Come learn how to make beautiful fine silver jewelry using a truly amazing material called Precious Metal Clay (PMC).
PMC’s clay body is made up of microscopic particles of metal held together by an organic binder and water. When fired at specific temperatures, the binder and water burn off allowing the silver particles to fuse into SOLID metal. PMC can be easily sculpted or molded and impressed with textures and stamps. Firing and polishing of student’s pieces will be done during class. Students will leave this one day workshop with several of their own one-of-a-kind silver creations.
Wendy Schuster is a PMC artist and instructor who has been working with PMC since first hearing about it 13 years ago. She has taught beginning, advanced, and certification classes at several schools and businesses, as well as in her home studio, in Reading, PA. She is a juried artisan at the state and local levels and has 22 years of design experience in her professional life.
Beginners Precious Metal Clay (PMC) ~ future dates to be announced Ages 16+
During this FUN full day workshop students will be taught a variety of basic techniques including: adding texture with tools and rubber stamps, how to make molds and simple texturing tools, creating bails, setting heat safe stones, torch firing, antiquing and polishing. The instructor’s extensive supply of stamps, molds, textures, and tool kits are made available for student’s use during the workshop. Students will also be able to choose one fire safe stone from a selection made available during class.
Firing and polishing of student’s pieces will be done during class. Students will leave this one day workshop with several of their own one-of-a-kind silver creations.*
PMC RINGS workshop - August 16th 9-5pm SOLD OUT future dates to be announced
In this Precious Metal Clay (PMC) class students will learn how to make their Fine Silver rings in a style that is uniquely their own! Wendy will cover two methods in PMC ring construction: a simple overlap technique and a slightly more challenging butt joint technique, which has no visible interior seam. Stamping, texturing, setting heat safe stones and antiquing and polishing will also be covered during class in addition to sizing techniques. Wendy’s extensive supply of stamps, molds, textures, and tool kits will be made available to student during class time.
Students will leave this one day workshop with several of their own one-of-a-kind silver creations!
+ Materials fee can range $35-65 for metal clay payable to instructor at class.
* PLEASE NOTE:
The number of pieces made by each student will vary and is dependent on the volume of clay purchased and the size of each piece made.
Mailing pieces is an option made available to students. An additional charge of $4.75 is necessary to cover, postage, insurance and packaging materials.