Metal Clay Jewelry for Beginners with Instructor Barbara Kirby
Classes start May 15th 7–9pm (six consecutive Wednesday evenings)
During the (6) two-hour classes, participants will learn the process of making jewelry using Metal Clay. Students need no previous knowledge or experience and will have lots of fun creating stunning pieces. Metal Clay is a crafting medium consisting of very small particles of metal mixed with an organic binder and water for use in making jewelry. It’s easy to use, fun and non-toxic and is safely worked with one’s hands. The clay is pliable, providing great ease in designing, molding, stamping and carving. Once the clay has been dried, it is then fired in a kiln. During the firing process the organic binder burns away leaving the pure sintered metal.
All materials are included. ($285 per participant)
Class Dates (7-9pm):
Wednesday, May 15
Wednesday, May 22
Wednesday, May 29
Wednesday, Jun 5
Wednesday, Jun 12
Wednesday, Jun 19
About the Instructor
Barbara Kirby graduated from Webster University with a BFA and has studied at the Boca Museum of Art School, the Westchester Arts Workshop, the Castle Hill Art School in North Truro, MA, the Metalwerx School for Jewelry and Metal Arts in Boston and most recently studied with master metal clay jewelry artist Terry Kovalcik. Barbara maintains her studio in Ossining, NY. She has a 15-year background in metalsmithing and metal clay jewelry and has led workshops and taught classes in multiple locations throughout the Northeast and Florida. Her jewelry has been sold at local venues and on Etsy.com.