Precious Metal Clay Party


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Precious Meta Clay (PMC) was discovered by Mitsubishi utilizing micro-fine precious-metal particles that are the by-product of the auto-manufacturing industry. It is currently available in silver, gold, copper, and bronze.

They add an organic binder that manipulates like clay. Impressions, molding, and/or sculpting with this material is easy and exciting. Once an object is made, the item is fired, burning out the organic binder, and for this class, leaving 99.9 fine silver.

This class will focus on earrings and matching pendant, or any other jewelry item you’d like to make. Bring your ideas and learn with others as you transform this clay-like material into a beautiful, heirloom-quality keepsake.

You will leave the class with your new creations. Your imagination is your limit! This is your opportunity to create your own signature look.

The price reflects your instruction, the current cost of silver, and the firing process.

Let yourself try something new! You’ll love what you finish and take home from the class.

4 hour workshop, August 17th, 2024 9am – noon.

About The Instructor

Cathy Jo Wheeler’s jewelry has been described as playful, whimsical, funky, and fun. She designs jewelry using dichroic glass and precious metal clay. Cathy Jo is drawn to bright, rich colors of the dichroic glass. Her glass jewelry is hand cut from dichroic glass and the different patterns of glass are fused together in a kiln and wrapped with sterling silver wire or .999 silver.

Cathy Jo’s most recent designs are made with sterling or fine silver precious metal clay, combining her love of working with clay and creating jewelry. These silver pieces sometimes include dichroic glass and semi-precious stones. Cathy Jo is an Art Clay Silver Certified Instructor and teaches classes in this medium.

A Birmingham native, Cathy Jo graduated from the University of Montevallo with a degree in Art. She is past President, Screening Chair and Co-Show Chair of the Bluff Park Art Association. Cathy Jo showed her jewelry at Artists Incorporated Gallery, where she was a member of the Board of Directors and Treasurer. She is a juried artist member of the Alabama Craft Guild and serves as Assistant Treasurer. She is also a member of the San Antonio Glass Art Guild, serving as the Recording Secretary, and a member of the Central Alabama Artist Guild.

Additional information

Dates August 17, 2024