Event Category: Classes / Workshops
Learn the next step up from basic beginner. Students will learn more in-depth silver clay techniques and add a little sparkle to your ears by creating fine silver earrings with a prong set Cubic Zirconium in your birthstone color. We’ll be creating a texture on the front and back of the earrings, then embed prong settings. We’ll further embellish these earring with the swirl of a snake and tiny balls. This is a beginner class, but students must have prior experience working in the medium. Have fun being creative and make your own one of a kind earrings!
The material fee is not included in the cost of the tuition. This fee is due to the instructor on the day of the class and will include the Art Clay Silver, Silver Syringe Clay, CZ’s, prong setting, handouts, firing cost, misc. consumables, and all necessary materials to complete the project. The tools provided during the class project will remain the property of the instructor. Students are highly recommended to bring magnification (reading) glasses if needed. Lunch is not supplied so please feel free to bring a bagged lunch, or something to snack on.
A North Tonawanda native, Marie Gniazdowski started creating and selling art work before she even began grade school. She felt inspired by her father who was a welder, and chose to direct her artistic energies into metal working and jewelry design. After obtaining her Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees in design, she began exhibiting and selling her work at nationally known craft shows. From there, she earned her Masters Degree in fine art from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School for American Craftsmen. Soon after, Marie began designing and creating models of jewelry and accessories. Now a Juried Artist from the Arts and Craftsman Guild and Art Clay Silver-Senior Instructor for the Aida Company, Marie designs and instructs others on how to create beautiful pieces with fine silver clay.
Class Tuition: $50 + $35* Supplies =Total Cost – $85*