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Historical Lecture Series: Made in the Happy Valley – Jewelry Design with Precious Metal Clay Text Size

Event takes place on March 03, 2014 at 6:00 PM until 7:00 PM
Wistariahurst Museum, 238 Cabot Street

Metal clay is a unique material that is used in cutting edge jewelry making.  Microfine particles of various metals including silver, gold, copper, bronze, and steel, are mixed with a binder and water to form a clay-like material.  After forming the jewelry pieces they are dried and fired in a kiln to burn away the binder leaving hardened metal.  Presenter Bevlynn Gallant was a fabrication jeweler who currently teaches this new process.  She will demonstrate the process using fine silver and show how it differs from the traditional silversmithing techniques. $7 general/ $5 members


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