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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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Joy Funnell in Germany

Masks by Joy FunnellWhat: Mask Making

When: 4th-5th October 2014

Where: Susan D Design, Ellerbek, Nr Hamburg

Join Joy and make colourful Venetian masks.

 

Enamel rings by Joy FunnellWhat: Enamel Rings

When: 6th October 2014

Where: Susan D Design, Ellerbek, Nr Hamburg

Discover Joy's ring making technique and learn to add colourful enamel.

 

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!!"

 

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.

 

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