16-0421.18 Intro to Metal Clay & Photopolymer Plates

Class Date::
Friday, April 16, 2021, 1:30pm – 4:30pm (CST)

Date: Friday, April 16, 2021

Time: 1:30pm – 4:30pm (CST)

Class Description: Learn the basics of making photopolymer plates and then use those designs while learning the beginning steps of metal clay. Students will learn to make their own photopolymer plates with their own designs, or instructor's designs, and then learn the basic techniques for making a pair of earrings and a pendant from their choice of metal clay (silver is recommended due to ease of firing). Finishing and firing schedules will be demonstrated during the class. Students will leave prepared to continue both techniques on their own.

Instructor: Ed & Martha Biggar

Skill Level: Beginner

Materials Kit (included in price): Photopolymer plates, instructor's designs. Domestic US shipping.**

Required Tools:  

  • Small UV lamp (like a nail lamp)
  • Bowl of water
  • Nail brush or vegetable brush
  • Scotch tape
  • Scissors
  • Two pieces window or picture frame glass about 3x5 or 4x6” (tape edges to be safe),
  • Two heavy bulldog clips or binder clips (at least 1")
  • Selection of designs printed on transparency film, two copies of each.
  • Access to water (sink or dishpan)
  • Paper towels
  • Metal clay (suggested minimum of 15 grams) of student's choice,
  • Metal clay tool kit: roller, work surface, brush, knife or needle tool, thickness gauges, sanding pads, olive oil, water, dehydrator or drying implement, kiln, kiln shelf.

*Note: Kit only and extra kit options do not include instructions or recording. You must choose either a Zoom or Zoom/Kit combo to receive written instructions. Kits will begin to ship March 30, 2021, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.

**Domestic US shipping is included in Kit price. Please contact instructor directly to arrange for international or expedited shipping.