21-22.16 Encased - Mash Up

Class Date::
Friday, Oct 21, 2022, 1:30pm-4:30pm (CDT)

Date: Friday, Oct 21, 2022, 1:30pm - 4:30pm (CDT)

Instructor: Stephanie Chavez & Kieu Pham Gray

Skill Level: Confident Beginner                 Project Video

Class Description: In this workshop you will learn how to create a pendant with an encased enamel cabochon! You read that right, the enameled piece is actually part of the metal clay. The simplicity of this project may deceive you…you will learn how to accurately account for the shrinkage of metal clay and design the pendant around the size of your enameled disk. You will then learn how to correctly co-fire the pieces together and what factors to take into consideration when firing.

Students must come to class with a completed enameled disk (½” or ¾” in size). You may create one on your own or learn to create one in the Sgraffito Enamel VEC Short.

A kiln is required for this workshop. If you do not have kiln or access to kiln for firing I’m happy to fire at no additional charge, you just mail the piece to me. Please message me directly about firing.

Materials Kit:  PMC metal clay, silver dome accents, copper disks.

Domestic US shipping included. (Please contact instructor directly to arrange for international or expedited shipping.)

(Materials kit is included in price when "Zoom/Kit combo" or "Kit only" option is selected.)*  

Required Tools:  

  • Basic Metal clay tool kit
    • Roller, non stick work surface, needle tool or awl, playing cards or depth measuring slats, glazed ceramic tile, Xacto knife, water mister, release agent (cool slip, olive oil), drying plate, tweezers, sanding papers
  • Texture plates of your liking
  • Shape templates
  • Calibrated circle cutter
  • Needle files
  • Completed enameled disk
  • Polishing and finishing tools (patina, steel wool, Brass Brush or flex shaft/rotary tools)
  • Programmable kiln

*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 Oct. 5, 2022, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.

Zoom Recordings will be available for viewing until Nov. 1, 2022. Additional time may be purchased ($12) by selecting the "Extend viewing time" option above.