ARTISAN COURSES

ARTISAN COURSES

Artisan courses are specialty courses designed to focus attention on specific metal clay techniques. 

 

After completion of Camp PMC Course 101, students can enroll in any of the artisan courses. A Certificate of Completion will be issued by the PMC Instructor upon completion. Artisan courses do not need to be taken in succession. They may be taken in any order after Course 101 has been completed. Please read instructors course descriptions for skill levels required.

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SOLDERING & FUSING ON PMC Course 103

This course teaches students the basic techniques of soldering sterling silver, copper, brass and metal clays. As well as fusing fine silver, Argentium and metal clays.

Students will make four projects including fine silver post earrings, fine silver and Argentium fused earrings, .950 OneFire soldered ring with a stone and a .950 OneFire, copper/brass pendant with a stone.

This course is 14 hours of instruction and may be taught in-person or online.

More Artisan courses are being added soon!

ELEMENTAL LINKED BRACELET Course 104

In this course, students will learn the fundamental techniques of setting stones with bezel wire and bezel cups. Students will first design a PMC bracelet using both PMC3 and PMC Flex to create heavy, detailed links which can be fired together. Once the bracelet is complete, students will shift from metal clay work to basic soldering skills to create fitted bezels and settings.

Students will make one linked bracelet with 6 stone settings using PMC3, PMC Flex and .925 wires.

This course is 14 hours of instruction and may be taught in-person or online.

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STACKERS & SPINNERS WITH PMC Course 105

In this fun course, students will utilize PMC Syringe clay to create five unique rings which can all be made without a kiln.

Students will make five ring projects including two simple silver bands, a band with embedded cubic zirconias, a band with soldered tube settings, and finally a soldered sheet metal band with a PMC spinner ring. Students will learn to design unique rings, torch fire and solder sterling and fine silver.

This course is 14 hours of instruction and may be taught in-person or online.

THREE KINDS OF ENAMELING WITH PMC Course 106

This course is designed to teach students everything they need to know about enameling on PMC. Students will learn to create enamel test strips as well as make three different types of enamel projects. Students will make a cloisonne pendant, a champleve pendant and a pair of plique a jour earrings. The students will learn the necessary skills required to do many types of enameling on their own.

Students will make four projects including test strips, cloisonne pendant, champleve penant and pique a jour earrings using PMC3.

This course is 14 hours of instruction and may be taught in-person or online.

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INCORPORATING GLASS WITH PMC Course 107

During Incorporating Glass with PMC Course 107, students will learn everything they need to know about using different types of glasses in combination with PMC silver clays. First students learn to fuse their own cabochons of glass by cutting, stacking and firing fusible glasses.

 

After creating their cabochons, students will work with fine silver metal clays to create high fire and low fire projects including two pendants and a pair of earrings. The instructor will discuss different types of glasses, different designs requiring different types of firing and detailed kiln schedules for the best firing results.

 

Students will make 8 glass cabochons, one simple pendant, one complex pendant and a pair of earrings using PMC3 and fusible glass.

This course is 14 hours of instruction and may be taught in-person or online.