Precious Metal Clay: Mold Mania

02/25/2017, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

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Registration Line 901-636-4128



Have some old buttons with a neat texture that you’re afraid to use or a gumball machine trinket that is more than just some random bauble? Make a mold of it and turn it into fine silver!

In this class you will learn about several different types of mold-making materials, what is best for each item, and how to get the best results from each type of mold. You’ll learn what makes good molds and what doesn’t, and, by the end of the class, you’ll have created a wonderful piece of precious art! We will fire your work in class so you will go home with a finished piece.

Previous experience with Metal Clay (PMC or ACS) is not required. If you have a tool kit, bring it, but all needed tools will be available for use in class.

Class includes 10 grams of Fine Silver Metal Clay, Silicone RTV mold making material, and handouts.

MBG members $75/non-members $90. Call 901-636-4128 for more information or to register. 


This class isn’t just for making jewelry (although we can never have too much jewelry…). Some of the neatest things can be trinkets, mementos, and décor items. Bring a small item you want to reproduce in fine silver that is about the size of a quarter, it doesn't have to be flat. We’ll be making one-sided molds, so keep that in mind when choosing your object. Make sure it does not have any deep undercuts (if you’re unsure, you might want to bring a few items to choose from). No goodies to mold? No problem. I’ll have plenty of trinkets to choose from, as well as an excellent selection of pre-made vintage button molds.


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Adults $10.00
Seniors (62 & over) $8.00
Children (2-12) $5.00
Children (under 2) FREE
Members FREE
* Handicapped Accessible

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We are located at:
750 Cherry Road
Memphis, TN 38117
(Between Park & Southern)

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