There are as many approaches to box construction as there are artists who make them, and master metal clay artist Pam East has created a box project focusing on intricate, delicate details. This challenging, multi-layered project will greatly expand our metal clay skill set as we build a hinged box featuring tiny gears, tiny gemstones, and tight, unobtrusive hinges with smooth action. The precise work will include rolling, texturing and cutting the clay; sanding and prepping greenware elements; creating and fitting mitered corners; and building small, functional components like hinges, cotter pins, and clasp elements. We’ll also be flush setting tiny stones, designing and constructing an open bail, and learning how to mask stamps and texture plates for unique results. Not into steampunk? Choose a garden inspired theme instead with tiny floral-themed components!
This workshop is intended for students with recent successful metal clay experience, including rolling clay to an even thickness, working with stamps and templates, and proficiency with greenware finishing and using syringe. We’re providing all the tools, equipment and materials you’ll need to complete the projects, so you just have to bring eye magnification and have fun!
Workshop Fee: $695
Materials Fee: $165
(taxable and payable at the time of the workshop)
July 18 – 21, 2019
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
9:30 am – 5:00 pm daily
Reserve your spot by paying in full or making a non-refundable deposit now
and paying the remainder by June 15, 2019
(We’ll send you a separate invoice for the balance and you can pay securely online at your convenience!)
Please be sure to read our Terms and Conditions before registering!
ABOUT PAM EAST
Pam East is an internationally known artist, writer and teacher. She has been an enamelist since 1997, and was named an Art Clay Master Instructor by Art Clay World, USA in 2005. Pam’s work and instructional articles have appeared in Art Jewelry Magazine, Metal Clay Artist Magazine, Lapidary Journal, Glass on Metal Magazine, and many others. Her book Enameling on Metal Clay is considered the definitive resource for enameling on silver clay. She released two comprehensive instructional DVDs Enameling on Copper Clay and Enameling on Silver Clay, in 2014, Pam has appeared on the highly acclaimed Carol Duvall Show on HGTV, and Jewelry Making on the DIY Network.
Pam has been an invited speaker, giving classes and lectures at the Enamellist Society Biennial Conference, the Metal Clay World Conference, and the Pan-European Metal Clay Festival. Pam says “My philosophy can probably best be summed up by Share the Joy. I love working with metal clay and enamels, and there’s nothing I enjoy more than sharing my enthusiasm with my students. Fun, I have found, is contagious. In my teaching, articles, and appearances, I have always worked towards making these art forms as accessible as possible to a wide audience. Even while maintaining a high standard of excellence, making beautiful jewelry need not be difficult or expensive.”
Born and raised in Southern California, Pam now resides in Atlanta, Georgia with her husband and Porsche, the wonder dog.