Classes

I currently teach Precious Metal Clay (PMC), Bronze Clay  and Fused Art Glass Jewelry classes at a variety of places in Pennsylvania. I am a certified Precious Metal Clay (PMC) teacher/artisan through PMC Connection.  I now also offer private classes in my home studio in the various media I work in–such as Silver Metal Clay (PMC), Bronze Clay and Fused Glass Jewelry.  Students who don’t have kilns can also have their work fired and tumbled by arrangement. Just e-mail me: lzswan76@yahoo.com or call  me at 717-380-6299!  

 

SILVER METAL CLAY (PMC) & GLASS PENDANT WORKSHOP

Location: My home studio in Lancaster, PA.

In this 4 hour class, learn to create gorgeous PMC 3 pendants with mini dichroic glass cabochons that I make in my home studio.  Learn how to apply texture to the PMC using molds, rubber stamps & texture mats and to then how to embed mini dichros to add fantastic color & vibrancy! Beginners are welcome! Student tool kits are provided for your use. PMC3 will be available for sale or you are welcome to bring your own.  Firing will be done after you leave and the work can be mailed to you or picked up. Please contact me regarding current price for this workshop.

   

FUSED ART GLASS JEWELRY

Location: My home studio in Lancaster, PA.

Have you wanted to learn how to fuse the beautiful art glass jewelry you’ve seen at craft & art fairs? Come to my home studio and learn to cut specialty fusing & dichroic glass to create beautiful sparkling art glass jewelry in this weekend workshop! Your cut glass creations are fired in my studio kiln and then I’ll teach you to turn your finished work into pins, pendants or earrings with bails and or wire. Tuition includes use of tools and glass firings. Students can purchase fusing glass from me. Glass costs range in price from $1.00 to $7.00. Please contact me regarding current price for this class.

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SILVER METAL CLAY (PMC) JEWELRY

Location: My home studio in Lancaster, PA.

This is my basic 4 hour class to learn Precious Metal Clay (PMC) jewelry. PMC is fine silver metal clay which can enable any one to create their own unique “pure silver” jewelry with very simple tools!  Silver clay is a lump of wet clay that can be rolled, imprinted with rubber stamps, pressed into molds and cut into simple shapes to create fine silver earrings, pendants, beads and charms. No experience necessary. Tool kits will be provided for student use.  Utilizing texture mats, rubber stamps, molds, and clay cutters provided by me, students can create multiple jewelry pieces. The number of pieces will vary according to the size packet of clay a student uses and the size of the jewelry pieces. We will work with PMC3 which also enables students to create pieces with fused glass. The price of PMC is tied to the daily silver market & thus changes each day. You are welcome to bring your own PMC or purchase PMC from me. Please contact me for the current price of this workshop.  I am a certified PMC instructor since 2004. My work is published in the PMC Guild Annual and Metal Clay Artist magazine.

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BRONZE METAL CLAY JEWELRY

Location: My home studio in Lancaster, PA.

A 4 hour introduction to working with bronze metal clay which can be pinched, rolled, sculpted & textured with simple tools to form jewelry and small sculptural pieces. Learn to create your own unique bronze earrings, pendants, and bracelets! More economical than Precious Metal Clay, (PMC) it comes in powder form which students will learn to mix to form into a wet clay. Firing is done in two firings in charcoal. Tuition includes use of tool kits. Please contact me to schedule and for the current price of this workshop.
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