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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.

To see other jewelry related events click here.

 

Lisa Barth in Yorkshire, UK

Lisa BarthWhat: Photography Day

When: 25th April 2014

Where: Craftworx, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

Lisa's talent goes beyond making stunning jewellery as she is also a talented photographer, so all her jewellery pieces are pictured to perfection. Join this class to discover all the essential hints and tips for showcasing your jewellery, ready for the internet and advertising materials.

 

 

Lisa BarthWhat: Marble Pendant

When: 26th - 27th April 2014

Where: Craftworx, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

The piece that tells a story and holds its treasured memories. For Lisa it was a marble that belonged to her son as a small child. Capture your own treasure. During the two days you will design and make a pendant to capture your glass treasure. You could use a marble, sea glass, a lampwork bead or any other suitable treasure.

 

 

Pam East in Czech Republic

What: Enameling on Art Clay Silver

When: 25th - 26th April 2014

Where: Studio Artesilver, Prague, Czech Republic

Mimořádná událost! Do Prahy přijede Pam East, v současné době nejznámější autorka smaltových šperků na Art Clay Silver i na dalších modelovacích kovech. V Praze proběhnou dva dvoudenní kurzy - Smalt na stříbře a Smalt na modelovací mědi. Nenechte si ujít! Poprvé ve východní Evropě! 

What: Enameling on Art Clay Copper

When: 27th - 28th April 2014

Where: Studio Artesilver, Prague, Czech Republic

Mimořádná událost! Do Prahy přijede Pam East, v současné době nejznámější autorka smaltových šperků na Art Clay Silver i na dalších modelovacích kovech. V Praze proběhnou dva dvoudenní kurzy - Smalt na stříbře a Smalt na modelovací mědi. Nenechte si ujít!  Poprvé ve východní Evropě!

Registration: email Jana Vesela

 

Pam East in Finland

What: Enameling on Fine Silver

When: 3rd - 4th May 2014

Where: Art Clay World, Helsinki, Finland

Learn Enameling on Art Clay Silver with Pam East! This is a two-day workshop. The first day we will make the silver clay pieces. Topics will include designing for enamel, proper handling techniques, firing and finishing. Day two we will enamel the pieces. Topics include metal and enamel preparation, dealing with color reaction on silver, applying wet enamels, Enamel firing, graduated shading techniques, and finishing. All levels welcome!

Registration and information click here

 

Anna Mazon in France

Anna Mazon RingWhat: Twig Ring

When: 2nd June 2014

Where: The PMC Studio France, Figues, Moncraeau, France

Caroline Bray at PMC Studio France is delighted to announce that they are hosting the first in their series of “Enhancing your Metal Clay skills” with the renowned Anna Mazon.

 

 

Anna Mazon PendantWhat: Herbarium openwork pendants course

When: 3rd-4th June 2014

Where: The PMC Studio France, Figues, Moncraeau, France

Anna has made a name for herself with her stunning intricate designs and now travels worldwide to share her skills with other metal clay artists. On this, her first visit to France, she will be teaching her “Twig rings” and “Herbarium openwork pendants” over 3 days from 2nd to 4th June, 2014.

 

 

Holly Gage in Yorkshire, UK

Holly Gage PendantWhat: Midsummer's Dream Metal Clay Retreat

When: 24th - 29th June 2014

Where: Craftworx, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

Tracey Spurgin, Holly Gage and Chef, Chris Gage have teamed up to organise a fantastic metal clay retreat at Tracey's Craftworx Studio in East Yorkshire, UK. Be inspired by the beauty, history and culture of the East Yorkshire countryside and towns, learn new and inspiring techniques from two of the world's premier metal clay artists and enjoy fine food from Christopher Gage, our personal chef (Holly’s husband) who will serve on site gourmet lunches and dinners. This will be a week packed full of inspiring workshops, delivered by both Holly and Tracey along with excursions to make the most of the local area.

 

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!

 

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.

 

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.

 

Metal Clay Mojo Retreat 2015

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

Where: Guest House Retreat Center, CT, USA

Follow the Facebook page for more information as it becomes available.

 

 

 

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