Art Clay Coppy, with Katie Baum
December 9, 4pm-9pm
Finally, the simplicity of metal clay in a less expensive formula! Art Clay Copper is a smooth, easy material that results in gorgeous pure copper finished pieces. We’ll be creating two projects, each perfect for artists either new to metal clay or only new to working with copper.
Our first piece will be a beautiful statement cuff, formed and embellished while flat, and fully shaped once fired for a perfect fit. Copper is the perfect medium for large, bold bracelets, as it is both malleable and strong once it’s been properly sintered.
Our second piece is a layered steampunk pendant, which allows us to exploit the softness and detail of our copper.
As each pendant will be formed piece by piece, each is truly one-of-a-kind, changing with each artist’s style and vision. As a final touch, either or both of our projects can be boldly toned with a heat patina, infusing a rainbow of hues into an already stunning accessory.
While our pieces will be kiln-fired for expediency during class, a torch-firing demonstration will be provided, so that artists will feel comfortable should they wish to create their own Art Clay Copper items at home. Pieces will be fully finished in class and ready to wear home.
All materials included.
Katie Baum began focusing on metal clay full-time in 2007. With degrees in Biology, Psychology, and Education, she tries to balance creative expression with logical instructions, enabling students of all backgrounds to comfortably experiment with and learn about metal clay techniques. Promoted in 2014 to become Vice President of Art Clay World USA, Katie is also the company Buyer, part of the Marketing Department, and the Curriculum Coordinator. From 2007 – 2013, she was the Director of the international Art Clay Society. Her first book, Fine Silver Keepsakes, was co-authored with Art Clay Instructor Judi Hendricks and was published in July 2009 (Kalmbach). In November 2010, Katie was accepted as one of the Art Clay Master Instructors, of which there are only 7 in North America. Katie has been teaching across the U.S and internationally at venues including bead shops, home studios, galleries, conferences, trade shows (such as the Bead & Button Show and the Glass Craft Expo) and accredited schools/institutions. In the Chicago area, she has teaching relationships with Lillstreet Art Center, McCord Gallery and Cultural Center, and the Greater Chicago Artisan Center, of which she became the Director in November 2013. While metal clay is her most frequent medium of choice, Katie loves to work with many materials, including polymer clay, mixed metals, gold applications, chainmaille, resin, glass, wire, and various mixed media.
Visiting from out of town for this workshop?