STEPHANIE CHAVEZ – METAL CLAY BEYOND THE BASICS

From: $276.25

CLASS DESCRIPTION:

In this full day workshop, we will dive deep into metal clay, starting with some of the basic skills and going far beyond. Whether you have worked with metal clay before or want to try it for the first time this workshop will teach you many different techniques and skills. We will start the day by creating a gorgeous pendant that will be co-fired with a stunning glass cabochon, you’ll learn several techniques while creating this pendant including setting fire-in-place stones, how to co-fire glass with metal clay and much more. The last half of the day will be rings! Metal clay rings are so much fun! You’ll learn how to create different design styles, adding element and stones, calculating shrinkage for the right sizing, proper firing methods and more. You will leave with your finished pendant. The ring(s) will be left for firing and be available to pick up on the following day or we can arrange for shipping. This workshop will be packed full of information that will leave you with endless possibilities for creating several other pieces on your own.

Written instructions are included for the projects; however, you may want to bring a pen to note the numerous tips you’ll learn throughout the day.

PREREQUISITE: Confident Beginner, Metal clay experience helpful, but not required.

INSTRUCTOR BIO: 

Stephanie Chavez is a certified metal clay artist and instructor. She is a diverse artist, proficient in many jewelry mediums, although her love, passion and expertise remain in metal clay as well as combining it with a variety of techniques. She is honored to be one of the first Principal Instructors through the Camp PMC Certification Program. Originally certified through Rio Grande, she has been working with metal clay for over 14 years. With national and international recognition through her online courses in metal clay; Stephanie has been considered an expert in her field. Stephanie has traveled the United State teaching at expos, retreats, symposiums and art studios. From beginners to advanced; she believes we each have the capacity to be inspired artists. Many people just need a safe and fun environment to explore their own creative limits. That is what she provides and shares, bringing joy to all those who attend her workshops.

INSTRUCTOR WEBSITE AND EMAIL:
www.StephanieChavez.com
Connect@StephanieChavez.com

THIS IS A 1-DAY WORKSHOP

DATES & TIMES 
Feb 24, 2023:   9am to 5pm (1-hour lunch)
*IMPORTANT: Please scroll to Feb 2023 > then select the first class date to book*

Description

LOCATION: Multiplicity Studio (please see below for address and contact info)

WORKSHOP FEE: $276.25 includes Kit Fee

KIT FEE: $100 + $8.25 (tax) = $108.25

KIT INCLUDES:

  • 25 grams of metal clay (fine silver and sterling)
  • Glass Cabochon
  • Fire safe CZ’s
  • Sterling silver wire
  • Ring plugs

TOOLS/MATERIALS STUDENTS MUST PROVIDE: 

If you have your own tools please bring: Basic Metal clay tool kit (Roller, nonstick work surface, needle tool or awl, playing cards or depth measuring slats, glazed ceramic tile, x-acto knife, water mister, release agent (cool slip, olive oil), drying plate, tweezers, sanding papers.
Jewelry Pliers, flush wire cutters

If you do not have the tools listed above, please email the instructor to let us know you will need a tool set and one will be provided for you to use during class. (Connect@StephanieChavez.com)

**If making a ring for someone else, please get their ring size.

TOOLS/MATERIALS MULTIPLICITY MUST PROVIDE:

  • Kiln(s)
  • Drying plates, electric hot plate and/or dehydrator
  • Butane torches and Torch firing set up- firing block, fire safe work surface (I can bring some of this if needed)

SHARED USE TOOLS/MATERIALS PROVIDED BY INSTRUCTOR:

  • Templates, Texture plates, specialty tools, cool slip, sanding material, ring stands and forms.

TOOLS/MATERIALS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE FROM INSTRUCTOR, IF ANY:

  • Additional metal clay, Glass Cabochons, Fire safe CZ’s, texture plates

Additional Information:

  • Bring a sack lunch or be prepared to make an order for delivery. A refrigerator and water cooler are available for student use.
  • Studio Rules: Closed-toe shoes are required. Do not wear loose clothing that could get caught in rotary tools. Wear long hair tied back.
  • Lodging information: KATY AREA HOTELS

VISITING ARTIST WORKSHOP CANCELLATION POLICY If minimum enrollment is not met at least 30 days prior to the start date, the Visiting Artist may cancel the workshop. In this instance, all paid students will be fully refunded.
If students cancel their enrollment 60 or more days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop, they will receive a full refund minus $75 cancellation fees. Cancellations within 59 or fewer days from the start date of a paid Visiting Artist workshop will not be refunded.