Latest Past Classes

Mixed Metals: Mokume-gane with Metal Clay Silver and Copper

Silvera Jewelry School 1108 Virginia Street, Berkeley

Mokume-gane is a old metalworking procedure used first by the Japanese which creates a mixed-metal seal of distinctive layered metal patterns. The Japanese then used the decorative metal to fabricate swords, jewelry and other ornamental objects.  Continuing their innovative practices, the Japanese recently developed mokume-gane techniques using Metal Clay. The process combines and then forms patterned Silver […]

Metal Clay: A Touch of Gold

Silvera Jewelry School 1108 Virginia Street, Berkeley

  This class is designed for metal clay enthusiast wishing to add a splash of gold to their work creating beautiful contrasts and added value.  Three methods of gold application will be taught: painting with 22k gold metal clay paste;  keum-boo, the art of fusing 24k gold foil to metal; and pen-plating with 18k gold. […]

Metal Clay: A Sampler

Mendocino Art Center 45200n Little Lake Street, Mendocino

                   A workshop designed for both beginning students and those seeking to refresh skills, learn new techniques and try some of the newer metal clay products.   Day 1, begins with the tried and true product originally develop in Japan in 1996: Fine Silver Metal Clay. Students will create […]