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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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Terry Kovalcik in Cornwall, UK

Terry Kovalcik LocketWhat: Hidden Locket Master Class

When: 14th - 17th August 2014 - FULL
When: 22nd - 25th August 2014

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

In this four day advanced level metal clay workshop, we’ll learn how to create Terry's new locket design—a technique that integrate the hinge into the frame of the locket. The friction-style clasp is tucked away into the side of the locket that opens the lid at the top.

The techniques covered are template/ pattern making, dry construction, constructing an integrated hinge, drilling, appliqué, riveting, fabricating with wire (clasp and bail), finishing and patina. Each participant will learn to accurately cut the elements and assemble them to create the final box.

 

 

Terry Kovalcik Carved Toggle ClaspWhat: Carving Elements that are Uniquely Yours

When: 19th - 20th August 2014 - FULL

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

Push your talent in new directions by learning to carve PMC Sterling and long-fire Bronz® metal clay in this two day workshop taught by internationally recognized artist, Terry Kovalcik. Start making stunning elements for your own jewelry creations by creating a unique, personal Sterling toggle or a carved hook clasps that can be the focal point for your next project. Then, learn to carve a core-less hollow form with long-fire Bronz® clay.

 

Michael Marx in Yorkshire, UK

Michael MarxWhat: Kinetic Sea Creatures - The Undersea World of Michael J. Marx

When: 3rd - 4th September 2014

Where: Craftworx, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

Join Michael and explore the depths of your creativity below the waves. This advanced skills master class will teach you how to make a fully finished, moving sea creature of your very own, using your favorite formula of metal clay (PMC3 or ART Clay Silver). You will design and construct your pieces using the wet/dry method, using multiple textures, coil embellishments and your own imaginations. Possible creations could include fish, jellyfish and cephalopods or whatever else you can imagine. Dive deep and join us on an adventure!

 

Metal Clay by the Bay

What: Metal Clay by the Bay Conference

When: 5th-8th September 2014

Where: San Diego, California, USA

Amazing artists/instructors, hands on classes, conference activities, post conference classes in a beautiful setting on the waters of Mission Bay.

Metal Clay by the Bay 2014 in San Diego, September 5-8, 2014, has a terrific discount running right now....don't wait, register today, attend an amazing hands on conference and classes and get this discount! Join us for another great conference and put your feet in the sand of Mission Bay...

NEW REGISTRANTS!:
Get 50g of PMC3 FREE! 
when you register for the ENTIRE Conference (must purchase a 1-day and a 2-day class)

 

Michael Marx in Wiltshire, UK

Fish by Michael MarxWhat: Kinetic Sea Creatures - The Undersea World of Michael J. Marx

When: 6th - 7th September 2014

Where: Snowdrop Design Studio, Corsham, Wiltshire

Join Michael and explore his undersea world of kinetic sea creatures. This is an advanced skills master class which will teach you how to create your own moving sea creature.  You will design your own sea creature using the wet and dry method of construction, adding various textures and embellishments.

 

Metal Clay by the Bay 2014

When: 5th - 8th September 2014

Where: Hilton San Diego Resort and Spa, San Diego, California

Booking is now open for classes and rooms for this conference.

This Conference, developed by metal clay artists for metal clay artists, is the first of its kind.  When you have saved for the best, we thought it important to bring you a product that was not just informational but educational and value added - so we give you the opportunity to learn by doing.  At this conference you will be given the chance to be Inspired, to Create, to Learn, and to Grow!  Through a series of "hands on" classes you will learn cutting edge and current methods in the world of metal clay work. Lisa Pavelka is our Keynote Speaker and Anna Mazon is travelling all the way from Poland to teach her stunning and delicate metal clay work technique!  There is an Artist Show & Sell on Saturday.  An action packed GALA/Luau & Bonfire and A combination Demo/Talk night!  You will find that there is no better use of your energy, time and travel than this conference here in San Diego, California.

 

Michael David Sturlin Master Classes in Cornwall, UK

An instalment payment plan is available for these classes. £100 deposit for each class followed by regular monthly payments to clear the balance by one month before the courses run.

melting metal clay for sheet and wireWhat: Torch and Metal - FULL

When: 17th - 18th October 2014

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

This workshop will appeal to metal clay artists who want to use their scrap pieces productively! The focus is the production of mill products entirely in house by traditional means. Each participant will acquire direct knowledge and experience in the process of melting metal, pouring ingots, making sheet, wire, rod, plate and tube from raw materials in a typical small scale jewellery studio environment. This course is for those serious about their studio practice.

 

Fancy bezelsWhat: Beyond the Bezel

When: 19th - 21st October 2014

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

This unique three day experience is all about extracting the most value from the least amount of material. Educator, industry consultant, and award winning goldsmith Michael David Sturlin returns to the UK to teach this master class which is a must for anyone looking to take their work to another level.

Learn to transform a common thick walled bezel into the elaborately carved and pierced centrepiece of a jewel. Create alternative setting designs by articulating bezels into prongs, tabs, channels, serrated and scalloped patterns.

 

Anna Mazon in France

Herbarium pendant Anna MazonWhat: Pendentif Herbarium

When: 25th - 26th October 2014

Where: l'hôtel Belvédère de Cannes-Mougins

Une formation aux pâtes de bronze et de cuivre dispensée par la talentueuse et adorable Anna Mazon.

 

Prix du stage 315 euros (à confirmer).

Le prix comprend : 

La formation dispensée sur 2 jours par Anna Mazon
La pension complète (obligatoire) depuis le repas du samedi 25 octobre midi jusqu'au repas du dimanche midi.
L'hébergement en chambre individuelle (une réduction de 30 euros par personne est appliquée si vous réservez à 2 en chambre double).
La salle de cours
Les 2 pauses café quotidiennes
Les cuissons des pièces réalisées en stage

 

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

 

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

Early Bird price is £895 if paid in full by 31st October 2014 (payment plans available). After that, the price will be £945. We are taking bookings now. Email Steve Spurgin at orders@craftworx.co.uk to reserve your place for a small holding deposit of £95.

 

Clay Conference Proposed

When: 9th - 11th July 2015

Where: South Point Hotel and Casino, Las Vegas

This was posted in the Metal Clay Yahoo Group by Jackie Truty on 26th June 2014. "The conference will be a mixed media of Metal Clay, Polymer clay, beads and wire. All things that go together nicely!! Even better, each of you is going to have a say in what the event will be called! Las Vegas Management is going to have a contest to name the event, with a great Grand Prize!! They want all of us invested in this event. Any of you who have every been at Glass Craft Expo knows it's a class event, with great organization, great classes, great exhibits and vendors and a fabulous venue!! Because it's Vegas, luxurious hotel rooms will be $59 per night during the week and only slightly higher on the weekend. The Conference will be after Bead and Button and before Pasadena Bead and Design Show and Bead Fest.

The hotel has 10 restaurants, 14 movie theaters, bowling alleys, a showroom with great acts, and is a $1 bus ride away from the Strip. There are terrific things to see in Vegas and the surrounding area if you don't do the Strip Crawl. I'm so excited about this, and hope you will plan to attend and spread the word!! How well this first event works will determine if it's repeated. And you all know that we NEED a metal clay event on a large scale. Be on the lookout for that Contest to Name the Event!!"

 

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)

 

 

 

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