Metal Clay Basics: Fine Silver Leaf Pendants with Brandy Boyd

  • April 22, 2023 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Memphis Botanic Garden

    750 Cherry Road
    Memphis, Tennessee 38117
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Metal Clay Basics: Fine Silver Leaf Pendants with Brandy Boyd

April 22, 10 am-5 pm


Leaves and flowers can remind us of people we know, places we've been, or characteristics we want to nurture within ourselves. However, the same ephemeral nature that we cherish them for makes them difficult to carry with us. In this adults-only class, you will choose a real leaf (or two if you're making earrings) from the vast variety of leaves available at the Garden and coat it with several layers of Fine Silver Metal Clay paste. The leaf will burn off when the piece is fired in the kiln, and you will have an exact replica of the leaf in .999 pure Fine Silver. We will cover all the ways you can hang your piece, finishing techniques, and basic metal clay handling. Tools are provided for use in class. You will be able to purchase a kit with all the materials to make a necklace or pair of earrings for $50 (tax included) payable to the instructor at class time (cash or credit card only). The variety and uniqueness of many of the leaves available in class make this a favorite for new ‘Metal Clayers’ and experienced artists alike. You will leave class with a finished piece.  


There will be a mid-day lunch break, and you are welcome to bring your lunch or order from the on-site café Fratelli’s at the Garden. Brandy Boyd is a Senior Instructor ArtClay World and Camp PMC certified instructor.  


Class size is limited. Register no later than April 20.  


$55 MBG Members/$75 Non-Members (plus kit fee)


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Date & Time

Sat, Apr 22, 2023 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Venue Details

Memphis Botanic Garden

750 Cherry Road
Memphis, Tennessee 38117 Memphis Botanic Garden
Memphis Botanic Garden

The Memphis Botanic Garden is a not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to being an exemplary center for horticulture and environmental enrichment. Serving over 40,000 school-aged children annually, and hosting over 260,000 visitors each year, Memphis Botanic Garden strives to enhance lives by connecting people with nature, increasing awareness and appreciation of our environment. Our 96-acre property includes 30 specialty gardens and a Level 4 Arboretum, which provide the ability to interact with various families of plants, flowers, and trees.


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