Metal Clay Felted Sheep with Sue McNenly @

Metal Clay Felted Sheep

Instructor Bio: 
85 minutes

Join master artist, Sue McNenly, and learn how to create a herd of sweet, charming ewe that will fly into your heart with their precious wings and whimsical expressions!

You’ll learn various techniques such as hollowing solid forms to save on materials and felting simple shapes. Basic soldering of silver wire will be shown to allow for more flexibility of design. Explore different embellishments and alternate mediums to give each their own unique personality.

Notes: Any clay can be used, but this class covers only firing for silver clay.

Don’t miss this special presentation!!

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

No experience necessary.

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

Covered In This Class: 
  • Basic metal clay (rolling, shaping, cutting)
  • Dry construction
  • Basic silver wire soldering with paste
  • Simple needle felting
  • Balling silver wire
  • Firing silver metal clay
  • Hollowing clay
Materials Used In This Class: 

Metal work

  • Approx 12g silver metal clay
  • Torch (small butane is fine)
  • Paste solder (easy)
  • Flux
  • Pickle
  • Soldering surface (firebrick or kiln shelf)
  • 16g Silver wire, approx. 4”
  • 18g Silver wire, approx. 1”
  • Sanding sponges and papers
  • Wire cutters
  • Roller
  • Non-stick mat
  • Rolling spacers
  • Silicone shapers for blending wet clay
  • Silver blackener
  • Razor blade
  • Tweezers


  • White roving (or any desired colour)
  • Thick foam
  • Felting needle tool
  • Bandaids ;)


  • Digital scale
  • Dehydrator

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

Join the discussion!

I swear there is nothing that hasn't been thought of or done before !! It is so nice to see someone else had the exact same thoughts as I to combine Metal Clay with needle felting!! I was going to do this method to make my Poodles too!!

Show us what you make! Sue is a genius at combining the materials and adding personality to her finished sheep! :)

I thoroughly enjoyed this presentation. It was well-paced, thorough and easy to follow. I would highly recommend this to anyone interested in learning how to make these sheep. Armed with the techniques that Sue teaches, it would be easy to apply the lessons to other metal clay projects as well. Lots of insider tips and tricks!