Stone Setting in Metal Clay (2 Day Class)
May 14, 2022 9:30 am
Chimera Arts and Maker Space 6791 Sebastopol Avenue Suite 180 Sebastopol, CA 95472
In this two day long session you’ll learn stone setting in PMC (Precious Metal Clay)
About this Event
Two day class:
Saturday, May 14th 9:30-4pm & Sunday, May 15th 9:30-2pm
PMC is real silver suspended in a clay-like medium. It’s non-toxic and requires very little training or special equipment.
On day 1 the instructor will guide you through a project that emphasizes how to work with the clay and utilize proper stone setting and construction techniques. With an emphasis on dry to dry construction you’ll create a pendant or earrings and embellish them with fire-in-place gemstones.
Demos will be given using round, square, marquis, oval and trillion shapes. For this class we’ll use cz’s and synthetics however information on using natural gemstones will be presented.
You can create a design with a solitary stone or multiples to create a cluster. Setting gemstone clusters can add drama and elegance to a design. With this simple metal clay stone setting technique you can set just about any fireable gemstone from marquis to princess cut.
On day 2 we’ll continue the class with a torch firing demo to learn the difference between torching with and without a stone. Then we’ll explore patinas and you’ll learn different ways to finish your jewelry by hand and by using the flexshaft. You’ll leave with completed pieces of silver jewelry designed by YOU, handouts & resources, and the skills necessary to make fine silver jewelry, from start to finish, in your own home.
Material Fee: $57 made payable to instructor at time of class.
Kit includes: PMC+ 14 gr, 4 round fireable gemstones – choice of colored or clear stones, 2 Embeddables in Fine Silver and class consumables. Tools will be provided.
For the adventurous and over achievers: The instructor will have additional clay and gemstones for purchase.
Instructor: Patrik Kusek
Patrik’s experience in the worlds of design and fashion helped shape his creative vision and brand. He is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and The Academy of Art University. He teaches metal clay workshops in the San Francisco Bay Area and internationally. Patrik is both PMC Guild Certified and Art Clay Certified. He was one of 9 senior instructors for Rio Grande that taught PMC certification workshops in the U.S and abroad. He was a featured artist on HGTV’s “That’s Clever.” Patrik’s work has been published in numerous books and publications. He is also the recipient of two Saul Bell Awards in 2007 and 2016. Patrik’s work has also been featured in Ornament Magazine.
What to Bring:
- You must wear closed-toed shoes. Bring a hair tie for long hair. No dangly jewelry or long/flowy sleeves.
- Bring magnifiers, an apron and a notebook, if you desire.
- Face masks to be worn, proof of vaccination.
- This class has a minimum attendance of 3, all attendees must register 72 hours in advance.
- All refunds must be requested at least 72 hours prior to class start.
- Due to Covid-19, classes are subject to rescheduling/ cancellations. Refunds would be issued at that time if necessary