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$ 145.00
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$ 120.00
11 available

Saturday | ​April 27th | 9am – 12pm | Education Center Classroom 1

This mini book may not land you on the best seller’s list, but your friends will be clamoring at your door for their own personalized copy. Award-winning metal clay artist, Lyle Rayfield, guides participants through the process of creating and texturizing miniature book covers using silver metal clay, embellishing them with tiny clay elements inspired by the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert, and filling them with colorful pages or personalized notes or pictures. When complete, you will want to proudly wear your story for all to see.

Microscopic particles of pure silver are combined with an organic binder to produce the clay-like substance known as silver metal clay. When fired at high temperatures, the binder burns off and the metal particles fuse into a solid piece of silver. No experience is necessary and all skill levels are welcome. Demonstrations and instruction will cover how to properly roll, texture, shape, refine, fire, and finish metal clay creations. You will also learn how a simple butane torch can fire your pieces, so that you can continue to create beautiful jewelry at home without kin, All materials are supplied; magnifying lenses (if needed) and an apron are optional.

$120 members and $145 general public