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Bronze/Silver Metal Clay Jewelry with Barbara Kirby

May 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm

Silver NEW Student Registration
Silver RETURNING Student Registration
Bronze NEW Student Registration
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Bronze & Silver Metal Clay Jewelry
Instructor: Barbara Kirby
#, Dates and Times of Class: 4 Sessions – May 4, 11, 18, 2024 11AM-2PM, June 1, 2024 11AM-1PM (No Class May 25)
Cost: Silver New Student Early Bird (Until 4/1) $350/Regular $375
Silver Returning Student Early Bird (Until 4/1) $300/Regular $325
Bronze New Student Early Bird (Until 4/1) $255/Regular $270
Bronze Returning Student Early Bird (Until 4/1) $225/Regular $250
Ages: 16+

Bronze & Silver Metal Clay Jewelry will be taught co-currently, please be aware that there is different pricing for returning and new students and for silver and bronze materials. If you have any questions, please reach out to Lexi (alexar@bethanyarts.org).

During the classes, participants learn the process of making jewelry using Bronze or Silver Metal Clay. Students need no previous knowledge or experience and will have lots of fun creating stunning pieces.

Metal Clay is a unique crafting medium made from microscopic metal particles mixed with an organic binder and water. It’s easy to use, fun, non-toxic and is safe to work with one’s hands.

Originating in Japan in 1990, metal clay can be shaped just like any soft clay, by hand or using molds. After drying, the clay can be fired in a variety of ways such as in a kiln, with a handheld gas torch, or on a gas stove, depending on the type of clay and the metal in it. The binder burns away, leaving the pure sintered metal. Shrinkage of between 8% and 10%.

About Barbara Kirby
Barbara graduated from Webster University with a BFA. She studied at the Boca Museum of Art School and the Westchester Arts Workshop. She has also studied at the Castle Hill Art School in North Truro, MA. and the Metalwerx School for Jewelry & Metal Arts in Boston. She continues to study with master metal clay jewelry artist Terry Kovalcik.

Barbara has a 20-year background in metalsmithing and metal clay jewelry. She has led workshops and classes throughout the Northeast and Florida. Her unique handmade jewelry is available for sale at local venues and on Etsy.com.

Barbara maintains her jewelry studio in Ossining, NY.

Website: https://www.bkirbyjewelry.com/about



May 4
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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