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Class Schedule 2021

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Drop-in sessions are available for all Metal Clay Exploration (MCE) classes at a cost of $40 per session. Please see monthly MCE schedules for dates and times. Email for space availability and confirmation.

January 2021

No classes scheduled.

February 2021

No classes scheduled.

March 2021

No classes scheduled.

April 2021

No classes scheduled.

May 2021

No classes scheduled.

June 2021

No classes scheduled.

July 2021

No classes scheduled.

August 2021

No classes scheduled.

September 2021

Mini Book: a "Novel" Project in Silver Clay
Friday, September 10, 6 - 9 pm
Milkweed Arts, Phoenix AZ


Shadowbox Pendant in SIlver Clay
Saturday, September 11 9 am - 4 pm
Milkweed Arts, Phoenix AZ

October 2021

Metal Clay Exploration (MCE)
Tuesday, 1 - 4 pm
October 5, 12, 19, 26


Prong Setting Irregular Stones

Stone setting with prongs is the perfect solution for irregularly-shaped gemstones that will not fit in a traditional bezel. In this class you will learn how to use wire prongs in metal clay to create a non-traditional setting for those gorgeous stones. Demo and discussion will cover design strategies, guidelines for prong placement, bail options, and firing recommendations. The techniques learned will not only broaden your skill set but expand your confidence in future gemstone purchases and creations.

1 day Studio Workshop with Zoom option
Saturday, October 23, 9 am - 4 pm
$150, plus $75 kit fee (Zoom kit fee TBD based on student need)


Introduction to Metal Clay - ZOOM Workshop
Thursdays, November 4 and 11, 12 - 2 ET
Pocosin Arts School of Fine Craft, Columbia NC
Registration opening soon:


Metal Clay Exploration (MCE)
Tuesday, 1 - 4 pm
November 16, 23, 30


Save the Date

Dec 2: Intro to Quilling with guest instructor Katie Baum

Dec 3 - 6: Art Clay Quilling Certification with Guest instructor Katie Baum


Introduction to Steel Clay (2 sessions)

Friday, Dec 10, 6-8 pm and Saturday, Dec 11, 10 am - 4 pm
$195, plus $35 kit fee

Riding the wave of steel's popularity, but eliminating the difficulty of working with and cutting steel sheet, this class will walk you through the ease of creating beautiful jewelry using powdered steel metal clay. On Friday evening you will learn the ins and outs of working with, mixing, and firing, steel clay. Your first project will be a simple pair of earrings which will be fired overnight. Saturday's project is a textured lentil bead. In between the stages of the lentil bead's construction, you will learn the proper procedure for finishing your metal clay pieces using a small, preferably cordless, rotary tool. The lentil beads will be fired after class and pickup/delivery times will be arranged.