Barbara Rivolta

Designing with Metal Clay JW106

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Fri 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Levels: Beginner

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

Metal clay is a made from microscopic particles of metal mixed with an organic binder that is worked much like pottery clay. The binder burns off during kiln firing, fusing the particles into a solid piece of metal. Metal clay allows for deep textures, sculpted and molded elements, and great details that can be combined with traditional metal smithed components. It is ideal for mixed media jewelry combining CZ's, glass, ceramic and other materials. Projects in bronze and silver clays emphasize technique, construction and design.
A fee of $100 will be paid to the instructor for bronze and silver clays and other materials used in class.

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Advanced Techniques in Metal Clay Jewelry JW122

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

In this class students will build on skills learned in Designing with Metal Clay. Explore using base metal clays, as well as forming pieces using syringe, paste, and metal clay sheet. Learn how to combine glass, ceramics and other materials with metal clay to create unique mixed media pieces.
A $15 materials fee is paid directly to instructor plus the cost of metal clay (available from instructor or may be purchased from on-line vendors).

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Advanced Techniques in Metal Clay Jewelry: Setting Stones JW123

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

In this class students will build on skills learned in Designing with Metal Clay. This class will concentrate on projects featuring different methods of setting non-firable stones in bronze, copper and silver metal clays.
A $15 materials fee is paid directly to instructor plus the cost of metal clay (available from instructor or may be purchased from on-line vendors).

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Advanced Techniques in Metal Clay Jewelry: Polymer Clay & Resin JW124

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate, Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

In this class students will build on skills learned in Designing with Metal Clay. Explore adding color to your copper, bronze, or silver metal clay creations polymer clay and other materials combined with UV resin.
$50 materials fee paid to instructor plus the cost of metal clay (available from instructor or may be purchased from on-line vendors).

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Advanced Techniques in Metal Clay Jewelry: Ceramics and Glass JW125

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Fri 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Levels: Intermediate,Advanced

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $159.00

Non-Member: $189.00

Lab Fee:   $15.00

In this class students will build on skills learned in Designing with Metal Clay. Learn a more economical way of working with silver metal clay by combining it with ceramics including commercial bisque beads, your own pottery creations and even Grandma's broken china. Make and set your own colorful glass cabochons in silver metal clay.
$40 materials fee paid to instructor plus the cost of metal clay (available from instructor or may be purchased from on-line vendors).

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Discover the Charm of Metal Clay W-JW121

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $155.00

Non-Member: $175.00

Discover the charm of metal clay in this two-day workshop! This fabulous material is worked like pottery clay and becomes precious metal when fired in a kiln. You will learn several techniques for working in metal clay while making charms, spacers, and a clasp for a sterling silver charm bracelet. There is a $125 materials kit fee of which is paid directly to the instructor.

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Shadow Box Pendant in Silver Metal Clay W-JW136

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: Beginner,Intermediate

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $115.00

Make a three dimensional, scenic shadow box in silver metal clay. This is a great project for the determined beginner or intermediate metal clay student. You will roll, texture, and cut the clay. Then the cut clay pieces will be dried on a form, joined, and decorated with molded and sculpted elements. You will also learn to make a bail, set a CZ, refine and finish your creation. A $65 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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Silver Metal Clay on Ceramic & Raku Beads W-JW137

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $115.00

Make beautiful beads combining bisque ceramic beads and metal clay in three forms - paste, lump clay, and paper clay. This is an economical way to use metal clay and will appeal to potters as well as metal clay jewelry makers. Learn how to apply metal clay to ceramics and how to fire and finish it. Experience the exciting Japanese technique of firing Raku. We will be using some commercial beads as well as handmade pottery beads supplied by the instructor. Potters may bring their own bisque or glaze fired beads. An $80 materials fee is paid directly to instructor.

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Eezy Peezy Paper Punch Earrings in Silver Metal Clay W-JW138

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Sat 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $95.00

Non-Member: $115.00

Make lots of easy-peezy earrings using silver metal clay, scrapbooking paper punches, and faceted cabochons. This is a great project for all levels from beginners to experienced metal clay users looking for fun new techniques. This workshop also includes an easy way to set faceted cabochons in metal clay. A $75 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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Enameled Pendant on Silver Metal Clay W-JW139

Instructor: Rivolta, Barbara

Day of Week: Sat & Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Levels: All Levels

Location: Dunedin Fine Art Center

Member Tuition: $155.00

Non-Member: $175.00

In this two-day workshop, students will create a colorful cloisonne-enameled pendant in fine silver metal clay. Using metal clay allows you to easily create cells for cloisonne without hard to apply wires. A textured background (champleve) will add interest. In addition to metal clay skills, you will learn to wet pack and fire enamels and how to clean and finish your piece. A $140 materials fee is paid directly to the instructor.

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