Introduction to Silver Clay

With Caitlin McNamara

January 23/24 from 10 am- 12 pm plus February 6th from 10-11 am

3 Meetings Online Only


Silver clay is a thrilling and versatile medium that transforms from soft and workable into fine silver jewelry through kiln firing. Learn the basics of shaping, firing and finishing silver clay in this introductory workshop.


This remote weekend class will be lead through a pre-recorded demonstration video that participants will keep for reference, and over three zoom meetings lead by the instructor: 


Saturday 1/23 and Sunday 1/24 will cover texturing, forming and prepping work for the kiln. Students will then have until the following Saturday (1/30) to drop off their pieces for kiln firing, and until Friday, 2/5 to pick them back up. 


Saturday 2/6 students will meet again with Caitlin to learn and apply finishing techniques.


Cost includes a comprehensive silver clay starter tool kit and one pack of clay (value $80). Shipping is available for toolkits for an additional $12 per kit. Email to request shipment of your toolkit. 


Please note images 2, 3, and 4 are of previous student work. 


This class is ideal if you are intending to continue experimenting afterward with silver clay. 

Non-member price: $200, Member price: $180 


Introduction to Silver Clay (1/23, 1/24, 2/6)

    Clay Works

    485 Main Street

    Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

    Print, Story, and Textile Works

    Glebe House

    635 Main St. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

    Glebe House/ Print & Textile Works (845) 442-3044

    Clay Works: (845) 485-3287

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