Cancelled: Pam East Workshop: Enameling on Metal Clay–Warm Colors Unlocked

We regret to announce that due to the Covid-19 emergency, this class is now cancelled. We hope to reschedule at some time in the future.

First-rate reds, perfect purples, peerless pinks.  Get ready for getting great results with warm colors on Art Clay Silver! This two-day workshop will take you start to finish.    Day one we’ll construct a metal clay piece for champlevé enameling.   You’ll learn what to look for when constructing for enamels and proper firing for high enameling success.  Day two we’ll dive into how to get great results and shading with warm color leaded enamels.   Unlock the full enameling spectrum!

Cost for the class will be $300. A kit fee of $15 to be paid in class which includes sanding files, findings, and other small supplies plus use of all tools and equipment and shared materials. Students will provide 50 grams of Art Clay Silver, syringe clay, paste clay (reconstituted clay made from dust is fine,) enamels, enameling paint brushes and respirator mask. A detailed supply list will be sent upon registration with the specific brushes and enamels needed, etc. Clay is available for purchase at discounted prices at Creator Haven.

About Pam: Pam East is an internationally known artist, writer and teacher. Her work and instructional articles have appeared in Art Jewelry Magazine, Metal Clay Artist Magazine, and many others. Her book “Enameling on Metal Clay” is considered the definitive resource for enameling on silver clay. She released two comprehensive instructional DVDs in 2014. Pam has been an invited speaker, giving classes and lectures at the Enamelist Society Biennial Conference, the Metal Clay World Conference, and the Pan-European Metal Clay Festival. She has appeared on the highly acclaimed Carol Duvall Show and other jewelry making television programs.

Charles Lewton-Brain Lecture and Exhibit: Fold-Forming

Charles will present a free lecture and exhibit of his work

Friday, August 16, 7-9 pm at Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville, CA 95076.

Fold-forming uses sheet material, folds it, works it and then unfolds it. Fold forming is a quick, easily learned way of shaping sheet metal with hand tools. It emphasizes forming using the metal’s characteristics.  Shaping is extremely efficient and rapid (many are 3-7 minutes working time). Tools are simple; fingers, hammers, anvil and mill. Complex relief forms are made from sheets of metal often on one annealing.

Charles Lewton-Brain invented fold-forming, a completely new way of quickly forming sheet metal into wonderful 3-D shapes and textures, most from single sheets of metal without any soldering.

Beginning Metal Clay Class May 2 & 9 Limited Spaces Still Available!

Beginning Silver Metal Clay Jewelry

Silver metal clay is like magic! It starts in clay form and then fires to pure fine silver. Create two personalized projects while learning the essentials of working with metal clay.

Learn to shape and texture with simple tools to make solid silver jewelry without solder, saws or toxic chemicals. Then learn to fire and finish your beautiful creations.

Students will take one pendant home at the end of class, and pick the other up one week after class to allow for firing.

Thursdays, May 2 & 9
11 am – 2 pm
At Creator Haven, 41-B Hangar Way, Watsonville
Plus $60 materials fee

Register here:
Beginning Metal Clay Class Registration

Winter Classes Available Now

Check out our new winter classes! We are offering favorites like Fused Glass Christmas Ornaments, and new classes such as Copper Etching and Rolling Mill Texturing. Through our partnership with Cabrillo Extension, we are offering a new selection of metal clay classes AND we will be hosting Lynette Cederquist for her traditional metalsmithing classes. (Links to Lynette’s classes coming soon!)

Looking for a great gift for a crafty person in your life? We now offer eGift cards as well as traditional paper gift certificates.


Creator Haven Members’ Sale Coming Dec. 2!

Join us on Saturday, Dec. 2, from 10 am- 5pm for our Members’ Holiday Sale. We’re participating as part of the annual Watsonville Factory Sale. Studio members will be showing and selling their jewelry and fused glass art at special Factory Sale prices!!

February Open Studio Hours

Now that the Grand Opening is over, it’s time to settle in to a good day-to-day routine. Here are the Open Studio hours I’ll be having for February. I want my hours to suit your needs, so please give me your feedback.

Wednesdays-Fridays  12 noon – 9 pm

Saturdays  10 am – 6 pm

Sundays  1 pm – 6 pm


Studio memberships give you access to all these times for $120/month, or $600/6 months. Bench members get 24/7 access and a locked private bench room for $220/month or $600 for 3 months.

Exciting Weekend!

This weekend (Nov 5-6) will be the first Creator Haven events!  On Saturday afternoon we will be with Wargin Wines and others for the Watsonville Food and Wine Festival. And on Sunday Pat will hold her first class (Mentored Studio) in our new brand new facility in Watsonville!  Check both of these out on our events page.  Hope to see you this weekend!!