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 — September to December, 2014
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Wrist Torc Bracelet in Silver Metal Clay
Saturday & Sunday, September 27 & 28, 2014

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

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Jonna-Silver_Metal_Clay-2_Pearl_Bangle-1-72Ancient forms inspire modern jewelry.  In this workshop, we will focus on making a contemporary version of  wrist torc bracelets found in old world archeological digs.  The use of intricate decorative elements will make each bracelet unique.   Techniques covered in this workshop include extrusion using a simple tool, coil rolling, stone setting, pearl setting, and appliqué work.

Basic metal clay experience required.
$185 plus materials
Contact Jonna at jonnafaulkner@gmail.com for questions or to register.

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Silver Metal Clay Basics
Sunday, October 5, 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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Goldie Bronze Cuff Bracelet Workshop
Saturday & Sunday, October 18 & 19, 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  at least one 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.
$185 plus materials
Contact Jonna at jonnafaulkner@gmail.com for questions or to register.

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Dimensional Earrings in Silver Metal Clay
Saturday & Sunday, November 1 & 2, 2014

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

In this workshop, we will pump up the volume to make fabulous earrings in three dimensions.

Cone with gold teardrop earrings by Jonna Faulkner. Photo by Steve Rossman

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Medieval spear earrings-640Framed Disk Earrings by Jonna Faulkner, Jewelry photography by Steve Rossmansmall cross earrings w blue stone-640Celebration_Earrings-640We’ll use a variety of techniques to create dimension including building a hollow form without using a cork clay armature; making cones with dangles; adding frames to create volume; riveting pieces together for a mixed metal look; and layering appliqué pieces for more dimension.  Other techniques covered will include applying 24k gold foil using the keum-boo process, pearl setting, soldering earring findings, and stone setting.

Basic metal clay experience required.
$185 plus materials
Contact Jonna at jonnafaulkner@gmail.com for questions or to register.

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Hollow Form Pendants in Silver Metal Clay
Saturday & Sunday, November 22 & 23, 2014

10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
OVA Arts Gallery
Ojai, CA

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Dimensional pieces add drama to necklaces and other forms of jewelry.  Working with hollow forms reduces the weight (and materials costs) of these pieces.  In this workshop, we will use cork clay as the armature for making eye-catching pendants in silver metal clay.  Other techniques covered in the class include coil-rolling, stone and pearl setting, applique work, adding 24k gold accents using the keum-boo process, and creating toggle clasps that coordinate with the pendant.

Basic metal clay experience helpful.
$185 plus materials
Contact Jonna at jonnafaulkner@gmail.com for questions.  To register, contact OVA Arts at 805-646-5682.

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Totem Pendants with Captured Treasures
Saturday and Sunday, December 6 & 7, 2014
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Jonna’s Home Studio
Escondido, CA

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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.
$185 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.co

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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