Metal Clay and Enameling

Friday, November 3, 2023; 10:00AM - 4:00PM PT (Pacific Time)

In Person

Cost: $195

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Cost: $170

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Create wonderful fine silver jewelry pieces with shimmering enamel color with simple tools.

Metal clay is fantastic - shape your design in clay, then fire it to remove the binder, revealing solid fine silver. Create texture and designs that can be enameled with beautiful colored glass.

Enameling is firing glass on metal. Use brilliant transparent enamels to add color to your designs and over texture.

Arlene and Anat will demonstrate these two techniques that combine to create colorful pieces of silver jewelry.

In the first part of this class you’ll learn to texturize and shape metal clay into unique jewelry pieces and then fire it with a torch or kiln into pure solid metal. Metal clay can be rolled, pressed or molded to create the perfect base for the colorful enameling process.

Design and create two to three pieces of jewelry, then discover how to create beautiful color through a variety of enameling techniques. Anat will demonstrate how to choose and apply enamels. You’ll use a simple, home friendly butane kitchen torch to fire both your metal clay and the enamels.


Techniques taught:
• Basics of working with metal clay
• Texturing metal clay
• Torch firing metal clay
• Basics of enameling
• Torch firing enamel on metal clay


This course is available as an in-person workshop or live online class. Please check this page for times and formats available.


A kit of materials is included with this class.


A handout is included with the class. A pdf of the handout is sent to students before the first day of class.


Classes at our school include use of tools, with each student having their own bench to use during class. Online students will need to have their own tools (see the list of tools below).  Feel free to contact us with any questions. 


Tools Required for Online Students
This is a list of tools online students need to practice the techniques shown in class. (in-person students have tools to use at school)

  • Enameling
    • Big Shot butane torch
    • Blazer butane
    • Sifter 80 mesh
    • Trivet -
    • Fire brick -(This is the recommended surface for enameling and will also work for firing your metal clay.)
    • Steel curved tweezers
    • 12"x12" tile for underneath the firebrick 
  • Metal Clay
    • Art Clay Syringe with tip (5 grams)
    • Fine Point Paint brush
    • Non-stick work surface
    • Acrylic Roller
    • Short Bristle Steel Brush
    • Acrylic work surface
    • Needle tool
    • Set of Files
    • Airtight container for clay
    • Texture mat
    • Template
    • Burnishing tool
    • Hot Plate or cup warmer, or hair dryer. 
    • Deck of playing cards
    • Brownie baking pan
    • Emery board (nail files)
    • Metric ruler
    • Olive oil
    • Bamboo skewer stick


Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.



This class is open to all levels - beginners welcome!


Anat Silvera or Arlene Mornick

If a class is online, or is a combination online and in-person session, all students receive a link to a recording of the class demonstrations. In-person only workshops are not recorded. For staff instructor classes, students have access to the recordings for one year. For guest instructors, access is 30 days. 

If a kit is included with the class, online students will have them mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class. More information about the kit is included with the supplies list which is emailed after registration.

International students may be charged an additional amount for shipping, because of the increased cost to ship abroad. Also, shipments to other countries may incur a tariff payable by the student. International students are welcome to contact us re: these costs and options for their materials. Please be sure that the address with your payment is the correct one for shipping.

If this class is offered online, it uses the Zoom app/website. Through Zoom, you’ll be able to see demos and follow instructions, ask questions and interact with your instructor. Zoom is easy to use and free for students to use for class, and works on most devices, like phones (iPhone, Android, etc), tablets (iPads, etc), and computers (Mac or PC).

Your instructor is also available during free Zoom office hours for questions and help.

For classes that include work time, online students work at home or in their studio. All of our recommended tools and the kit materials are chosen to be home studio friendly. Links to preferred vendors are provided in the supplies list sent after registration. Some classes, like our short demo only classes, don't require tools or materials to attend. 

We remain committed to keeping everyone as safe as possible while continuing to move forward and adapt to the current circumstances for our in person classes and open studios.

We recommend that in person students be vaccinated, but it's not required. 

Face masks are encouraged while at the school, but no longer required. Students must bring a particulate face mask (N95, KN95, KF94 or similar) to protect against dust and particles when needed and required during class work time.

If you have tested positive for COVID, have symptoms that could be COVID, or feel ill, please don't come to class. Contact us for more information. 

And now the fine print. Payment in full for class fees is due at the time of registration to reserve your place. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, and PayPal. Checks and cash are accepted only if you register at school. If you mail a check, your registration is not processed until it clears and the class may fill during the wait. 

If the workshop is canceled by our school for any reason, all class fees will be refunded, or you can transfer to another class, or you can keep a credit on account with us for future classes or purchases, 

Students can cancel, receive a credit or refund, or transfer to another class up to 21 days before a workshop, whether it is online or in person. No cancellations are accepted after the 21-day deadline, however, we will do what we can to try and sell your place to a qualified student. If we can sell your place, you can receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee, keep a credit on account with us, or apply your fees towards a transfer to another class. 

If you can’t make it to class, you may send a participant who has the necessary prerequisites in your place. Please call or email us immediately with any changes in the student participant information. If a class includes an online section, your class will be recorded and you can watch later to make up a class you miss. 

Students must be at least 15 years old to attend a class, and students under 18 must have a legal guardian sign our liability waiver form. We have had younger students attend classes, on a case by case basis. If you’re interested in enrolling your child, please call or email us. 

If you sign up for a class and fail to have the required prerequisites as listed in the class description, you are still subject to the 21-day cancellation policy, listed above.

Lodging and meals are not included for in person classes.

If you don't come to class, there are no refunds, credits or transfers.

Upcoming Schedule

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