3 Day Workshop
Base metal clay
This 3 day intensive program will give you hands on experience in mastering techniques for working with bronze metal clay. This is a beginner to intermediate class recommended (although not a pre-requisite) for those with kiln firing metal clay experience. Please review the recommended experience level details prior to reservation to ensure this workshop meets your requirements.
This workshop is designed to teach you how to create your own unique design bronze pendant from Bronze metal clay. Under Rodi's guidance you will create your own template and design, your own unique piece that incorporates the included techniques. You will decorate both the front and the back of the pendant with hand formed and carved elements. After kiln firing the piece, you will also bezel set the stone by either creating and soldering a bezel setting or soldering a cup bezel setting determined by the pendant design .
You will also cover rotary tool sanding, polishing and the addition of patina to your piece based on your preferred finish. Royal Bronze is designed to open the door to realize new inspirations in your designs made possible with the skills you will learn. You will be producing, not reproducing a piece.
Recommended experience, participants should have previous experience in or knowledge of:
producing a complete piece in any metal clay or jewelry making.
Polymer clay, lamp-work, glass work, pottery.
Working with fire! NOTE: Base metal clay (including bronze) using the techniques in this workshop requires kiln firing. You should have a kiln (or access) in order to benefit from this workshop.
Included in workshop:
All you need to successfully produce your unique designed pendant,
Access to all the tools required (you can bring your own carving tools and discover their potential;-),
Kit Fee (payable on-site)
Participants may bring:
50 grms of Aussie Gold Bronze Clay (Available for purchase onsite @ $21) Note: Only Aussie Gold Bronze may be used, other brands of bronze clay will not fit with the firing schedule of this workshop.
Their own basic tool kit and / or carving tools (it is important that any tools that have been previously used on silver metal clays be thoroughly cleaned to avoid any potential cross contamination).
Accommodation / Travel:
Travel and accommodation costs are not included in the workshop pricing,
Travel Assistance is offered through an external partner. All travel and accommodation is at the discretion of, and the sole responsibility of the participant.
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