Introduction to Art Clay Silver
(with Artist, Marie Gniazdowski)
Saturday, May 20 from 11:00am - 3:00pm
This is a great beginner class for learning to work with Art Clay Silver. Art Clay is a soft, supple clay mixed with fine silver or gold precious metal powder used to create one-of-a-kind custom jewelry. Students will gain knowledge of the absolute basics skills: roll, texture, shape, dry, fire, and finish to create a charm, pendant, or pair of earrings using fine silver clay. This class will help in creating the foundation before taking other beginner and intermediate classes in this medium.
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, 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 + $25* Supplies =
Total Cost - $75*
*Material Fee is due to the instructor on the day of the class
Registration is required and seating is limited (Max. of 5 students).
If you have any questions please call the Roycroft Campus at 716-655-0261 or email us.