Metal Clay Basics: Fine Silver Leaf Pendants

  • April 14, 2024 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
  • Memphis Botanic Garden

    750 Cherry Road
    Memphis, Tennessee 38117
Ticket Price $73.00 This event is now over

Metal Clay Basics: Fine Silver Leaf Pendants  

April 14, 10 am-5 pm  


Leaves and flowers have an uncanny ability to remind us of people we know, places we've been, or traits we aspire to cultivate within ourselves. However, since they are ephemeral, it is difficult to keep them with us for long. In this class, you will learn how to preserve the image of a leaf for a lifetime. You’ll select a real leaf (or two, if you prefer earrings) from the vast variety of leaves available at the Garden and cover it with several layers of Fine Silver Metal Clay paste. When the piece is fired in the kiln, the leaf will burn off, leaving behind a replica of the leaf in .999 pure Fine Silver. We will teach you all the ways to hang your piece, as well as basic metal clay handling and finishing techniques. Tools will be provided for use during the class. You will need to purchase a kit containing all of the materials required to make a necklace or a pair of earrings for $55 (tax included) from the instructor at the time of the class (cash or credit card only). The range and uniqueness of many of the leaves available in class make it a favorite for both new "metal clayers" and experienced artists. By the end of the class, you will have a finished piece. There will be a lunch break, so please bring your own lunch or plan to grab one from a nearby restaurant.  


Class size is limited. Register no later than April 12.  


$65 MBG Members/$73 Non-Members (plus $55 kit fee payable to instructor at time of class)


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Date & Time

Sun, Apr 14, 2024 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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