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2015 Metal Clay Workshops

Patrik Kusek Metal Clay Workshops

MicroMosaics in Metal Clay
June 5 & 6 
at
Studio E.Y.E.
Beacon Falls Business Park
141 South Main Street
Beacon Falls, CT 06403

Phone: 203-819-1446

I’m excited to be teaching this workshop at the talented Robert Dancik’s new venue!

MicroMosaics in Metal Clay
July 1, 2 & 3
Mendocino Art Center
45200 Little Lake Street at Kasten Street
Mendocino, CA 95460707-937-5818 or 800-653-3328
Fax: 707-937-4625
http://www.mendocinoartcenter.org/Summer15/Kusek.html
Send MAC an email

Always lovely to visit this wonderful place. The creativity in the new jewelry studio is endless!

Patrik Kusek metal clay workshop at Mendocino Art Center

Patrik Kusek metal clay workshop at Mendocino Art Center

 

The Artisan Craft Expo –
Las Vegas
July 9 thru 11

TH-06: Metal Clay: The Versatile Lentil Bead

In this workshop, we’ll explore making lentil beads (saucer beads) with metal clay. We’ll use ordinary household items to shape and mold metal clay. This versatile bead can be drilled in the front to create a pendant, or drilled in the center or on the sides to make a bead. It can also be dissected to create complex forms. Students will learn: beginning/intermediate metal clay techniques, how to create hollow forms using household items, and how to assemble and layer metal clay. Students will also learn finishing techniques and how to apply patinas. Beginner or advanced beginners will benefit from this workshop. Students Bring: Basic metal clay tool kit: Roller, playing cards or slats, release agent, work surface, pin tool, rubber tipped clay shaper, set of sanding sponges, 400 grit wet/dry emery paper, spray bottle with water and brush, brass brush, and ruler. Students may also want to bring texture plates or other texture making tools.

FR-04: Metal Clay Hollow Forms: The Pod

In this workshop we’ll explore making a pod necklace with metal clay using hollow form techniques. We’ll also explore a number of surface treatments that you can apply to any metal clay project. Students will learn: intermediate metal clay techniques, how to create hollow forms using a non-burnable core instead of cork clay, a variety of surface treatments using slip techniques. There will also be a discussion of how to use 22K. Students with some metal clay experience will benefit most from this workshop. Students bring: Basic metal clay tool kit: Roller, playing cards or slats, release agent, work surface, pin tool, rubber tipped clay shaper, set of sanding sponges, spray bottle with water and brush, brass brush, and ruler. Plus a 0 or 00 size round brush, 1/8” chisel or angular brush.

SA-06: Metal Clay Locket HIDden Treasures

In this workshop students will make a pendant with a hidden compartment. Students will learn: basic metal clay techniques, how to make custom templates, how to create a hidden compartment, how to set a gemstone using bezel cups, and how to finish and add patina. Students will also create a swing hinge, and attach a bail using an easy to master riveting tool. Students bring: Basic metal clay tool kit: Roller, playing cards or slats, release agent, work surface, pin tool, rubber tipped clay shaper, set of sanding sponges, spray bottle with water and brush, brass brush, ruler, exacto knife, file or salon boards. 4mm cabochon (instructor will have some cabochons for sale).

September – 26 -27
Studio E.Y.E.

Beacon Falls Business Park
141 South Main Street
Beacon Falls, CT 06403

Metal Clay – Poison Ring


Workshop Title: Choose your poison!…Metal Clay Poison Rings
Students will choose from a selection of different construction techniques to create their own unique ring out of PMC 960. Learn the basics of working with PMC 960, metal clay dry construction techniques, proper ring sizing for PMC 960 and firing. Different surface decorations options will be discussed along with micro-mosaic techniques. Explore different types of hinges and mechanisms to keep your potion a secret. Please be responsible and use your poison ring for good, not evil!

Silver metal clay poison ring with London Blue Topaz by Patrik Kusek

Silver metal clay poison ring with London Blue Topaz by Patrik Kusek

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Silver metal clay poison ring with London Blue Topaz by Patrik Kusek

 

Fall Makers Retreat at the Ranch Center for Arts and Craft

Fall Makers Retreat at the Ranch Center for Arts and Craft

October 8 thru 12

Fall Makers Retreat at The Ranch. Center for Arts and Craft.

Click here for more info!

 

 

Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson

Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson

December 12 and 13

The Hui Visual Arts Center- Maui, HI

Hui No’eau – What will you create?

Into to PMC Decemeber 12

Intro to Rings in Metal Clay

http://huinoeau.com/classes/adults/jewelry/

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