Saturday June 15th – Silver Metal Clay Pendant with Glass Cabochon
This one-day, fast paced workshop will share the secrets of success of making a lovely pendant using silver and a handmade glass cabochon stone. The silver metal clay is recycled from pure silver (.999 pure) and manufactured to be workable almost like ceramic clay – hand shaping with your fingers and small hand tools. The glass cabochon is set into the clay and then the whole piece is fired in a glass kiln under high heat, resulting in a beautiful silver and glass pendant in one day.
The workshop details: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Bring a work apron and eye magnification, if needed, for close detail work. Taught by Debra Carus, a Senior Instructor with Art Clay World, in collaboration with Betsy Valian, glass cabochon maker. No experience needed. Cost is $150 per person, which includes all materials and the use of tools.
Minimum 3 people, maximum 7.
Artist Bio: Debra Carus is a full time goldsmith and silversmith, specializing in jewelry that combines precious metals and gemstones. Her designs are influenced by her Scandinavian heritage and love of Viking folklore. Her work can be found in galleries, at juried art festivals online at www.elentari-handverk.com, and at Scandinavian arts venues across the U.S. She has been a metalsmithing instructor for 17 years, teaching all levels of metalworking, stone setting, glass enameling, and specialty skills such as Norwegian filigree and granulation. She is also a Senior Instructor for Art Clay World, a leading manufacturer of recycled precious metal clay. She teaches at the Multnomah Arts Center in Portland OR, the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology on the Oregon Coast, as a guest instructor in many locations, and in her studio in Clackamas, Oregon.