9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saratoga Springs, NY
This single day workshop will introduce you to bronze metal clay and possibly copper too. While many of the techniques are very similar to the ones used in working with silver clay, there are some significant differences as well. You will learn how to adapt your silver clay techniques to bronze, make slip, join pieces, texture clay, carve, make objects that include use of a mandrel, dry the clay, estimate shrinkage, finish and add colorful patinas and learn all sorts of tips and techniques. The class focus is on working with bronze, but you may also have the opportunity to incorporate copper with your bronze pieces if you like. Come with a willingness to experiment and enjoy the somewhat unpredictable results that come when using a different material! You should have taken a class or have some experience with metal clay to take this class. Since base metal clays require firing in carbon the pieces will not be available until after the class.