Copper clay is particles of copper held together with a binder so that it has a clay-like consistency. This allows you to mold it, shape it and make impressions in it to create your designs. Then the binder is fired away with a torch or kiln and the piece becomes solid copper metal. Magic!
In this class you will learn to work with copper clay, and how to fire it with both a torch. You will also learn to make your own mold so that you can reproduce an existing object or make multiples. The techniques used are very similar to those used to fire silver clay (PMC) so this class is a great option for those who have wanted to work with silver clay but were hesitant because of the prohibitive cost of PMC. Copper clay can also be used in enamelling, if you decide to take enamelling in the future you are welcome to bring your clay pieces to work on.
In class you will have a small chunk of clay to work with. You will make a minimum of two pieces – or more if you prefer to make very small items. You will also make a mold that you can take home with you.
See the Classes page for dates. 11am to 2pm. $75.00 all inclusive.
A $20 deposit is required to register. Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org to register.