28-23.10 Capture the Stone (Metal Clay)

Class Date::
Friday, April 28, 2023, 1:30 - 4:30pm (CST)

Date: Friday, April 28, 2023, 1:30 - 4:30pm (CST)

Instructor: Jennifer Dins

Skill Level: Confident Beginner

Class Description: This is a fun way to get creative with stone setting in Metal Clay.  Using a base of fine silver, we will set sterling silver prongs AFTER firing to capture our sea glass piece.  A piece of sea glass will be provided in your kit in addition to tiny sea molds to create a unique seascape for your “stone”.

This is a beginner class, but some simple soldering experience will be helpful.  Once you master this technique, the opportunities for setting glass and stones are endless!

Project Completion: students will have enough time to finish during live class.

Materials Kit: Art Clay Silver, sterling silver wire, choice of sea glass, sea-theme molds

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:  

  • Side cutters
  • Basic metal clay set up: clay roller, non stick work surface, 10 playing cards or depth measuring slats, scalpel or Xacto knife, sanding sponges, straight salon boards (nail file) of different grits, cup of water, release agent (cool slip, olive oil), piece of saran wrap/cling film, Brass brush, flat working surface (ex: glazed ceramic tile, teflon sheet).
  • Drying set-up such as a mug warmer, food dehydrator or kitchen oven
  • Texture plates
  • Torch firing set up: butane torch, solder block (or the like), fire tweezers, quench bowl.
  • Liver of sulfur

    *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 April 11, 2023, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.

    Zoom Recordings will be available for viewing until May 10, 2023. Additional time may be purchased ($12) by selecting the "Extend viewing time" option above.