When does clay become silver? When the alchemy of Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is part of the process, and the process is fascinating. PMC is composed of microscopic silver particles held in an organic clay binder which when fired, fuses to 99.9 percent fine silver. The clay is worked just as one might use modeling clay, then dried, sanded, fired and polished. The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council’s Centre for the Arts brings back instructor Janice Colvin to teach a one-day workshop in this fun and interesting technique.
Students will learn to use PMC to make a pendant set with a cubic zirconia stone and time and clay permitting, charms, beads or earrings. PMC clay and necessary tools will be supplied as part of the materials fee. Bring small objects for texturing or mold making – shells, bark or buttons make interesting components. Ages 16 and up will enjoy learning from life-long artist and instructor Janice Colvin. The class will be held from 11 am to 4 pm on Saturday, February 21. The deadline for registration is February 13.
Colvin is an adventurous artisan who is co-owner of Sea Foam Jewels, fashioning casual and fine jewelry using sterling, imported crystal and glass beads.
Fees are $95 for Arts Council Members, $110 for non-members. The class will be held at the Centre for the Arts, 206 S. Commerce St., Centreville, MD. Call 410.758.2520 or email email@example.com for more information.
Arts Council classes are designed to renew existing interests, and to develop new skills. Registration materials are available at 206 South Commerce St. in Centreville, Tuesday – Friday from 9 am to 5 pm, by calling 410-758-2520, online www.arts4u.info or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org The Centre receives support through a grant from the Maryland State Arts Council.
The Queen Anne’s County Arts Council is a non-profit organization committed to
promoting, expanding, and sustaining the arts.