Class Schedule

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 Jonna, hard at work

To sign up for a class, request information about private instruction or join Jonna’s mailing list, please email me by clicking here.

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 Class Schedule — January to May, 2014
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Silver Metal Clay Basics
Sunday, February 16, 2014

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jonna’s Home Studio
Escondido, CA

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Learn many basic techniques for working with silver metal clay while creating several beautiful pieces that can serve as pendants, earring dangles or charms.  Techniques covered include rolling clay to desired thickness, two-sided texturing, applique layering, use of molds, simple stone setting, decorating with syringe-type metal clay, kiln firing, firing with a small hand-held torch, and finishing.

All skill levels.
$100 plus materials
Contact Jonna at jonnafaulkner@gmail.com for questions or to register.

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Swivel Ring in Silver Metal Clay
Saturday & Sunday, February 22 & 23, 2014

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pat Weilbacher’s Studio
Arroyo Grande, CA

Pivot ring - front and reverse by Jonna Faulkner. Jewelry photography by Steve Rossman

Learn to make a ring that features a decorative, double-sided top that spins on a pivot to reveal different images on the front and back.  It’s two rings in one!!!  Techniques covered will include creating and sizing a ring shank, building a hollow form for the centerpiece, flush setting 2mm stones, firing, applying 24k gold using the keum-boo process, finishing, and setting the hollow form in the shank.

Basic metal clay experience required.
$180 plus materials
Contact Pat Weilbacher at 805-489-3061 for questions or to register.

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Collaged Forms Pendant in Silver Metal Clay
Saturday & Sunday, March 15 & 16, 2014

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jonna’s Home Studio
Escondido, CA

Form and texture combine to create an eye-catching pendant.

Form and texture combine to create an eye-catching pendant.

Use various forms and textures to create a fabulous collaged pendant for a dramatic necklace.  Techniques covered in this class will include making templates for the forms, making the forms using as little clay as possible consistent with maintaining structural integrity,  joining the forms together unobtrusively, firing, applying 24k gold accents using the keum-boo approach, finishing, pearl setting, and stone setting.  We will also make a clasp that coordinates with the pendant.

Basic metal clay experience required.
$180 plus materials
Contact Jonna at jonnafaulkner@gmail.com for questions or to register.

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Chatelaine Pendant in Copper and Silver Metal Clay
Saturday & Sunday, March 29 & 30, 2014

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jonna’s Home Studio
Escondido, CA

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Combining different metals together gives jewelry a rich look.  In this workshop we will make a hollow-form out of Art Clay Copper, then decorate it with silver metal clay to create a dramatic pendant.  Techniques learned will include texturing, forming, firing and finishing the copper clay, then capturing the copper form with silver metal clay applique decorations. Settings for pearls or stones may be added, if desired.  We will address final finishing techniques as well.

Basic metal clay experience required.
$180 plus materials
Contact Jonna at jonnafaulkner@gmail.com for questions or to register.

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Beyond the Tube Necklace in Silver Metal Clay
Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, 2014

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jonna’s Home Studio
Escondido, CA

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Tiny Tube Roman era-640A basic tube form is the starting point for the elements in this elegant necklace.  What makes the necklace special are the embellishments that carry a theme, whether it be from the garden, from classical imagery or from the sea.  The size of the tubes determines look of the necklace which can be delicate or substantial.  Techniques covered in this workshop include tube extrusion using a simple tool, coil rolling, stone setting, pearl setting, appliqué work, application of 24k gold accents using the keum-boo process, and the building of a clasp that works with the theme of the necklace.

Basic metal clay experience required.
$180 plus materials
Contact Jonna at jonnafaulkner@gmail.com for questions or to register.

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Totem Pendants with Captured Treasures
Saturday & Sunday, May 3 & 4, 2014

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Kandra’s Beads
Solvang, CA

Jonna Faulkner-Totem #3-72      Totem #1-G-640x72      Jonna Faulkner-Totem #2.  Jewelry photo by Steve Rossman.

Totem 5      Totem6 blue glass front      Totem7 tuxedo moonface

Most of us have a stash of small treasures–unusual rocks, shells, coins, cameos, etc.–that we’d love to feature in our jewelry.  This workshop will focus on ways to incorporate these items in eye-catching pendants made of silver metal clay.  The design of each piece will be guided by its featured treasure.

Usually cherished treasures can’t survive firing in a kiln.  That means we will find alternate ways of setting them in our pieces using prongs and/or rivets after firing and finishing.  Other techniques covered in this class will include creating tubing for bails and stone setting, pearl setting, carving, and 24k gold application using the keum-boo process.

Basic metal clay experience required.
$180 plus materials
Contact Kandra at 805-686-8804 or at her website www.kandrasbeads.com for questions or to register.

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Goldie Bronze Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25, 2014

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jonna’s Home Studio
Escondido, CA

This workshop is still under construction.  It will focus on making sophisticated, embellished pieces that have the luster of gold but are made of bronze.  The trade name for the material we’ll use is Goldie Bronze metal clay.  It fires easily in a kiln in a short period of time.

Construction and decorative techniques covered include conditioning the clay, using molds for applique work, carving, drilling, stone setting, firing, finishing and pearl setting.

All skill levels.
$180 plus materials
Contact Jonna at jonnafaulkner@gmail.com for questions or to register

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To sign up for a class, request information about individualized instruction or join Jonna’s mailing list, please e-mail:  jonnafaulkner@gmail.com

10 Responses to Class Schedule

  1. John E. Faulkner - Dad says:

    Thanks for keeping me up to date, Jonna

    Dad

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  3. Kamal says:

    Hi Jonna, The website is beautiful. I wondered if you have considered a class for bronze clay – without firing time. Since many of us have kilns at home, perhaps you could do a design/construction class and we can fire at home. Just a thought. Love you, Kamal

  4. Sylvia Jimenez says:

    I would also be interested in bronze clay but I don’t have a kiln.
    Sylvia Jimenez

    • Jonna Faulkner says:

      Hey, Sylvia, No worries! I have one and do firing for students at a minimal cost. I still think about the fabulous work you did in Pauline’s class. See you tomorrow!!! Big hugs, Jonna

      • Sylvia Jimenez says:

        Thank you for your kind compliment. I would love to take another class with Pauline some day.
        I am interested in a bronze clay class but unfortunately I am not available this weekend. Maybe next time around. I love the pendant you made!
        See you later today.

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  7. Sharan says:

    Had an awesome weekend at your studio! Loved the class and my classmates. Can’t wait until the next one. Big hugs,

    Sharan

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