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Silver Metal Clay Paper Type, a unique paper-thin sheet of 99.9% fine silver clay that remains soft during working time and requires no drying time. This amazing product allows the metal clay enthusiast to expand their repertoire of metal clay techniques.
In this workshop students will use Metal Clay Paper type to explore the ageless skills of Quilling and Origami. Quilling is an ancient art technique used during the Renaissance to decorate book covers, cards, jewelry and religious items. It involves the use of strips of paper that are rolled, looped, curled and twisted to create shapes. Students will learn this ageless art form using Metal Clay Paper Type.
Origami is the Japanese art of folding paper into decorative shapes and figures. Prior metal clay experience is required. Projects in this class must be fired in a kiln.
- Cutting Metal Clay paper type
- Forming and shaping paper type prior to firing
- Firing instructions for paper type
- Reshaping after firing
- Attaching fired components
- Second firing instructions
This course is available as an in-person workshop or live online class, and as a 2 week course or 1 day workshop. Please check this page for times and formats available.
A kit of materials is included with this class.
Online students will have kits mailed to them. Kits for in-person students are delivered at the beginning of the first class.
Recordings of class.
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.
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)
A list of tools with links to recommended suppliers for the best prices will be sent to you after registration. If you have questions about the tool list, please contact us.
- Tools from Metal Clay 1- Basics class (a list of these tools is included with your registration)
- Steel Ruler with cork backing
- Craft cutting mat
- Craft tape
- Quilling Circle sizer
- Quilling slotted tool
- Craft knife
- Ultra Ergo Chain Nose
- Circle punches
Please review our COVID-19 guidelines for in-person students.
For the health and safety our staff and students, students are required to show proof of vaccination and to wear masks when attending classes at our school. If you can’t meet these requirements, we invite you to take the online version of this class instead, if available. Please visit our COVID-19 Updates page for more information.
About Our Interactive Online Classes
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.
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.
Read what students have to say about our online classes on the testimonials page.
Class policies for refunds, transfers and cancelations.
Prior Metal Clay experience required.
Location: Silvera Jewelry School, Berkeley, CA