Creating a Filigree Orb using Metal Clay

Instructor Bio: 
115 minutes

Join master metal clay instructor and artist Tracey Spurgin and learn how to create this brilliant metal clay filigree orb.

“The design of this piece was influenced by the architecture of my local area, particularly Beverley Minster which is a large cathedral-like church. Following a fire, the Minster was rebuilt in the year 1220 and remains a dominant building in the quaint market town of Beverley. The ornamental features in and around the building such as bosses, stained glass windows and wrought ironwork, all played a role in contributing to the design of this piece.”

Watch close-up as Tracey shows you step-by-step all the construction techniques you need from rolling your clay and making a sphere to creating a hinge that will allow the orb to open and close. Complete the orb by learning how to add embellishments, a bail and some decorative filigree.

Don’t miss this special presentation and an opportunity to increase your metal clay skill set.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

Basic metal clay skills are helpful. This is an intermediate skills class.


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Covered In This Class: 
  • constructing matching halves of a sphere
  • tubular hinge fabrication
  • bail construction
  • adding decorative elements
  • creating filigree details
  • finishing techniques
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • 30g Art Clay silver or PMC
  • 1 PMC sheet any size
  • 1 Art clay overlay paste
  • Slip pot
  • 3 or 4 mm fireable gem stone of your choice
  • 3cm lenth of 0.8mm sterling wire
  • Basic Metal clay tool kit: Work surface, Roller, Spacers or cards,Tissue blade, Needle tool, Badger balm
  • Rubber tip tool
  • Water brush
  • Small sharp scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Pointed tweezers
  • Rubber block
  • Sanding grits
  • Files
  • Steel rule
  • Compass
  • Cutting compass
  • Drill setting burs (to correspond to the size of you stone)
  • Doming plate ( Quilled Creations Mini mould )
  • Mini tube cutters
  • Cling wrap
  • Pencil
  • Graph paper
  • Tracing paper

Included in your purchase is the FULL recording of the entire LIVE class, plus a PDF with photos, notes and online resources.

Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.