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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Porcelain Illusions with Joy Funnell

Joy Funnel-Porcelain IllusionsWhat: Porcelain Illusions with Joy Funnell

When: 11th-12th February 2016

Where: Creative Glass, Rochester, Kent

On this 2-day workshop you will create your very own precious little silver flask pendant with a decorative panel on each side.  You will learn how to create a porcelain effect using enamel and add wire as an edge to the panels using Joy's unique Enamelled Accents technique. The little bottle can hold liquid! So you will also make a stopper and a stand for it to sit on when not being worn.  The stand can be separate or incorporated into your flask design.

 

Chain Sampler Workshop with Joy Funnell

Chain sampler by Joy FunnellWhat: Chain Sampler Workshop with Joy Funnell

When: 13th February 2016

Where: Creative Glass, Rochester, Kent

On this one day workshop we will explore a variety of techniques for making chain links using silver wire, Art Clay Silver, and a combination of the two. You will make a selection of different links so that you go away armed and ready with the techniques to create your very own unique chains. From creating in metal clay and soldering wire, to bashing things with a hammer, this will be a fun and varied day for all.

 

Joy Funnell in Switzerland

Enamelling on Art Clay with Joy FunnellWhat: Enamelling on Art Clay

When: 25th February 2016

Where: Creative Glass, Volketswil, Switzerland

Learn how to add colour to your work using traditional vitreous enamel in this fun, one day workshop. You will make your own unique textures to use on your pendants, and will be able to go home wearing your colourful creations!

 

Chain sampler by Joy FunnellWhat: Chain Sampler Workshop with Joy Funnell

When: 26th February 2016

Where: Creative Glass, Volketswil, Switzerland

On this one day workshop we will explore a variety of techniques for making chain links using silver wire, Art Clay Silver, and a combination of the two. You will make a selection of different links so that you go away armed and ready with the techniques to create your very own unique chains. From creating in metal clay and soldering wire, to bashing things with a hammer, this will be a fun and varied day for all.

Joy Funnel-Porcelain IllusionsWhat: The Flask Pendant with Joy Funnell

When: 27th-28th February 2016

Where: Creative Glass, Volketswil, Switzerland

On this 2-day workshop you will create your very own precious little silver flask pendant with a decorative panel on each side.  You will learn how to create a porcelain effect using enamel and add wire as an edge to the panels using Joy's unique Enamelled Accents technique. The little bottle can hold liquid! So you will also make a stopper and a stand for it to sit on when not being worn.  The stand can be separate or incorporated into your flask design.

 

Creative Textures for Enamelling with Joy Funnell

Joy FunnellWhat: Creative Textures for Enamelling with Joy Funnell

When: 16th-17th April 2016

Where: Craftworx Jewellery Workshops, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

During this two day master class you will learn how to use techniques to create unique designs with both raised and carved areas for enamelling, adding gold under the enamelling in areas, stone setting and adding decorative elements. Carving an area for enamelling over means the design needs to be fairly shallow for it to work. The illustrated pieces demonstrate the technique but students will have the freedom to create their own design. Included in the price will be 20g of Art Clay Silver and an enamelling kit for you to keep which will be provided by Joy.

 

Anna Mazon in Belgium

Mushroom dreaams with Anna MazonWhat: Mushroom Dreams

When: 14th-16th May 2016

Where: Temse, Belgium

This 3-days workshop is packed with lots of different techniques, featuring a branch (empty inside, so it's perfect for a bead-strung necklace), various 3-dimensional mushrooms and a small bezel-set stone. You will learn wonderful textures, interesting shapes and lots of tricks for creating secure openwork constructions in metal clay.

You will use silver clay to create a few types of hollow contructions (organic looking branch, mushroom caps and you'll make an openwork construction out of them). You will learn a few tricks about making really small bezel setting for non-fireable stones and setting stones in it.

Price: 270,00 euro, VAT excluded
Included: lunches, snacks & drinks

Registration: please contact Inge Verbruggen

 

Teddy bear with Anna MazonWhat: Miniature Teddy Bear

When: 17th May 2016

Where: Temse, Belgium

This 1-day class is for those who love tiny, cute creatures. Creating a tiny teddy bear, which is mainly empty inside (to save on clay) is not as difficult as it might seem. It's just about following certain steps and using your imagination. Your teddy bear can hold a tiny heart or have a miniature tie or maybe a necklace... This class is about playing with miniature shapes and having a lot of fun! You will learn working in a small scale, building tiny, hollow elements and creating details in both wet and dry clay.

Price: 130,00 euro, VAT excluded
Included: lunch, snacks & drinks... and... BIRTHDAY CAKE for Anna's Birthday! :)

Registration: please contact Inge Verbruggen

 

Summer School 2016 - Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Diploma Intensive

AC DiplomaWhat: Summer School 2016 - Art Clay Level 1 and 2 Diploma Intensive

When: 25th-30th July 2016

Where: Craftworx Jewellery Workshops, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

The diploma courses are taught by our Art Clay World approved senior instructor, Tracey Spurgin and are based on the curriculum developed in Japan by Aida Chemicals. These are world-wide recognised courses supported by Art Clay World UK. The programme requires that you have previous experience working with metal clay so you have the foundation skills and understand the processes involved. Our tutor will give hands on demonstrations of each project task, with step by step instructions to support you throughout the course.

The 2016 Summer School will be a week long, back to back, Level 1 and Level 2 ACWUK Diploma Course. You can opt to do either of the levels or take advantage of a £65 discount by enrolling for both levels during the entire week.

  • Mon 25 - Wed 27 July: Level One Diploma - £465
  • Thu 28 Jul - Sat 30 Jul: Level Two Diploma - £495
  • Book both levels for the reduced price of £895

Included in the course fees are the materials to complete each project task and your certification fee. After you have received your certificate, you will be entitled to claim a discount on your Art Clay products from any of the official suppliers (15% after Level 1 and 20% after Level 2) and you will also be able to teach introductory classes.

 

Metal Clay Artists Symposium

What: Variety of artists teaching classes

When: 15th - 18th September 2016

Where: Sawtooth School for Visual Arts, Winston-Salem, NC, USA

This exciting 4-day event features the most innovative workshop leaders in a creative environment, sharing inspiration, techniques, and cutting-edge technology with the metal clay community through hands-on workshops, Q&A sessions, Meet and Greet opportunities, a vendor shopping day, a month-long metal clay exhibit and more!

 

The Process of Jewellery Design Retreat with Michael David Sturlin

Michael David Sturlin jewellery design retreat 2016What: Jewellery Design Retreat with Michael David Sturlin

When: 14th - 18th October 2016

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

Bring forth your personal jewellery identity in a five day retreat with Michael David Sturlin.

This retreat is an opportunity to work closely with a true jewellery design master. Class numbers are small so you will get lots of personal attention from Michael and the chance to take your design skills to a whole new level. This retreat is an investment in your personal growth as a jewellery designer/maker and a rare opportunity to focus on your design skills with a master goldsmith at your elbow.

Level: All levels of experience will benefit from this retreat, from beginners to advanced level students.

INSTALMENT PAYMENTS - If you would like to spread the cost of this course, you can secure your place by paying a non-refundable deposit of £100 and then making monthly payments, ensuring the full price is paid by 14th September 2016. Contact CSACJ if you would like to pay by this method.

 

Anna Mazon in Belgium

Heart Deco with Anna MazonWhat: Heart Deco

When: 28th-29th January 2017

Where: Temse, Belgium

More info to come

Registration: please contact Inge Verbruggen

 

 

 

Twig rings with Anna MazonWhat: Twig Rings

When: 30th January 2017

Where: Temse, Belgium

In this 1-day class you learn how to make a ring that looks like a twig. You will learn how to set cubic zirconia, how to make twigs and to add texture to your design. You will also learn how to make tiny petals and flowers.

Price: 130,00 euro, VAT excluded
Included: bronze clay, cubic zirconia, lunch, snacks & drinks

Registration: please contact Inge Verbruggen

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