Linked Bracelets Design Techniques in Art Clay Silver (member)
Description of class: This class is an adventure in working with precious metal clay to create a linked bracelet design in Art Clay Silver. Art Clay Silver is a product especially formulated for objects that can be created and fired in the same day with outstanding results. Art Clay Silver is pure fine silver (.999) mixed with water and an organic binder. It is soft and easy to work with simple tools. Once it is fired at 1550 degrees for 45 minutes the product is .999 fine silver. Art Clay silver is available in several formulations such as syringes, paste, silver coated paper, and overlay paste. Art Clay Silver projects can be combined with ceramics, glass fusions, and enameled. The creative possibilities are endless. Art clay copper is also available.
The techniques covered in this class include how to manipulate the clay, techniques to expand on the skills, and experiences previously learned. New techniques covered in this class include how to use a variety of jewelry molds, sculpture techniques, and how to create a series of designs that can be linked together to make a silver bracelet. Other inclusions to add interest could include the addition of small molded decorative elements to create a variety of design combinations. We will be using a variety of tools, to support the design such as finishing, sanding techniques, and how to make simple repairs. Fee per student that covers 20 grams of silver, use of all tools and equipment, and student’s choice of silver jewelry findings to make completed wearable jewelry projects. Extra silver clay is available for purchase.
Skill Level: Beginners and Intermediate Age of students: 14-adult
January 28 10-4pm Suffolk Art Gallery