Precious Metal Clay Rings

  • Saturday, July 23, 2022
  • Sunday, July 24, 2022
  • 2 sessions
  • Saturday, July 23, 2022, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • Sunday, July 24, 2022, 12:00 PM 3:00 PM (PDT)
  • BARN Jewelry Studio, Class Code: JE072322CE
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Registration

  • $176 tuition + $30 materials fee
  • $135 tuition + $30 materials fee

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PMC RingsPrecious Metal Clay is a clay-like material made up of fine metal particles, an organic binder and water. Working with PMC is similar to playing with PlayDoh as it can be rolled, shaped, textured, molded, and carved to your imagination's delight. Pieces are fired in a kiln which burns off the binder and melts the particles together into a solid metal finished work of art

This class will review the basics of working with metal clay and will be comfortable for both beginners and intermediate PMC enthusiasts. On day one, a variety of ring styles will be discussed and design elements explored. Students will learn about clay shrinkage and how to size rings accordingly. Stone setting in PMC will be covered and a variety of crystals will be available to incorporate into pieces All participants will be able to create a number of different rings for over night firing. Day two will allow for discussion of the fired pieces and cover a variety of finishing techniques for them. Students should have time to continue working with their remaining clay and options for additional firing.

Details:

  • This is a beginner/all levels class.
  • $30 materials fee is included in the class tuition.
  • Masks are required for all activities in the Jewelry studio at this time.
  • Please click here for BARN's current COVID-19 health & safety protocols.
  • BARN is committed to accessibility. Tuition Assistance is available - click here to fill out the simple application before registering for a class. For those who might need physical assistance, please learn about BARN's Companion Program here.


Instructor:
Chris Eisenberg discovered beading while recovering from an accident and the resulting traumatic brain injury. Beading was her therapy and credits it for helping her become whole again. Chris has a doctorate in classical piano performance from the University of Northern Colorado and is a performance coach and collaborator at Central Washington University. She has previously taught workshops at the Autumn Artist Retreat and in the Iron Mountain Arts studio near Port Gamble. 

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