Metal Clay Jewelry

Course Description

About this course

Curious about metal clay or eager to refine your metal clay skills and techniques? This condensed two day exploration of metal clay techniques may be your ideal solution. Silver metal clay is a unique form of silver. It looks and behaves like clay, but when fired using a torch or kiln, it becomes a pure silver object. Learn the basics of working with silver metal clay by making one-of-a-kind jewelry. Skills covered include stamping, texturing, cutting, forming, as well as finishing methods. In addition, come to understand the history of silver metal clay, its working characteristics, and necessary tools. Students will also be presented with handouts documenting this information, a bibliography, and a complete list of suppliers. This course is appropriate for beginner through advanced students. Projects will be presented that will be appropriate for all skill levels.


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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 $100 materials fee, payable upon registration, which includes 50 grams of silver metal clay, some stones, a few different colorants to color to the clay after firing and a few other consumables, such as Cool Slip.

Students who like to work large may require additional clay. It will be available for purchase as necessary at class.

Students should bring 

Tool kits are provided for use during class, but students can bring their favorite tools if desired.



Materials Cost



Michela Verani


February 16 -17, 2019


10:00 AM -5:00 PM


2 days

All Levels
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