21-1021.14 On The Half Shell

Class Date::
Thurs, Oct 21, 2021, 2pm - 6pm (CST)

Date: Thursday, Oct 21, 2021, 2pm - 6pm (CST)

Class Description: Today we will make a beautiful ring that you will love wearing on summer vacation: an open seashell cradling an elegant pearl. You will learn how to modify a molded shape to make it unique to you, as well as ring construction, including how to calculate shrinkage. Finally we will learn how to securely set a pearl in metal clay.

Instructor: Sulie Girardi

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Materials Kit: Art Clay Silver, small pot of paste. Re-useable seashell mold, setting for the pearl, 10 mm pearl (choice of color, instructor will contact after registration), teflex strip, sanding sponges, fiber blanket.

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, 10 playing cards, scalpel, tissue blade, fine paintbrush, fluffy paintbrush, sanding sponges and straight salon boards (nail file) of different grits, cup of water, cup of olive oil, piece of Saran wrap/cling film.
  • Drying set up, such as a mug warmer, food dehydrator or kitchen oven.
  • Brass or steel brush
  • Ring mandrel
  • Ring sizer
  • Pencil
  • Scotch tape
  • Liver of sulfur patina, if desired.
  • Firing set up

    *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, 2021, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.

    Zoom Recordings will be available for viewing until Nov. 4, 2021. Additional time may be purchased ($12) by selecting the "Additional viewing time" option above.