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Gualala Arts Workshop
Jewelry Making with Precious Metal Clay
Instructor: Mary Neuer Lee

Saturday, May 15, 2010, 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
   Sunday, May 16, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Jewelry Making with Precious Metal Clay, with Mary Neuer Lee
Register by:   May 1, 2010
Tuition:   $85 members; $95 non-members for each day
Materials fee:   Approx. $50 each day (price may vary with cost of silver)
Materials list:   Precious Metal Clay materials list

Join Mary for two days of creating beautiful jewelry with Precious Metal Clay (PMC)!

Jewelry Making with Precious Metal Clay, with Mary Neuer Lee PMC is a new and exciting medium that requires no jewelry or metalworking experience. The clay is made of molecular-sized particles of fine silver in an organic binder. It can be formed, carved, stamped, folded and molded!

Students may choose to do one day or both.

Day One will be an introduction to PMC and no experience is necessary. During this introductory workshop, students will create pendants, earrings, beads and bails as well as learn finishing and coloring techniques.

Jewelry Making with Precious Metal Clay, with Mary Neuer Lee Day Two requires some experience with PMC. Students will have the opportunity to design and make their own rings, learn the techniques needed to size a ring and add texture, as well as different ways to set fire-in-place faceted stones. Every student will leave with finished works of art!

About Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee has been a metal artist since 1969 and is a Certified PMC Instructor and a member of the PMC Guild. She holds Jewelers Certificates from Santa Rosa Junior College and Revere Jewelers Academy in San Francisco. Mary has shown her work in many galleries including Shidoni Gallery, Santa Fe, NM; Eureka Gallery, NY; Wolfards Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA; Earthworks, Sonoma, CA; and The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park.

The Gualala Arts Center, located at 46501 Old State Highway in Gualala, CA,
is open weekdays 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., and weekends from noon to 4:00 p.m.
Please call (707) 884-1138 for more information, or email

Serving the coastal communities of northern Sonoma & southern Mendocino Counties.