Setting Stones in Precious Metal Clay
In this fast paced afternoon class we will explore two ways to set stones in metal clay. Metal clay is a jewelry material made from microscopic particles of fine silver with a binder and water. After kiln firing, the binder burns away and pure silver remains. Learn to set a kiln-safe faceted stone before firing, and a bezel set cabochon after firing. You will make your own simple one-of-a-kind designs. This workshop will focus on setting techniques as you learn to texture and join metal clay. Fundamental skills including rolling, cutting, finishing, firing and polishing will also be covered. This class is limited to eight students. Tool kits will be available for use.
Saturday, March 14 12:30 – 5:00 pm
All levels are welcomed and no metalworking experience is required (Ages 16 and up).
Class Fee: $99
Materials Fee: $50 payable to the instructor. Includes metal clay, fine silver bezel wire, and choice of colored stones.
Instructor: Catherine Davies Paetz