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Metal Clay Events

This section includes information about past metal clay events as well as what's coming up. If you're running a metal clay event, let us know so we can make sure you have an entry. The major events by the metal clay Guilds are listed in the menu on the left. The past PMC Guild events have all been removed as the PMC Guild website no longer includes them.

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Mexican Fire Opal Metal Clay Retreat

Holly GageWhat: Metal Clay Retreat with Holly Gage

When: 20th - 25th February 2015

Where: Tequisquiapan, Central Mexico

Holly Gage, master instructor with her husband and gourmet chef Chris, have teamed up with talented Metal Clay artist and host Monica Weber-Butler to bring to you a fantastic retreat centered around the beauty of opals and gems. The backdrop to the retreat will be Tequisquiapan, a charming colonial town located in the heart of central Mexico. Cobblestone streets and bougainvillea clad walls add charm and character to the place. Organised around a central plaza whose arched corridors, small boutiques, galleries and restaurants are overlooked by an impressive 16th century church, the town has roots in a long tradition of local craft-making, including talabera pottery, embroidery, basketweaving and hand-made furniture. Part of Mexico’s wine route, the town hosts the annual Feria Nacional del Queso y el Vino.

Two classes will run:

  • Romancing the Stone: Reverse Stone Setting with Holly Gage
  • Pivotal Moments Opal Pendant with Holly Gage

 

Kelly Russell Master Classes in Cornwall, UK

Kelly Russell Frames PendantWhat: Silver Clay and Polymer Clay Mixed Media Pendant

When: 6th - 9th April 2015

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

Beginners and more experienced metal and/or polymer clay artists will enjoy this mixed media master class with American artist Kelly Russell. You will learn a variety of polymer clay techniques to create designs for inclusion in a silver metal clay pendant with frames. 25g of silver clay and a wide range of colours of polymer clay are included in the price. You are also welcome to bring along your own metal and polymer clay.

 

Kelly Russell Stencil TechniqueWhat: Metal Clay Stencil Technique

When: 11th - 12th April 2015

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

Kelly Russell is the master of this technique with metal clay. You will learn to make your own stencils to use with silver metal clay paste on a variety of surfaces including metal clay panels and ceramic beads. 10g of silver clay and 20g of silver clay paste is included in the price and Kelly will have a range of ceramic beads and embellishments for students to buy.

Early booking discount for these two classes until 31st January 2014.

 

Deb Karash Master Classes in Cornwall, UK

Deb KarashWhat: Pin Me

When: 14th-16th June 2015

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

Fabricate a fascinating and functional pin/pendant with American artist Deb Karash on this three day master class. This class is especially relevant to anyone undertaking the metal clay Masters Registry as it includes skills necessary for a number of the Registry projects.

Cost includes copper and Sterling silver sheet. £100 deposit and easy payment plan available. Early booking discount until 31st December 2014.

Deb KarashWhat: Drawing on Metal

When: 18th-22nd June 2015

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

Whether you want to add colour to your jewellery or add a little something different to your other creative practice, you will enjoy this five day workshop with American artist Deb Karash. The class will cover the application of coloured pencil to copper along with some jewellery fabrication techniques to put your new skill to use. This class is especially relevant to anyone undertaking the metal clay Masters Registry as it includes skills necessary for a number of the Registry projects.

Cost includes copper and Sterling silver sheet. £100 deposit and easy payment plan available. Early booking discount until 31st December 2014.

 

Midsummer's Dream Metal Clay Retreat 2015

When: 23rd - 28th June 2015

Where: Craftworx, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

  • 2 days master classes by Tracey Spurgin
  • 2 days master classes by Holly Gage
  • Welcome reception, gourmet lunches on all class days
  • 2 evening meals
  • Excursion

£945. Email Steve Spurgin at orders@craftworx.co.uk to reserve your place for a small holding deposit of £95.

 

Artisan Craft Expo..A Mixed Media Conference

When: 9th - 11th July 2015

Where: South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

Las Vegas Management would like to invite you to join us in launching the Artisan Craft Expo. We are hoping that this conference will become an annual event and grow as the medium does. The conference will be educational as well as technical with classes in Art Clay, PMC, Polymer Clay, Metal working, Wire working, Enameling and so much more. The show floor will have some of your favorite vendors with the newest products and services to make sure that you have everything you need and of course, everything you may want!

 

Terry Kovalcik Master Classes in Cornwall, UK

Paste painting and sculpting with Terry KovalcikWhat: Painting and Sculpting with Paste

When: 13th-15th July 2015

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

Learn the true versatility of metal clay paste by painting and sculpting with this fluid form of silver metal clay with internationally recognized artist, Terry Kovalcik. In this three day workshop, explore Terry’s Viscosity Painting process. You'll learn a variety of techniques using silver clay paste as the painting medium to create decorative surface treatments and elaborate sculptural forms.

The cost of this workshop includes 10g of silver clay paste. Early booking discount applied to this class ends on 31st December 2014. Instalment payments are available for this class.

Carved cuff bracelet by Terry KovalcikWhat: Carving, Hinges and Clasps

When: 17th-20th July 2015

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

Push your work to a new level by advancing your carving skills on metal clay in this four-day workshop taught by internationally recognized artist, Terry Kovalcik. Terry returns to the UK for the second year running by popular demand. Working with beautiful Coppr® clay, learn how to create this stunning carved cuff bracelet with a hinge and clasp using your own personal design and style.

The cost of this workshop includes 200g of Coppr® clay. Early booking discount applied to this class ends on 31st December 2014. Instalment payments are available for this class.

 

Chris Nelson Master Class in Cornwall, UK

Ferrous musings master class with Chris Nelson in the UKWhat: Ferrous Musings

When: 3rd-7th August 2015

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

Ferrous Musings/Fusings is a fast-moving five day intensive workshop in iron and gold with goldsmith Chris Nelson. Students will explore the techniques and materials required to create distinctive ferrous jewellery incorporating three workshop alloyed golds, and other metals including shibuichi. This will be particularly interesting to anyone doing the metal clay masters registry.

Cost includes iron but bring your own gold. £100 deposit and easy payment plan available. Early booking discount until 31st December 2014.

 

Metal Clay Mojo Retreat 2015

When: 18th - 19th August 2015 (pre-conference workshops), 20th - 23rd August 2015 (Conference), 24th - 25th August 2015 (post-conference workshops)

Where: Guest House Retreat Center, CT, USA

Booking is now open for this conference. Presenters include Anna Mazon, Barbara Becker Simon, Terry Kovalcik, Donna Penoyer, Noortje Mejeirink, Kim Paige, Michelle Loon, Suzanne McNenly and Robert Dancik.

Early booking discount available.

Conference fees include the following: ​     

Overnight accommodations for 3 nights     
All meals, from lunch on Thursday to lunch on Sunday     
All presentations, open studios and evening activities (materials fees may apply in open studios)     
Mojo Lounge beer, wine and cheese nightly​     
Door prizes and other goodies we have in the works​

Per Person:-

  • Double occupancy:  $775
  • Single occupancy:  $895 Per Person
  • Commuter rate:      $595 (includes all meals)

 

Mary Hettmansperger Master Class in Cornwall, UK

Metal working exploration with Mary Hettmansperger in the UKWhat: Metal Working Exploration

When: 25th - 29th August 2015

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

In this five day course with American mixed media artist Mary Hettmansperger, students will explore a variety of metal working techniques. This will be particularly interesting to anyone doing the metal clay masters registry.

The class will cover a wide range of skills and techniques including:-

  • cold connections
  • alternative surfaces
  • metal weaving
  • incorporating found objects
  • non-soldering connection techniques
  • embossing
  • patinas
  • torch fire enamel on copper
  • tab bezels
  • hinged locket making

Cost includes all materials. £100 deposit and easy payment plan available. Early booking discount until 31st December 2014.

 

Lora Hart in Cornwall, UK

Lora Hart BraceletWhat: Sculptural Hollow Forms

When: 3rd-4th October 2015

Where: Cornwall School of Art, Craft and Jewellery Bodmin, Cornwall, UK

Come and learn to use 960 Sterling Flex metal clay to make a unique piece of jewellery with American metal clay artist Lora Hart on her first visit to the UK to teach. In this two day workshop, Lora will cover a range of techniques which has lots of freedom for the more experienced metal clay artist while covering the basics of working with metal clay to create hollow sculptural jewellery. Beginners with a good level of skill and intermediate to advanced level students will all enjoy this two day workshop.

£100 deposit and easy payment plan available. Early booking discount until 31st January 2015.

 

Donna Penoyer Master Class in Yorkshire, UK

Donna PenoyerWhat: It's Not Just About Making Whistles

When: 3rd-4th October 2015

Where: Craftworx, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

During the two-day master class, you will gain a good foundation in whistle design and basic hollow form construction, plus more advanced concepts to help your whistle-making and metal clay work in general. Multiple types of whistles will be covered, with step-by-step emphasis on tubes and lentils and the particular rules for making each sing. That knowledge will then help answer the question, “How do I turn other hollow forms into whistles?” Donna will provide her unique insights into the use of removable cores, along with eye-opening ways to make gorgeous whistles without the use of armatures and other innovative ideas to spark the imagination. The course fee includes 25g of clay.

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