Low Relief Sculptural Techniques in Metal Clay

Course Description

About this course

In this 4-week class, students will be shown how to create realistic, low-relief sculptural jewelry using metal clay. Low relief techniques involve creating a raised, shallow design directly on top of the metal clay base. Clay is removed or added in strategic area creating an illusion of superficial depth across the clay surface and is considered common ground between drawing on the surface of the clay to create a design and full, 3-dimensional sculpture. No Sculpture experience is required but participants must be comfortable with basic metal clay skills. Designs will be presented for students to consider and work through so they can achieve the skills necessary for this sculptural technique. 

Meet the Instructor

Michela Verani

Michela is an artist who works primarily in metal clay and felt. Her metal clay, felt and beaded work have won numerous awards. Since beginning in metal clay, she has achieved Art Clay 1/Senior certification, Rio Rewards Certification, and Metal Clay Master's Registry III. She has authored articles for Fired Arts & Crafts, Art Jewelry, Bead Trends, Metal Clay Today, Metal Clay Artist, The Art Clay Society Quarterly and Bead Unique. Her work has been featured in a number of the PMC Guild Annuals and other books on jewelry.

Materials & Tools 

There is a $130 materials fee for this class and is payable upon registration. the materials kit includes 50 grams of art clay silver as well as tools necessary to complete projects.

Students should bring 
  • Student do not need to bring any materials to class, but can bring any small dental tools or small sculpting tools they might already have. 



Materials Cost



Michela Verani


July 10 -31, 2018

Weekly on Tuesday


10:00 AM -2:00 PM


4 weeks

Basic and above
Make-up dates 
August 7
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