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Memphis Botanic Garden

Metal Clay Basics - Fine Silver Leaves

Make ephemeral real leaves permanent in fine silver

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Metal Clay Basics - Fine Silver Leaves

Time & Location

Apr 16, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Memphis Botanic Garden, 750 Cherry Rd, Memphis, TN 38117, USA

About the Event

Leaves and flowers can remind us of people we know, places we’ve been, or characteristics we want to nurture within ourselves. However, the same ephemeral nature that we cherish them for makes them difficult to carry with us. In this class, attendees will choose a real, live leaf from the vast variety of leaves available at the Garden (or two if you prefer earrings) and coat it with several layers of Fine Silver Metal Clay paste. The leaf will burn off when the piece is fired in the kiln and you will have an exact replica of the leaf in .999 pure fine silver.

The class will cover all the ways one can choose to hang the piece, finishing techniques, and basic metal clay handling. Tools are provided for use in class and all materials necessary for the completion of this project are included in the cost. The variety and uniqueness of many of the leaves available in class make this a favorite for new ‘metal clayers’ as well as experienced artists. Attendees will leave class with a finished piece. There will be a mid-day lunch break, and you are welcome to bring a lunch or order from the on-site cafe.

Class taught by Brandy Boyd, Senior Instructor ACW and Camp PMC certified instructor. Call 901-636-4128 to register by noon April 14. $90 MBG Members/$105 Non-Members.

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