Basket Hoops Feb. 1, 2024 Tucson AZ
Basket Hoops Feb. 1, 2024 Tucson AZ
Basket Hoops Feb. 1, 2024 Tucson AZ

Basket Hoops Feb. 1, 2024 Tucson AZ

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Date/Time: Thursday, February 1, 2024 9:30am - 1:30pm

Location: Colors of the Stone show, Casino Del Sol, 5655 W Valencia Rd, Tucson AZ 85757

Basket Hoops

Make your new “go-to” pair of earrings! Forget 1-dimensional earring designs in metal clay. In this exciting class you will use fine silver clay to make basket-shaped hoops that have flair. And what’s more, Project X clay makes it possible to form these AFTER firing! Play around with texturing both sides of your design so that you get a peep of pattern inside your hoops adding more drama. Experiment with granulation, snakes and molded elements, craft your ear wires and patina if desired. This class will get you thinking about other 3D designs in metal clay.

Instructor: Your guide on this artistic journey is none other than Melissa Kay-Steves, a leading authority in the art of metal clay. With Melissa's expert guidance, you'll master the techniques to craft stunning designs.

Class Fee: The cost for this enriching experience is just $150 per participant. This fee includes 15 grams of Project X .999 silver clay, tools, and equipment you'll need to bring your pieces to life. No hidden costs—just pure creative enjoyment.

Class Kit: $25, payable to the instructor at the time of the class. You'll receive a kit that includes textures, templates, fine and sterling silver wire, consumables and instructions.

Who Can Join:

This class welcomes participants of all skill levels, from beginners to advanced metal clay artists. Melissa's patient and expert instruction ensures that everyone can enjoy and excel in this creative endeavor.

Suggested tools to bring:

Wooden ring mandrel with stand, metal ring mandrel, rawhide mallet, metal file, 1/2 round pliers, round pliers, flat pliers, wire cutters, needle files, tiny hand drill/bit (instructor will have tools to share).

Or students may purchase required tools at the Clay Revolution booth.

Join Us and Liberate Your Creativity:

Reserve your spot today, and let your imagination run wild as you craft these stylish earrings. We can't wait to see you there!

Note: All necessary tools and equipment will be provided during the class. Additionally, we offer a 10% discount on tool kits for students who register in advance and select the option with the tool kit. We'll have your tool kit ready for you in Tucson!

The tool kit contains 12 essential metal clay tools. To see the complete tool kit, click here.