In this 3 1/2 hour workshop, Cathi will teach you everything you need to know about metal clay.
Originating in Japan in 1990, metal clay can be shaped just like any soft clay, by hand or using molds. After drying, the clay can be fired in a variety of ways such as in a kiln, with a handheld gas torch, or on a gas stove (we will be using a torch). The binder then burns away, leaving the pure silver. LIKE MAGIC ;)
All tools and materials will be provided including 20 grams of metal (silver) clay. You will make a pendant and a pair of earrings or a bunch of charms for a bracelet or necklace. You can purchase additional clay during the class if you get ambitious!
About the Artist:
Cathi Milligan started her art career in the field of graphic design before discovering glass. Glass has since become pretty much all she thinks about. Her glass experience spans over 27 years, mastering techniques such as torch working, kiln forming, mosaic, and now adding glass blowing. This experience has afforded her many opportunities such as television appearances demonstrating torch work and kiln forming, as well as macramé, writing a book (on macramé), and some public art commissions. Cathi creates most of her work in her Sun Valley studio, The Glass Studio.
Date: Monday, April 20, 2020 Time: 9:30am-1:00pm
Location: These Hands Maker's Collective 1629 Abbot Kinney Blvd., Venice, CA 90291
Located in The Piece Collective building next door to The Tasting Kitchen.
Street Parking on Abbot Kinney or metered parking behind studio.