Creating Metal Clay Screw Top Vessels with Julia Rai

Creating Metal Clay Screw Top Vessels

Instructor Bio: 
110 minutes

Join award winning metal clay artist Julia Rai, and learn to create a hollow form metal clay vessel with a screw top lid.

Included in your purchase is a PDF with photos, notes and online resources, PLUS the class video to watch as many times as you like.

These make pretty little perfume bottles, or you can hang them on a chain or cord to wear as a pendant, or wear as a ring with a threaded screw top.

Ms. Rai will show you how to quickly and easily make a threaded mechanism that can be added to any type of hollow form. Learn how to make simple round vessels as well as a ring with a hollow bead topper that features a stone set, screw top lid.

A variety of lid designs will be discussed, and Julia will demonstrate how to make three different types. You will learn how to make your vessel unique by creating an embellished lid, adding random textures and forming different types of bails and handles.

Once you know the basics of making a threaded screw mechanism, the possibilities are endless.

Boxes and vessels in a wide variety of styles can have a screw top added using the techniques learned in this class.

Plus Julia will take questions from attendees!

Donā€™t miss this special presentation!!

No experience necessary.

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

Covered In This Class: 
  • Making a two-part screw mechanism
  • Embedding a screw mechanism in a hollow form
  • Making round hollow forms with several different types of base
  • Creating a ring with a small hollow bead topper and a custom screw top lid
  • Adding texture using paste
  • Creating embellished lids
  • Adding a bail to a lid
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • Basic metal clay tool kit
  • Ring mandrels
  • Small round cutters
  • Teflon
  • Tooth picks
  • Tissue blade
  • Nuts and bolts
  • Olive oil
  • Paint brush
  • Sand paper
  • Measuring spoons or ping pong balls, marbles
  • Snake roller
  • Ring ā€“ 20-25g clay
  • Long pendant ā€“ 20-25g clay
  • Round vessel ā€“ 20-25g clay
  • Syringe clay
  • Thick paste
  • 8mm fireable CZ
  • Jewellers saw
  • Tube cutter
  • Dowels in different sizes
  • Knitting needles
  • Steel ring triblet
  • Nylon or rawhide hammer
  • Steel or brass brush
  • Burnisher

Included with the video download, a PDF filled with photos, notes and all the resources you need to get started.