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P.O. Box 3214, Hailey, ID  83333

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© 2019 by Lisa Horton.

Metal Clay Classes

I am a certified PMC Metal Clay instructor. I have 15 years  experience with this jewelry-making technique, and I have studied with some of the foremost teachers in the industry, including Terry Kovalcik, Pam East, Holly Gage, and Hadar Jacobsen.   I teach frequently, and always do my best to coach and encourage beginners while challenging intermediate students to push beyond basics.

Details: Classes are taught at my studio in Hailey, ID, unless otherwise noted. Class size varies from 4 to 8, ages 16 and up, please.  All materials and tools are provided. If you are interested in arranging for a private class or in scheduling a group class at your location, please do contact me.

Upcoming Metal Clay Classes

Beginner II ..........May 18, 2019 ..........1-5pm

Whether you know a little or a lot, it never hurts to review the basics and learn some new skills. In this class, we will make a simple pendant from PMC3 (fine silver) that has a bail for attachment to a necklace.  The four hour class will include kiln firing and polishing your pieces. Torch firing with a kitchen (or creme brulee) torch will be demonstrated. $65 per student. This class is also appropriate for absolute beginners.

Beginner II ..........May 18, 2019 ..........1-5pm

Beginner I ..........July 2, 2019 ..........Time TBA

Learn the basics of making silver jewelry from PMC metal clay in this class offered by the Sun Valley Center for the Arts at their Hailey, ID,  location. Simple pendants will be created, torch fired with a kitchen (or creme brulee) torch and polished. Leave with a wearable, personal piece of silver jewelry. Cost TBA.

What is Metal Clay??????

Metal Clay is a common name for products made of powdered metal mixed with a water-holding binder material . Metal Clay can be sculpted just like the clay used in ceramics but the similarity ends there. Metal Clay, once fired, produces a solid metal piece that can be worked with many traditional metal techniques.


The Metal Clays come in a large variety of brands and types - fine silver, sterling silver, copper, and many colors of bronze. The basic shaping techniques are the same for all these, but there are important differences, most notably, in their requirements for firing. I prefer to use Metal Clay for the name of the technique, rather than the material, because of the confusion created among customers and students who think that the finished jewelry pieces are metal-coated clay or not "real" jewelry.