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Paper Clay, Paints, Patina & Pods
Gail Crosman Moore & Anne E. Mitchell
Friday 9 am – 5 pm with a 1-hr lunch
Tuition:  $120 + cost of required kit

In this full day class, let Anne and Gail take you on a new adventure.

We'll start by making a mold or two of some of your favorite things~ (So think about some interesting bas relief treasure you have, think nature or buttons as a possibility).

We'll then cast Paper Clay, using the same tools and techniques that are used with PMC.

While the clay is drying and before we add pigment to our castings we will dive right in with Fine Silver Fold Forming and create and patina a vessel-pendant for the paper clay creations to be riveted into.

Techniques learned: Metalwork & Paper Clay

Skill level: All Levels

Cost of required kit: (payable to instructor in class) $75

Kit includes:

  • Paper Clay
  • Fine Silver Sheet
  • Fine Silver Round Wire
  • use of metal working tools, including Blazer micro torches
Supplies to bring:
  • An individual coffee warmer like the ones sold to warm potpourri
  • if you have # 1, 3 & 5 round paintbrushes it would be nice for you to have them
  • A cheap set of water colors if you have it
Gail Crosman Moore, an award winning multi disciplinary artist, brings to you many years of arts education, both as teacher and student. Her B.F.A. from Mass College of Art was in the Art Education discipline, which is to say she was able to pursue any/all media.

Seduced and stimulated by so many things; surface, form, color and texture that can be readily interpreted through a myriad of materials paired with a lifelong obsession with the ‘Pod Form’ work together as inspiration and a recipe for a ‘job’ never completed. From concept to execution to trade shows and classrooms, the artist/teacher lies at the core.

Crosman Moore’s work has been recognized and awarded through publication in many trade magazines, including: Ornament, Beadwork, Bead and Button, Lamagga, and in several books on several subjects, including her work in Felt, Glass, Metal and Paper. Awards include Saul Bell, 2009, an A.R.T. Grant and invitations to teach abroad which include trips to Japan, Switzerland, Netherlands, Denmark, Canada and Great Britain.

Anne started her creative career over 25 years ago as a professional lighting designer. Looking for another outlet for her artistic energies, Anne began teaching chain making and metal working approximately 14 years ago for just pure enjoyment. During those years, Anne found that the creative outlet provided by teaching as well as a consistent demand for her classes was too alluring to deny.

Leaving lighting behind in 2003, Anne is now a full-time designer, teacher, and author.