Thur & Fri, Oct. 21 & 22, 2021
9:00am-5:00pm EST ONLINE via Zoom
Please read the information below entirely for important details.
Learn everything you need to know about Five Star Copper and Bronze clays in this advanced certification course! From the consistency to the firing options, this class will provide you with the working knowledge to use the clays efficiently and utilize the versatility of this great medium.
In this two-day course, Carrie will discuss the clay properties and provide examples of issues to help determine how to fix common problems. Students will work in the wet clay state, practice reconstituting the clay, learn construction techniques while making numerous projects.
Students will construct pieces in both copper and bronze and practice stone setting, embeddable settings, sculpting and multi metal constructed pieces.
Students will make 4 main projects:
1. Bronze shield bracelet
2. Copper sculpted flower
3. White bronze pendant with stone
4. Multi metal, Red Bronze and Light Bronze, pendant
Students will also create numerous other student designed pieces as test firing and polishing practice pieces.
Carrie will demonstrate torch firing, and discuss kiln firing in great depth. Including how to achieve beautiful kiln patinas on base metals. Polishing techniques and options will also be reviewed.
Students will receive: 25g Copper, 25g Red Bronze, 25g Bronze, 25g Light Bronze, 25g White Bronze, firable CZ, embeddable titanium eyelet, leather for bracelet, magnetic clasp, epoxy, 2 LinCora texture mats, oval and circle templates. Kits will be shipped immediately after registration. Shipping is free to USA, International students will receive an invoice for any additional fees.
Upon completion of the projects, students will submit pictures of their work along with the written test to Carrie for review. After successful completion, Carrie will issue a Certificate of Completion.
Some metal clay experience is required. The class will be recorded and available to view for 30 days after the class. It is highly suggested that students participate during the live class as firing issues can be addressed the second day. However if you are not able to attend the entire session the videos will be available for review.
A complete list of the tools required for the class is here:
If you do not have a kiln, you may send your finished work to Clay Revolution for free firing service. Details can be found here:
When registering INCLUDE THE CHOICE OF MATS AND LEATHER COLOR you want in the comments on your order:
Pick one: LinCora texture mat
Pick one: LinCora mandala mat
Pick one: leather color black/grey, black/brown, brown/tan, black/red, tan/green.
For classes paid and registered through this website, cancellations will be refunded in full with three weeks notice. If cancellation is not received with three weeks notice, 50% of class fee will be refunded. No refunds for cancellations under 48 hours. Kit fees can be refunded if the kit is returned in full within 30 days of the cancellation date. The kit refund will be less any shipping charges incurred.