Introduction to Fine Silver Metal Clay
Saturday, February 7, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (1 session)
- $99 Noncredit
To register for this course, contact Otis College of Art and Design directly at (310) 665-6950 or click here.
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Learn how to use the medium known as precious metal clay (PMC) in this course offered in partnership with Otis College of Art and Design.
Ancient jewelry-making techniques converge with new millennium technology through Precious Metal Clay (PMC). This malleable material, consisting of fine silver particles suspended in an organic binder and water, can be formed like earthen clay. When fired in a kiln, it fuses or “sinters” to become a 99.9% pure silver object.
In this intensive class, students begin to master PMC as they learn how to texture, set gems, roll coils, form custom bails, re-hydrate dry material, and use a butane torch to fire creations made at home. Students create an original pair of earring drops and a pendant. The course covers various finishing methods including wire brushing, burnishing, and patinas.
No previous experience is necessary.
Instructor: Delia Marsellos-Traister is a jewelry artist and instructor specializing in metal clay techniques. She is the owner of Phoenix Magyk, LLC. She is a member of the National Precious Metal Clay Guild, Precious Metal Clay Guild (LA Chapter), the Metal Arts Society of Southern California, and the Society of North American Goldsmiths.
Class size limited to 12 students
Otis course code: XJWL3018
Otis registration #153700: $99 Noncredit
Additional fee: $65 lab fee payable to instructor at first class meeting includes one package of PMC and a faceted lab-grown gemstone.
Bring sack lunch, water, and eye magnification.