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Introduction to Precious Metal Clay with Amy Brandenburg

January 9, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Introduction to Precious Metal Clay with Amy Brandenburg

Explore jewelry making using precious metal clay (PMC). PMC is clay made of metal particles, which may be sculpted to create pieces that become solid, fine silver when fired. Each student will create a pair of small earrings and a charm or a bead. Students will learn how to texture the clay, fire, patina and polish. All skill levels welcome.

When: Saturday, January 9, 2021, 11AM – 5PM
Where: Toe River Arts Spruce Pine Owen Gallery
Workshop Fee: $125 (includes material and tool rental)

Amy Brandenburg is a certified PMC instructor in Asheville, NC who has taught metal clay for the last 9 years. She received a BA in Jewelry Design from Columbia College in Chicago and an MA in Visual Culture; Costume Studies from NYU. An award-winning metal clay artist and member of the Southern Highlands Craft Guild, she creates jewelry inspired by history, nature and architecture that is enameled, carved and three dimensional. Sharing her passion for metal clay, she creates an environment where others can experiment, learn and grow. View Amy Brandenburg’s process here.

To register for any of these workshops, contact Community Outreach Coordinator Melanie Finlayson at 828.765.0524 or melanie@toeriverarts.org. Participants must wear cloth face coverings over the nose and mouth and properly socially distance during workshops.


January 9, 2021
11:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Toe River Arts Gallery – Spruce Pine
269 Oak Ave
Spruce Pine, NC 28777 United States
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