Metal Clay Rings
Learn the secrets to sizing metal clay rings as you form both coil and flat bands. You’ll make a slab “washer” style ring with a custom template, and fire a flat strip that you’ll bend into shape after firing. You’ll also learn how to account for shrinkage, strength and durability. You can use previously learned skills and/or try out a two-part mold making material to replicate decorative buttons and other designs to decorate the bands of your unique ring.
- Materials will be available for purchase in class at a discounted cost; plan to
- spend approximately $50 on material. A lunch break will be provided; students are encouraged
- to bring a bag lunch. Prerequisite: Students must have experience using Metal Clay. Please know what size rings you want to make.
About the Instructor
Lora Hart was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, and moved to historic Richmond, Virginia in 2012. Lora is the Artistic Advisor and one of eight Senior Instructors for PMC Connection, a leading importer and distributor of Precious Metal Clay and metal clay accessories. Working with metal clay since the turn of the century, Lora has taught at numerous colleges (including Otis College of Art and Design), bead stores, and conferences & conventions around the country. An artist inspired by historic imagery, Lora's jewels and tutorials have been featured in a number of books, magazines, and calendars. As a designer, educator, and creativity coach, her passion for the art and business of jewelry making has taken her across the United States to help other makers explore their own passions, develop their craft and expand their skills.See More Classes By Instructor