July 7-10, 2017
4 Day Class
This class is suitable for all levels of experience but experience with metal clay is helpful.
First create your own, unique textures for metal clay from black and white images using the tear away technique. Then, using these textures, design and construct a beautiful seamless PMC pendant using techniques developed by Celie. After firing and finishing the pendant, you’ll use your freshly made tear away paper to ‘roll print’ an image onto colored, collaged sheets of polymer clay. Then you'll transform these with paint, pastel, oil crayon and colored pencil into brilliant miniature tapestries. Finally, size and set your polymer image in your PMC pendant and in your ring using rudimentary metalsmithing techniques including riveting, hammering, and patinas. Finish your pendant with a sterling chain and decorative dangles.
The class cost is $495.
The Material Fee is $115.
The material fee includes supplies and consumables, Translucent Liquid Sculpey, Sculpey III, Premo, acrylic paint, pastels, colored pencil and oil crayon, sterling silver wire for ring shank, etc, Argentium, brass, copies (for tear-away), Celie's demo materials (PMC, polymer, metal), and finishing materials (wax, patina, etc.). Also included are use of a work surface, desk lamp, many tools and supplies, and handouts.
Sterling chain and accent beads for the pendant will be available to purchase (or you may bring your own).
I suggest you budget 2-3, 25 gm packages, at least, of OneFire PMC Sterling (or equivalent). Some people will use less, some more.
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
This 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 $610 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.