Important: Before you purchase, please read the full description & cancellation/refund policy
Using Metal with Polymer Clay – Fundamental Skills
an interactive workshop taught in real-time via Zoom by Corliss Rose
You’ll learn how to Hammer, Bend, File, Saw, Drill, and Finish – all without the use of a torch or heat!
Use tools that are already available on your bench or in your garage. The tool list follows below.
Is the workshop recorded?
The Live Demonstration portions of the workshop will be recorded. In addition, the workshop will show pre-recorded videos for specific processes. All videos will be available for viewing on YouTube for 30 days after the workshop.
We’ll supply all of the wire, metal sheet, Apoxie Sculpt, drill bit(s) needed for the processes taught.
We will also provide a USPS tracking number, so your shipped kit arrives safely. Please make sure you include a shipping address with your payment.
There is no skill level for this workshop for any metals techniques. However, this is a workshop for polymer clay makers who wish to incorporate metal. Therefore, some experience creating with polymer clay is helpful.
A Little About Apoxie Sculpt
Some of the processes will use Apoxie Sculpt material. Apoxie Sculpt is a popular and very durable product used by sculptors. It is workable and tacky for approximately 45 minutes to one hour. It also remains pliable for an additional two to three hours and cures completely hard at room temperature within 24 hours. Apoxie Sculpt cleans up easily with alcohol, baby wipes, and soap.
Cancellation and Refund Policy
-if you cancel for any reason up to 24 hours before the workshop date (March 19, 2022), we will refund 50% of the instructional fee only ($50). In addition, you will keep the mailed materials kit and have online access to the videos.
-if you cancel on the day of the workshop (March 19, 2022) or are a no-show, there will be no refund. However, you will keep the mailed materials kit and access the recorded instruction videos online.
Participants, please bring the following.
-a jeweler’s saw, 4/0 saw blades, and a jeweler’s scribe.
-standard household hammer – can be a ball peen or a claw. One end of the hammer should be flat.
-steel bench block for hammering – (available from Hobby Lobby, Amazon, Industrial Metals, Rio Grande). These are usually ½” thick and around 4″ to 5″ square. Here are a few links for purchasing a steel bench block.
-a block of wood (part of a standard 2 by 4) six inches long. Lumber yards sell scraps from cut 2 by 4s – inexpensive pine or similar.
Home Depot stores have discounted scrap woodpiles. They’ll cut your wood for free.
-a “C” clamp for securing your woodblock piece to your worktable. The woodblock will substitute as a bench pin for sawing your metal sheet. The “C” clamp should be strong enough to hold the wood in place.
-sandpaper, 250 grit, 300 grit, 400 grit, and a Scotchguard pad (green)
-a Dremel or Fordom Tool – you’ll need this tool to drill a hole in your metal sheet
-flat nose, needle nose, and round nose pliers
-flush cutters for thin gauge wire
-wire snips for 16 gauge wire
-a mask or bandana to protect against dust
-protective eyewear – safety glasses, eyeglasses or opti-visors
-baby wipes to clean hands