Master metal clay artist Pam East has created a hinged box project focusing on intricate, delicate details. This challenging, multi-layered project will greatly expand your metal clay skill set as you build a hinged box featuring tiny scenes, tiny gemstones, and tight, unobtrusive hinges with smooth action. The precise work will include rolling, texturing and cutting the clay; sanding and prepping greenware elements; creating and fitting mitered corners; and building small, functional components like hinges, cotter pins, and clasp elements. You will also be flush setting tiny stones, designing and constructing an open bail, and learning how to mask stamps and texture plates for unique results. You’ll personalize your box with Pam’s collection of texture plates and design molds!
This workshop is intended for students with recent successful metal clay experience, including rolling clay to an even thickness, working with stamps and templates, and proficiency with greenware finishing and using syringe. We’re providing all the tools, equipment and materials you’ll need to complete the projects, so you just have to bring eye magnification and settle in to have fun and learn with a master!
Class fee: $425
Materials fee, collected during class: $170 plus tax
Friday, Saturday and Sunday, June 21-23, 9:30 -5:30
If the workshop is canceled for any reason, all fees will be refunded. Students may cancel their registration up to 14 days before the workshop. No cancellations are accepted after that point, however, if there is a wait list we will try to sell your place to a qualified student. If we can sell your place, you will receive a refund less a $25 cancellation fee.
Pam East is an internationally known artist, writer and teacher. She has been an enamelist since 1997, and was named an Art Clay Master Instructor by Art Clay World, USA in 2005. Pam’s work and instructional articles have appeared in Art Jewelry Magazine, Metal Clay Artist Magazine, Lapidary Journal, Glass on Metal 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 Enameling on Copper Clay and Enameling on Silver Clay, in 2014, Pam has appeared on the highly acclaimed Carol Duvall Show on HGTV, and Jewelry Making on the DIY Network.
Pam has been an invited speaker, giving classes and lectures at the Enamellist Society Biennial Conference, the Metal Clay World Conference, and the Pan-European Metal Clay Festival. Pam says “My philosophy can probably best be summed up by Share the Joy. I love working with metal clay and enamels, and there’s nothing I enjoy more than sharing my enthusiasm with my students. Fun, I have found, is contagious. In my teaching, articles, and appearances, I have always worked towards making these art forms as accessible as possible to a wide audience. Even while maintaining a high standard of excellence, making beautiful jewelry need not be difficult or expensive.”
Born and raised in Southern California, Pam now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and Porsche, the wonder dog.Reservations
Bookings are closed for this event.