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Silver Clay Workshop

at La Mano Pottery - Chelsea

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Chelsea, Manhattan
110 W 26th St
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10001
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 6
Teacher: Amy Klein

What you'll learn in this clay class:

Precious metal clay, or silver clay, is made of pure silver mixed with water and an organic binding agent. You can mold it into an endless number of shapes and designs. When fired, the binding agent burns off, resulting in original fine silver jewelry—99.9% pure.

Learn the basics of how to work with silver clay in our introductory workshop. This 3 hour session covers rolling, stamping, and other methods of creating texture and all the finishing techniques you will need. Pieces will be fired during the workshop, so you can wear your creation home that day.

The price of the workshop is $90 (cost of clay not included but can be purchased upon arrival at the studio). Precious metal clay can be purchased at La Mano ($50 for 15g and $75 for 25g packet).

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Refund Policy

You must cancel at least 7 days before the course start date in order to receive a full refund. If the cancellation is made less than 7 days before the start date, half of the course fee will be forfeited and half will be held as credit to your account for future registrations (expires after 6 months). No refunds/credits once a course/workshop has begun.

For Sunday One Day Workshops, no refunds or rescheduling less than 3 days before a workshop start date. No refunds/credits will be given once a workshop has happened.

The $50 materials fee is non-refundable in 8-week session classes. This policy does not apply to Intro classes


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Question from Ruth W.
My daughter is 17 (as of November 14) with lots of sculpture experience. Would she be able to attend this class? I would be happy to sign releases of that would make a difference. Thanks!
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Ruth! The policy is firm at 18 years old for the adult classes.
Question from Anonymous
Can silver clay be placed in an oven or does it require a special firing machine?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi there! Silver clay cannot be placed in an oven. It has to be in a kiln to fire at a certain temperature. The school has the kilns there, to fire it for the students. Hope this helps!
Question from Cheryl B.
This class says the cost of clay not included. Can anybody tell me what the additional cost is?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Cheryl! The silver clay packages come in two sizes — 16g for $50 and 25g for $75. Hope this is helpful.
Question from Deborah Omi G.
What is the price of the silver clay?
Answer from Kathy M. Verified Student
it is $75 for 25 can find it cheaper on line... I bought 50 grams for about $100
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Deborah! The silver clay workshop is $90 and the silver clay packages come in two sizes — 16g for $50 and 25g for $75.
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Question from Sara
Is this class s beginner level?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Sara! Yes, this class is suitable for beginners.
Answer from margo b. Verified Student
My husband took this class with absolutely no previous experience and was completely comfortable. He made some really lovely pieces.
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Question from Freddi
Hello, I am very interested. Can anyone tell me the cost of the clay?
Answer from Kristle C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Freddi! Clay can be purchased upon arrival at the studio with the charges of $75 for a 25g pack and $50 for an 18g pack. Hope this helps!
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Reviews of Classes at La Mano Pottery (123)

(123 Reviews)
Silver Clay Workshop
Reviewed by Jacqueline D. on 11/20/2019
The silver clay workshop with Amy was very informative and fun. I was able to make a beautiful pendant and have already received several compliments on it! Working with the silver clay was a new experience for me, and I would like to do it again. The class is the perfect length to make something nice. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to learn the basics of silver clay and make something nice on their very first try. Amy, the instructor, was really nice and took her time to answer questions and help each class member individually with his or her project.
Silver Clay Workshop
Reviewed by Lee L. on 10/14/2019
Really interesting class--learned a lot and loved the end project I got to take home with me, as well as what everyone else in the class made. The teacher was great too, I'd definitely go back for another class and would recommend it to others.
Silver Clay Workshop
Reviewed by Rebecca S. on 9/10/2019
The class was great and I walked away with a piece that I was really happy with, despite never having touched silver or polymer clay before! The 'making' portion was quite rushed, so I'd recommend to the instructor to spend less time on the upfront demo and more hands-on time helping students design and make their projects. All of us in the class were surprised by the materials fee. I thought I had read the description of the class more than once to see whether it was mentioned, and I missed it. I'm still glad I took the class, but I'd recommend making that a bit more prominent in the description and mentioning the cost so students don't feel misled.
Silver Clay Workshop
Reviewed by Samantha O. on 6/17/2019
I enjoyed the class tremendously Amy was excellent and very informative and knew exactly what she was talking about and knows her trade very well and I will be coming back for second class I can’t wait to get started again I loved it
Silver Clay Workshop
Reviewed by Vanessa R. on 11/12/2018
I had such a wonderful time, the only downside was the time; this didn't stop me enjoying the class! The instructor was really sweet and patient. I hope to re-take the class, just have her guidance

School: La Mano Pottery

La Mano Pottery

La Mano Pottery is a full service ceramic studio located in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City. Opened in 1998, La Mano provides a welcoming studio environment for beginners and experienced potters. Here, everyone can relax, learn, and enhance their creativity while working with clay.


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