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Two Day Polymer Clay Workshop with Stacy Nathan

  • Saturday, May 04, 2019
  • 10:00 AM
  • Sunday, May 05, 2019
  • 4:00 PM
  • 5353 Buford Highway NE Doraville GA 30340
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 Polymer clay allows artists to play with color in 3D!

   

 

Stacy Nathan

May 4 & 5, 2019

Saturday & Sunday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Join Stacy Nathan, whose personal mixed-media work incorporates Polymer Clay, enamel, gem stones and found objects.  Stacy sought out master teachers to hone her expertise in both Polymer Clay and enamel.  Currently, Stacy teaches classes in metalsmith techniques at MAGG.

Polymer clay allows artists to play with color in 3D.  Its qualities encourage us to borrow from other art forms like Raku pottery, lamp working, quilting, sewing and marquetry to name just a few.  Textures can be 'patinated' using acrylic and the new Genesis heat set paints.  Polymer can imitate ivory and wood or just make people wonder "What is this?  I want to touch it and find out!"

This class will introduce metalsmiths to polymer clays' basic qualities and its potential as a design medium and tool.  We will cover several techniques such as color gradation, millefiori, backfilling and textures; more if time permits.  Our goal will be creating pieces that can be set in silver, layered with other stones as well as smaller elements incorporating wire, feathers or beads.

Students should purchase one or two colors of Premo! Sculpey or Premo! Accents clay.  Because of our curing temperatures and the requirements of our projects there will be no substitution of other types of polymer clay.  Our approach will be traditional bezel setting and I will discuss my method of 'shape packing' and why you might choose one over the other.

Come learn how the 'new kid on the block' has grown up from kids creating gnomes, fairies and miniature food to the darling of contemporary jewelers. sculptors and crafters the world over.

Cost

Members - $200

Non-Members - $230

at time of registration online

There will be a $20 Kit fee, paid to the instructor.

(Kit will include conditioned black, white and scrap clay, bezel cup and cab, copper tubing, faux ivory cane, Beadalon wire and crimps, consumables.)

Supply List

  • One or two colors of Premo! Sculpey or Premo! Accents clay (no substitutions!)
  • Fine silver bezel wire - minimum 3mm tall, 26 gauge, 6"-12"
  • 3" square sheet of 24-20 gauge for pendant back.  Nugold, copper or silver
  • 24-20 gauge wire for ear wires
  • 4.5mm O.D. tubing for bail, approximately 12mm.  (This is my personal preference.  Jump ring connections may be more suitable for your design.)
  • Your favorite tools: saw, files, forming pliers Joyce Chen scissors, solder.  (MAGG Studio has some tools for your use.)
  • 12" square smooth ceramic tile to work on.
  • Notebook

Where

MAGG Studio, 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA 30340

Registration

Not a current MAGG member?  Join today  Membership is $50 annually.

Register for the workshop with the participation fee payable in advance via the MAGG website at www.georgiagoldsmiths.org

If your payment is accepted, you are registered for the workshop.  If the workshop is sold out and you want to be added to the wait list, email MAGGCoordinator@gmail.com

Cancellation / Refund Policy

If you need to cancel your registration, please notify the workshop contact as soon as possible.  A cancellation fee of 20% of the workshop tuition will be charged on cancellations received more than 28 days before the start of the workshop.  Cancellations received less than 28 days but more than 7 days before the workshop will receive a 50% refund; cancellations received 7 days or less before the start of the workshop will receive no refund.  If your seat in the workshop can be filled, only the cancellation fee (20%) will apply.

Accommodations

For anyone wanting to stay in a hotel near the 5353 Buford Highway NE, Doraville, GA location, we have a special rate at the Clarion Hotel, 2001 Clearview Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30340.  Call 770-455-3700 and mention Metal Arts Guild of Georgia, aka, Georgia Goldsmiths Guild, when making your reservation and ask for the "Local Rate".

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