The majority of classes are offered in Santa Fe, NM, unless other arrangements are made. Cost for workshops varies, please contact Merlene Walker for costs and scheduling.
Basic Silver Metal Clay Workshop Participants explore the many methods of imprinting textures on Silver Metal Clay as well as learn to carve, fire and finish it. No prior experience is needed. Learn the basics while making a pendant and matching earrings. Learn to roll, texture, shape and cut the clay. Polish and finish your work to best bring out the design. Supplies included in course fee.
Basic Bronze and Copper Clay Workshop
Just as Silver Metal Clay does, new base metal clays, Bronze and Copper Clays provide incredible artistic range. And, because it is bronze, it is also so economical that you can use it for large pieces–even sculptures–very affordable! Create jewelry, jewelry components, or custom-crafted specialized tools. We will even practice new techniques or design ideas using Bronze and Copper Clays, then apply your new skills to precious metals. PLEASE NOTE: Bronze and Copper Clays must be embedded in activated carbon in sealed vessel during firing and Art Clay Copper can be quick-fired and torched.
Vision Board Building
The purpose of a Vision Board is to help you create a visual image of what you want to attract in your life. You will be surprised to see the things on your board show up in your life – sooner or later- providing you put your intention on them and stay positive.
Silver Metal Clay Ring Workshop
(intermediate – requires Basic Silver Metal Clay completion)
Learn how to make an unusual Silver Metal Clay wrap ring. Learn to imprint a design on a silver metal clay ring, set cubic zirconia, onyx or turquoise stone, and use decorative punches with silver metal clay sheet. After completing the ring, students will polish and oxidize it. Stone and bezel setting are discussed.