Time: 6 pm to 9 pm
Materials Cost Included. All Clay is Silver.
Instructor: Laurel Douglas
Experience the magic of crafting with fine silver in its flexible form at our 2-day Metal Clay Workshop. Discover a world of creative opportunities as you:
Master Metal Handling: Learn the art of working with metal clay, shaping it to match your artistic vision.
Sculpt and Mold: Unleash your creativity as you shape and mold raw material into a unique masterpiece.
Create Personalized Molds: Craft custom molds using foam core to infuse your creations with your artistic essence.
Seamlessly Assemble: Acquire techniques to flawlessly attach components before firing, ensuring a cohesive piece.
Design and Attach a Bale: Elevate your skills by adding functional and aesthetic elements to your creation.
Perfect Greenware: Refine your piece's form and finish, bringing your artistic vision to life.
Master Repairs: Gain confidence in fixing imperfections, turning them into integral parts of your creation.
Enhance with Patina: Explore patina application to add depth and character, then master the art of polishing.
Join us, whether you're a newcomer or a seasoned artist, for an immersive metal clay experience that guides you through each step. Let your creativity shine and explore the captivating world of fine silver artistry.
Meet the Instructor:
25 years ago, in the middle of a medical career, I had a mid life epiphany and chose to include art in my life.
I have since completed a Certificate in Drawing and Painting at the Haliburton School for the Arts and followed that with studies at The Toronto School of Art, the Academy of Realist Art, the studios of wonderful painters Jonathon Williams, Donna and Tom Dickson, Britt Zeist, Jane Dill, and Kathy Bailey.
My first mentor and inspiration were a wonderful Canadian painter named Jean Townsend. At her behest I began to travel annually to San Miguel de Allende. It was there I began to learn silversmithing with Abelardo Gil. I followed up with jewelry fabrication courses at George Brown College.
I love the medium and have been devoting more and more of my time to making jewelry. I have branched into work with Precious Metal Sintering, kiln firing pieces in fine silver and base metals. I am now a certified Art Clay Silver instructor.
Most recently I have started adding colour to metal with inks, paints, and enamels, as the wheel is coming full circle.
The principles which informed my painting are the same as those that inform my jewelry, namely finding beauty and fun in the ordinary through form, light and colour.
The Maker's Mark
16655 Yonge Street
Units 19 + 20