Metal Clay. Enamel. Fine Art Jewelry and Instruction.

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Basse Taille Enameling

Feb 3 -5, 2023

 10am to 5pm daily


Rectangle Gallery

209 N Tower Ave

Centralia, WA 98531

Basse Taille is an enameling technique where a pattern or texture in the metal is clearly visible below the enamel. In this three day class you will create a silver clay textured pendant and learn how to apply and fire gorgeous enamels. Topics will also cover the use of warm color enamels such as reds, yellows, pinks and purples. 

 

The fee for this class includes instruction, use of enameling tools and supplies, and the enamels for the project.  It does not include metal clay tools or metal clay.  A supply list will be provided.

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Leather Books and Silver Clay Clasps

May 7-13, 2023

John C. Campbell Folk School

One Folk School Rd

Brasstown, NC 28902

1-800-365-5724

 

Are you ready to make a hand made leather journal with a beautiful silver clasp? Join Art Clay Master Instructor Pam East and master book binder Dea Sosa this unique class. You will spend half of the week in one studio creating small books from scratch and the other half crafting a silver clay clasp and small embellishments. Then everyone comes together at the end to put it all together! Use paper, board, and leather for your soon-to-be-bound book and silver clay for your clasp and décor. By spending time in two studios, you will learn both processes and merge your creations into final projects. No experience is required for this unique week of creativity.

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Silver Clay Shadowbox Pendant

May 14-20, 2023

John C. Campbell Folk School

One Folk School Rd

Brasstown, NC 28902

1-800-365-5724

Use silver metal clay to create a delightful pendant with a tiny scene inside. Innovative silver clay contains pure metal powder mixed with an organic binder, allowing you to work it like clay. When fired, the binders burn away leaving pure fine silver. We'll cover clay handling, texturing, molding, box construction, firing, patina, and polishing.

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Warm Color Enameling

August 24 – 27, 2023

The Metal Clay Artists Symposium

Sawtooth School for Visual Art

Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Ready to try those lovely red, yellow, pink and purple enamels? Learn how to handle warm color basse taille enameling on silver in this two day workshop. Basse taille is the art of enameling over a textured surface so the pattern is clearly visible through the richly colored enamels. Day one we will create pendants suitable for basse taille. Day two will be devoted to enameling.  

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Mixed Metal Clays

October 8 – 14, 2023

John C. Campbell Folk School

One Folk School Rd

Brasstown, NC 28902

1-800-365-5724

Learn how to work with copper, bronze and silver clays in this week long mixed metals class. Create fun scenic pendants and inlay pieces. Topics include combining metals, safe firing practices, and finishing techniques. 

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Enameling on Silver Clay

October 15 – 20, 2023

John C. Campbell Folk School

One Folk School Rd

Brasstown, NC 28902

1-800-365-5724

Spend a beautiful fall week with Pam in gorgeous North Carolina at the John C. Campbell Folk School. This class will focus on Basse Taille Enameling on Silver Clay. 

Basse Taille is an enameling technique where a pattern or texture in the metal is clearly visible below the enamel. Learn how to create a pendant in silver clay and how to apply and fire gorgeous enamels. Topics will also cover the use of warm color enamels such as reds, yellows, pinks and purples. 

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