Brief Course Outline: [will vary in delivery depending on days of program] Section I: History of metal clay, Types of metal clays; Section II Overview of tools, how to take care of tools and materials; Section III Discussion of design, overcoming fears, allowing self to be creative; Section IV Demonstration of preparing to work and process; Section V Guide students through beginning design and starting; Section VI Students have created a piece(s), they are dried and ready for pre-fire finishing and stone setting; Section VII Demonstration of torch firing; Section VII Students fire work and finish. Early sections take approximately 15 – 30 mins. Sections 5 – 8 are approximately 1 hours
Biographical Info: In a nutshell, I am a jewelry artist, photographer and metal clay arts instructor and mentor to those who would chose this creative path as a career. I have been in the gem and jewelry industry since 1994. I am a Certified PMC Artisan, through Rio Grande and a Level 3 Certified Artisan through PMC Connection. I see art as an expression of our transformative process. To be stagnant is to be still . . . lifeless. It makes sense that we humans are always evolving or transforming. It means we are living authentically and exploring possibility. My metal clay classes give you an opportunity to experiment with this extraordinary material and explore your possibilities.