Intro to Metal Clay

In this three and a half hour class, students will be introduced to silver metal clay and the basic tools used for creating torch fired metal clay jewelry.  Students will create a pair of metal clay silver earrings from start to finish. If time allows, students may make a second pair or simple pendant. Classes will be held in Barbara’s home-based studio in Goleta, CA.

Examples of metal clay earrings on Pinterest


  • Students will learn about the composition and brief history of metal clay.
  • Students will be introduced to basic tools, workspace, and working stages for creating fine silver jewelry with metal clay.
  • Students will design and create one or two pair of metal clay earrings.
  • Students will torch fire dried  clay pieces to transform them into fine silver.
  • Students will hand finish, patina and polish their new pieces of fine silver  jewelry.

Cost: $130 includes 16 grams of silver clay ($30 value), tools and materials.  Save $30 if you sign up for two classes, same day. Students may want to bring magnification eyewear if needed.  Additional clay may be purchased if needed during class.

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Student work from Intro to MC Class

Student work from Intro to MC, and Multi-Layer Pendant Classes

Also check out Metal clay earrings on Pinterest