material Fee is $115

The material fee includes supplies and consumables, several packages of polymer clay, Teflon, copies (for tear away), small tools for making hinges, Celie's demo materials (PMC, polymer, precious metals), finishing materials, sand papers, studio rent and prep, administrative costs, and handouts.  Also included are many tools and supplies for you to use including a glass work surface, glass palettes, and a desk lamp.

I suggest you budget at least 2-3 packs (but the amount of clay you use is up to you) of PMC OneFire Sterling 25 gram packs.

Basic supplies will be available to purchase individually during the class. 

A list of local lodging choices will be sent upon registration.

A supply list will be sent in the beginning of May.

The class will be capped at 9 people.

TO REGISTER:  E-mail me first to make sure there is a spot in the class. (If you've already emailed me, your spot is secure.) Then send a check for $640 by April 1st.  After May 1st this is non-refundable, unless a replacement can be found, in which case your refund would be the tuition minus a $50 registration fee. Please e-mail me if you would like to split the tuition into two payments.