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Metal Clay 2: Base Metals – Copper and Bronze

May 2 @ 10:00 am - May 3 @ 5:00 pm

Copper and Bronze metal clays are significantly less expensive than their Fine Silver counterpart, however, working with them can be far more problematic. In this weekend class students will have hands-on experience and learn the advantages and challenges of these base metal clays.  Projects will include the use of both copper and bronze clay. Topics covered include:

  • Pros and cons of the various brands of base metals
  • Conditioning the clay before starting work
  • Minimum thickness based on design and firing technique
  • Planning for shrinkage
  • Connecting design components
  • Drying projects prior to firing
  • Combining different base metals in one design
  • Firing techniques: Torch, open shelf, carbon
  • Finishing techniques

Details

Start:
May 2 @ 10:00 am
End:
May 3 @ 5:00 pm

Venue

Silvera Jewelry School
1108 Virginia Street
Berkeley, CA 94702
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Phone:
510-868-4908
Website:
silverajewelry.com