Base Metal Clays consist of metal powder in a non-toxic binder and water. When heated, the binder and water burn away leaving a solid piece of 100% metal. During the workshop, students will work with Hadar's Bronze, Copper and Steel Clays. Students will learn all the proper and basic techniques from start to finish for "Base Metal Clays." Techniques include mixing and wetting clays, creating textures, combining different clays into one piece, understanding firing, and detailed finishing techniques. Students will take home an original piece of jewelry. No experience with metal clays is necessary and both beginning and intermediate metal clay artists are welcome.
NOTE: An $85 materials fee is payable to the instructor at the beginning of class. Please bring safety glasses. If you have a small rotary tool, such as a Dremel or Black & Decker, please bring it to class.