Natural elements in fine silver, metal clay jewelry class taught by Rhonda Scott

WEBSTER CITY — Discover the endless possibilities of metal clay. Learn to create beautiful fine silver jewelry without traditional metalsmithing techniques — no soldering, jewelry saws or filing. Create a pendant or stunning pair of earrings that capture the beauty of nature. No prior experience is needed.

In this workshop, students will learn:

• The differences between different types (e.g., lump, slip, paper), formulas (e.g., fine silver, copper), and brands (e.g., Art Clay, PMC) and how to choose the right type of metal clay for a particular project.

• Best practices and safety issues to consider

• How to handle and store the clay in wet and dry stages

• How to use simple tools and found objects to create texture

• Construction techniques and design considerations

• How to deal with shrinkage

• Different ways to make a bail or connector and how to use findings to finish their piece

• How to fire metal clay (including factors that impact firing schedules)

• Different ways to finish metal clay, including polishing, applying patina, and using guilders paste

The class will be held from 6:30 to 9 p.m. on June 12 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. on June 19.

Tuition is $40. Materials fee ranges from $28 to $44, depending on project. The class will be held at Produce Station Pottery, 723 Seneca Street, Webster City.

Register at the Legacy Learning Boone River Valley website at www.legacylearningbrv.com. You can email llbrvoffice@gmail.com or call 888-832-0012 for more information.

Class size is limited.

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