Metal Clay Classes

with Barbara Remick, in Prescott, AZ

Now in Prescott Arizona, students in Barbara’s classes get hands on experience with silver or bronze metal clay and produce their own handmade jewelry, to enjoy or give as a gift. In these half, full or multiple day workshops, all instruction, materials and tools are provided. All skill levels welcome! Barbara can also create classes based on the interests of small groups and can come to your home or other venue.  

Barbara has classes about 4 times a year.  Join her email list for early notification about upcoming classes.

Metal Clay Classes

Upcoming Class June 9, 2024
Silver Domed Pendant Using
Scratch Foam Textures

Two sessions will be offered, 8am and 1pm.

Location: Tis Annex Art Education Building, 235 North Marina St, Prescott, AZ

This class will be a four-hour, beginner to intermediate silver pendant project.  Students will be introduced to creating their own textures using compressed scratch foam sheets.  With a ball point pen, pencil, or ball stylus, students will draw repeating patterns, doodles, or small line drawings to use for imprinting on rolled out metal clay.  The clay will be formed over a dome for drying. Once dried, the pieces are refined, fired and polished.

During our time together, you will also learn about the history and composition of silver metal clay.  Barbara will also discuss the various tools, clays, and firing techniques for creating jewelry with metal clay. 

Once the silver clay pendant is assembled, refined and completely dried, students will take turns torch firing their silver clay pendants.  During this 5 – 10 minute firing process the clay pieces will transform to .99 pure fine silver. Once fired, students will brush, burnish, and add patina to bring out the details of the textures in the silver.  After polishing to remove the excess patina, you will have created a one-of-a-kind, beautiful solid silver pendant to wear or give as a gift.  Barbara will have sterling silver chains available for purchase if desired.

What’s included?

All instruction, materials, tools, supplies and 20gr of silver clay are provided. The clay alone is a $50 value. You will leave the class with a printed list of resources for getting started with metal clay at home.  Best of all, you will be the proud owner of a beautiful, one of a kind silver pendant that YOU made! 

Cost: $165

Registration NOW OPEN!

Cancellation Policy  

Silver Textured Earrings with Gemstones
(To be scheduled)

Location: Tis Annex Art Education Building, 235 North Marina St, Prescott, AZ

In this four-hour, beginner to intermediate class, students will use fine silver metal clay to create one-of-a-kind textured silver earrings with bezel set stones.  Class is limited to 8 students.

During our time together, you will learn about the history and composition of silver metal clay.  Barbara will demo the steps to create, dry, refine, assemble, and then fire a pair of textured, layered earrings. She will also discuss the various tools, clays, and firing techniques for creating jewelry with metal clay. 

Students will design their earrings and select their desired textures, templates, cutters, bezel cups and stones. Utilizing several tools and techniques, students will work independently to construct their earrings.  The pieces will remain on a hotplate until completely dry. 

With a firing partner, students will take turns torch firing their work.  During this process the clay pieces will transform to .99 pure fine silver. Once fired, students will brush, burnish, and add patina to bring out the details of the textures in their earrings.  After polishing to remove the excess patina, you will set your semi-precious gemstones.  One last polish and WOW!  You have created a one-of-a-kind, beautiful pair of silver earrings to wear or give as a gift.  Barbara will be happy to add a bead and ear wires if you like.

What’s included?

All instruction, tools, supplies and 20gr of silver clay are provided. The clay alone is a $55 value. You will leave the class with a printed list of resources for getting started with metal clay at home.  Best of all, you will be the proud owner of a beautiful pair of one of a kind silver earrings that YOU made! 

Cost: $160  

Registration Closed

Cancellation Policy  

Join my email list and get early notification of my next class in May, 2024.

Silver Textured Pendant with Gemstones
(To be scheduled)

In this five-hour, beginner to intermediate class, students will use fine silver metal clay to create a one-of-a-kind textured silver pendant with one or two small stones.  Class is limited to 8 students.

During our time together, you will learn about the history and composition of silver metal clay.  Barbara will demo the steps to create, dry, refine and assemble each element of a multi-texture pendant.  She will also discuss the various tools, clays, and firing techniques for creating jewelry with metal clay. 

Students will select their desired design, collect textures, templates, cutters, bezel cups and stones. Utilizing several tools and techniques, students will work independently to construct their pendant.  The pieces will remain on a hotplate until completely dry. 

With a firing partner, students will take turns torch firing their work.  During this process the clay pieces will transform to .99 pure fine silver. Once fired, students will brush, burnish, and add patina to bring out the details of the textures in their pendants.  After polishing to remove the excess patina, you will set your semi-precious gemstones.  One last polish and WOW!  You have created a one-of-a-kind, beautiful silver pendant to wear or give as a gift.  Barbara will have a few sterling chains you can purchase if desired.

What’s included?

All instruction, tools, supplies and 20gr of silver clay are provided. The clay alone is a $55 value. You will leave the class with a printed list of resources for getting started with metal clay at home.  Best of all, you will be the proud owner of a beautiful, one of a kind silver pendant that YOU made! 

Cost: $175  

Registration Closed

Intro to Silver Metal Clay
(To be scheduled)

Project: Silver textured earrings

Students receive four hours of hands-on experience with silver metal clay. You will learn a little about the history and composition of metal clay.  You will learn about how to use basic tools for working with metal clay.  Students will learn how to roll it to desired thickness, imprint textures, cut clay with templates, dry the clay, and refine it for torch firing. 

After you fire your pieces, you will learn how to finish the fine silver and bring it to a lustrous silver finish, complete with patina.  Barbara will be happy to add the sterling ear wire and a bead if you like!  Class is limited to 8 students.

 What’s included?

All instruction, tools, supplies and 20gr of silver clay are provided. The clay alone is a $55 value. You will leave the class with a printed list of resources for getting started with metal clay at home.  Best of all, you will be the proud owner of a beautiful pair of one of a kind silver earrings that YOU made! 

Cost: $140 

Registration Closed

Silver Metal Clay II
(To be scheduled)

Project: Multi-Texture, Layered House Pendant

Students receive four hours of hands-on experience with silver metal clay and learn to use simple tools and techniques to create this adorable “house” pendant.  Using molds, texture mats and other tools, students will create the separate elements in silver clay which will be dried, refined and joined together.  You will learn how to make a fold-over bail to add to the back of your pendant.   (Scroll down to see photos from past classes)

What’s included?

All instruction, tools, supplies and 20gr of silver clay are provided. The clay alone is a $55 value. You will leave the class with a printed list of resources for getting started with metal clay at home.  Best of all, you will be the proud owner of a beautiful, one of a kind silver pendant that YOU made! 

Cost: $175 

Registration Closed

About Barbara

Barbara is the artist and owner of Sweet Cedar Jewelry Design, founded in 2009. Before moving to Arizona in 2021, she sold her work at fine art shows and festivals throughout California. She holds two PMC Certifications, a BA in studio art, and has over 25 years of teaching experience.  
Now living in Prescott Valley, she is offering classes for beginning and experienced metal clay students.  She is also available for private lessons.  

Student Reviews

Barbara is an excellent teacher. We learned so much AND had a great time. Anyone can be successful in this class.”

“Barbara is delightful with a great sense of humor. I enjoyed the class immensely and was amazed at the transformation from clay to silver. I needed help with earring attachments and Barbara added those willingly with admirable speed and great skill.”

“I really enjoyed the class and even though I’ve been working with Metal Clay for a while, my class expectations were met because I learned new things.”

“I learned so much more than I thought I would and I came away confident that I can add Fine Silver jewelry to my product line.” 

“Barbara was helpful, patient, and supportive to a “non crafty” person.”

“I would recommend it to a friend..in fact I already did!”

“I’ve already recommended this class to others. It was fabulous!”

“Wow… I am still feeling the glow of yesterday! That was so much fun. Thank you for your amazing kindness and grace. It was a perfect day.”

“I would highly recommend the class to a friend. The pace is fun. The work is approachable. The finished product is rewarding.”

“I would absolutely recommend it. I had a fabulous time. I wished I had signed up for the afternoon class since I was having so much fun!”

More Classes

  • Intro to Silver MC (See video of earrings project! (Instruction time 4 hrs)
  • Multi-texture Pendant with Stone Setting (5 hrs)
  • Texture and Mold Making for Metal Clay (4 hrs)
  • Multi-layer Pendant With Two Textures (4 hrs)
  • Lentil Bead Pendants (5 hrs)
  • Ring Making with Cubic Zirconia Setting (5 hrs)
  • Intro to Bronze Metal Clay (2 sessions 7 hrs total)

Get Inspired!

See my Pinterest boards for examples of what we can make in my classes. Then, check out ALL of Pinterest!  So much to learn and wonderful things to make!

Cancellation Policy, etc.

Cancellation Policy:  If you need to cancel your reservation, please email me and let me know as soon as possible.  Full refunds are made if you cancel at least two weeks prior to the class.  A 50% refund is made if you cancel between 48 hours to two weeks prior.  Last minute cancellations or “no-shows”  will not be refunded.  

Class Location:  Barbara is currently holding classes at the Tis Annex Art Education building in downtown Prescott, AZ.  The address is 235 N. Marina Street, Prescott, AZ.  The cross street is Sheldon.  Parking is provided behind the building which is accessible via the alley off Sheldon.

Learn more about Tis Art Education!

Photos From Classes

Student work: Textured Earrings with Gemstones
Student work: Textured Layered Earrings with Gemstones
Showing Off Their Work!
Student Work: Textured Earrings with Gemstones
Student Work: Intro Class Textured Earrings
Happy Students!
Student work: Gemstone Textured Pendant
Student Work: Multi-Layer Pendants with Gemstone
Student work: Textured Layered Earrings with Gemstones
Student Work: Multi-Layer Pendants with Stone Setting
Refining Dried Clay
Student Work
Student Work: Intro to MC
Student Work: Intro to MC
Rolled Clay
Cutting Clay
"Look what we made!"
Adding Patina
Student Work: Intro to MC
Multi-Layer Pendant Class
Student Work
Getting Ready to Fire
Student Work: Intro to MC
Student Work

"I never teach my pupils, I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn." Albert Einstein

"Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. " Pablo Picasso

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