NARRATIVE FRAME PENDANT IN METAL CLAY

Instructor: Patrik Kusek

Monday 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

October 14, 2013

(ONE DAY WORKSHOP)

 

In this course students will use metal clay to create a frame pendant to explore narratives in jewelry. Metal clay proves to be the perfect material to unify dissimilar found objects into a cohesive narrative piece. Demonstrations will include beginning and advanced metal clay techniques, resin, mold making, and embedding photos or images in resin. Students will also learn how to use embeddable findings. In this course we will use silver metal clay, fine silver eyelets and UV resin.

 

Students should provide their own tools and materials as listed below as instructor will not have any tools available for use. The school store will have most tools available at a 20% discount, and Instructor will have additional PMC available for sale. Please contact instructor in advance for PMC.

 

Tools List

• Basic PMC Tool Kit - Work surface, Roller, Playing Cards (or graduated slats), Lubrication – Olive oil, Badger Balm, etc, Craft knife, Burnisher, Assortment of drinking straws, Pin Tool or Awl, Tissue Blade, Brass Brush, Clay Shaper, Paint Brush and cup or Waterbrush, Tweezers, Sanding Sponges in various grits, Spray bottle with water

• Pen style brass or steel brush OR V-shaped carving tool (Dockyard brand)

 

Nice to have but not mandatory: Emery boards, Optivisor, Light, Texture plates, pen and paper for notes, water and snacks to keep our energy up!

 

Materials List

· 28 grams of PMC+ or PMC3 (or similar) (It is recommend to bring additional metal clay if you want to make larger pieces or multiple pieces.)

· Two part mold compound - Rio Cold Mold or similar - individual size · Qty 6 - 3mm Fine Silver Eyelets

· Small photos in various sizes from 1/2” to 1 1/4” to fit in frame

· 5 Jump rings in various sizes 5mm or larger

 

Level: Intro to Metal Clay or prior metal clay experience helpful

Class Price: Register before Oct 1: $120,

Register Oct 2 – Oct 12: $150

Materials fee: $5.00 for shared use of UV resin and use of curing lamp.

Class Size: Minimum 4, Maximum 8