Metal Clay Rings with 960 Sterling Flex
Explore metal clay as you make rings using a blend of Sterling and Flex Precious Metal Clays! The two clays are combined to create a strong clay with longer open working time and some flexibility which can make joining parts more forgiving. This “sterling” clay has a higher fine silver content making it closer to .960 than traditional sterling (.925). Metal clay consists of microscopic particles of silver, binder, and water forming a pliable material that can be shaped with fingers or tools. When PMC is fired to a high temperature, the organic binder burns away and the metal particles fuse, forming solid metal that can be sanded, soldered, patinaed and polished like conventional metal. Techniques will include rolling, texturing, cutting, shaping, finishing, firing stones in place and polishing. Make several rings depending on size. This class is limited to eight students. Tool kits will be available for use.
Saturday, February 16 10:00 AM – 4:00 pm
All levels are welcomed and no metalworking experience is required.
Class Fee: $110
Materials Fee: $65 Payable to the instructor. Includes 25 grams of PMC 960 Flex blend and CZ options.
Instructor: Catherine Davies Paetz
(Save 5% on your class fee when you register by January 16)