Listed below is a selection of classes I am currently teaching. Please contact me if you have questions.
Silver Metal Clay Classes
Silver metal clay is a unique form of silver. It is made by combining microscopic particles of silver in an organic binder. The clay is hand formed to create your piece. The clay is then finished and fired in a kiln to burn off the binder, leaving a 99.9% pure silver object.
METAL CLAY ARTISTS SYMPOSIUM
September 15 through 18, 2016
Sawtooth is proud the host the Metal Clay Artist Symposium. This exciting 4-day event features the most innovative workshop leaders in a creative environment, sharing inspiration, techniques, and cutting-edge technology with the metal clay community through hands-on workshops, Q&A sessions, Meet and Greet opportunities, a vendor shopping day, a month-long metal clay exhibit and more! Contact: Sara Sloan Stine, 336-723-7395 or
LOW RELIEF SCUPLPTING - Students will be shown how to create realistic low relief sculptural jewelry in metal clay. Low-relief involves creating a design visually attached to a background area. This technique is common ground between drawing and sculpture. Clay is removed or added in strategic areas creating an illusion of superficial depth across the clay surface. No sculpture experience is required but participants must be comfortable with basic metal clay skills. Three designs will be presented for students to work through the skills necessary for this sculptural technique. A $10 kit fee will be collected by the instructor during the workshop. Students should bring their own clay, basic metal clay tool kit and, dental tools if they have them. Some sculpting tools will be available for use in the class if students do not have appropriate tools.
METALWERX, 50 Guinan St, Waltham, MA 02451 (781) 891-3854
May 12 through May 26, 2016
Setting nonfirable stones in metal clay. Learn to bezel and prong set nonfirable stones in metal clay. Students will be shown how to create and fire tabbed embedded bezels as well as prong settings for gemstone and found items.
Lexington Arts and Crafts, 130 Waltham St, Lexington, MA 02421 (781) 862-9696
April 11 through June 20, 2016
10-week metal clay open studio. Open to beginner to advanced metal clay students. Beginner’s will be guided through projects, while advanced students can work on their own projects with help as needed.
Bead Bush Studio, 43 Mt Delight Rd, Deerfield, NH 03037 (603) 463-7683
Metal clay Earrings 3 Ways
In this intermediate level metal clay class, students will be shown how to create dangle, post and embedded wire earrings. How to create your own earwires will be demonstrated when earrings are finished.
Memory Book Pendant
In this beginner level metal clay class, students will be show the tools and techniques used to create a metal clay book. Once fired and finished, students will create a bound book to fill with memories or affirmations!
Derry Center for Adult Studies, Derry Cooperative School District,
18 South Main Street, Derry, NH 03038
Check back for class dates this fall.
Contact: Barrie-Jane Corey (603)432-1245,
Craft Center at the League of NH Craftsmen, 49 South Main Street #100, Concord, NH 03301 (603) 224-3375
Check back for class dates.
Michela Verani Studio, 77 Page Road, Londonderry, NH 03053
Contact: Michela Verani at