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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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Pam East in Germany

Pam East EnamelWhat: Enameling on Art Clay Silver

When: 4th-6th September 2015

Where: Susan D Design, Ellerbek, near Hamburg, Germany

Join Art Clay World USA Master Instructor, Pam East, for a three day workshop on Enameling on Art Clay Silver. This course will cover a wide variety of Both clay and metal enameling topics.  

The first day of class will be devoted to silver clay. Topics will include designing for enamel, construction techniques, firing schedules and preparing the metal for enamels. 

The second and third days will cover enameling and finishing. Topics will include preparing enamels for use, firing, color shading, working with reactive colors, use of foils in enameling and finishing techniques. For one of the pieces, students will learn the full champlevé finish, Which Creates a smooth continuous surface between the enamel and the metal.

Over the course of the three days, each student will be able to make two complete pieces, from beginning to end, using two different techniques.   

 

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.

 

Freya's Tears Amulet

amuletWhat: Freya's Tears Amulet - Master Class

When: 30th-31st October 2015

Where: Craftworx Jewellery Workshops, Bishop Burton, Yorkshire

Originally designed and taught at The Midsummer's Dream Metal Clay Retreat in June 2015, the creation of this piece is influenced by the Viking era and Norse mythology. Freya, goddess of love, had a weakness for the beauty of jewellery. This led to her betraying her husband to win favour with the makers of the most beautiful necklace she had ever seen.

This apparently simple vessel hides an intricate construction of a spring loaded bayonet fitted lid. The piece is punctuated with a tiny amber stone. The design of the piece is influenced by the shape of the Viking long ships and the ornamentation of the piece incorporates symbols and features associated with the Viking era such as the runes. And the dragon's or serpent's head bail echoes the features on the bow of the Viking long ships.

 

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.

 

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.

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