12 May 2009 I’m tickled to announce that Laura Moore will present two workshops while she is in Fairbanks:? Introduction to Metal Clay? I? June 6, 2009 9:30-1:00?
Cost $70.00? Limited to 10 Participants; and Introduction to Metal Clay II June 7, 2009 9:30-5:30
Cost $120.00 Limited to 10 Participants

About the Artist: Laura Moore comes from a family with a strong tradition in arts and sciences. She is a level one Art Clay Certified instructor, and Rio Rewards certified in Precious Metal Clay.? She also has a degree in chemistry, and an AS in Ornamental Horticulture. Laura has worked in a wide variety of media such as textile arts, ceramics, and landscape design. Her latest expression is a line of jewelry featuring silver medallions made with impressions of plants and other elements from nature. Her medallions are hand crafted using Precious Metal Clay.

Laura’s work alludes to her life long love of nature; she concentrates on the fine details of the structure of plants and bugs. After creating a relief in silver clay, she uses various patinas and surface treatments to bring out the textural detail.
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Recent exhibits include The San Clemente Art Fair, Descanso Gardens Botanical Bling, Claremont Village Venture, Serria Madre Wisteria Festival, The Edinburgh Festival Fringe, The West End Craft, Art and Design Fair, Edinburgh,? And the Owl and Lion Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland.
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Introduction to Metal Clay? I? Limited to 10 Participants
$70? June 6, 2009 9:30 – 1:00

An introduction to working with metal clay. You will learn how to handle Silver Clay along with forming techniques, firing and storage. We will make a pendant you will take home with you.

Materials included in the class fee are; 10g of Silver Clay, and the use of tools, stamps and textures. Please bring any interesting textures such as lace, fresh leaves, wallpaper use your imagination!? No prior experience necessary.
Introduction to Metal Clay II? Limited to 10 Participants
$120 June 7, 2009? 9:30 – 5:30

This workshop introduces you to many of the possibilities of working with metal clay. We will make a pair of earrings and a stamped pendant. We will set a gemstone, make a custom bail, fire Silver Clay and learn finishing methods. We will make a texture plate for you to use on future projects.

Materials included in the class fee are; 15g of Silver Clay, a 3 mm Gemstone, molding material, findings for your necklace and earrings and the use of tools, stamps and textures.? Please bring any interesting textures such as lace, fresh leaves, wallpaper use your imagination!? No prior experience necessary.
To attend, reserve your space and pre-pay course fee.? For more information, give Rebecca a call at 452-6659.