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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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 Bracelet Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, May 24 & 25, 2014

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

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This workshop will focus on making sophisticated, embellished bracelets 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’s wonderful to work with and fires easily in a kiln in about two hours, depending on the size of the pieces.  The goal for the class is for each student to make and embellish an oval bangle type bracelet and a cuff bracelet.

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

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

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Silver Metal Clay Basics
Sunday, June 1, 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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Totem Pendants with Captured Treasures
Saturday & Sunday, September 7 & 8, 2014

Metal Clay by the Bay ConferenceSan Diego, 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.

This class is being held as part of the Metal Clay By the Bay Conference, to be held at the Hilton Resort & Spa Mission Bay in San Diego, California.  This exciting event offers many classes, demonstrations, a keynote speaker, vendor room, among other things.  

For more information on the conference or to register for this class, please go to http://www.metalclaybythebay.com.

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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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