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Sun, Apr 14

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Memphis Botanic Garden

Metal Clay Basics - Fine Silver Leaves

Special Sunday offering!

Metal Clay Basics - Fine Silver Leaves
Metal Clay Basics - Fine Silver Leaves

Time & Location

Apr 14, 2024, 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, you will choose a real, leaf from the vast variety of leaves available at the Gardens (or 2 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 a replica of the leaf in .999 pure Fine Silver. We will cover all the ways you can hang your piece, finishing techniques, and basic metal clay handling. 

Tools are provided for use in class. You must purchase a kit with all the materials to make a necklace or pair of earrings for $50 (tax included) payable to the instructor at class time (cash or credit card only). 

The variety and uniqueness of many of the leaves available in class make this a favorite for new ‘Metal Clayers’ and experienced artists alike. You will leave class with a finished piece. There will be a mid-day lunch break, and you are welcome to bring your lunch, or order from the on-site café Fratelli’s at the Garden.

Pricing: Members - $65, Non-Members - $73, plus a $55 kit fee payable to instructor at time of class   Final Registration Date: April 12th, 2024

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