Ring Making Techniques: Using Sterling Clay with Celie Fago

Ring Making Techniques: Using Sterling Clay with Celie Fago

104 minutes

Learn from award winning jewelry artist, Celie Fago how to make strong and stunning rings in Sterling PMC.

Watch how to construct several ring designs; plus how-to make perfect ring seams and no-seam rings in this new material. Also see how to create open work designs using sterling clay.

Ms. Fago will demonstrate the techniques to start you comfortably creating with the new Sterling.

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Celie Fago has been a professional artist and writer for 35 years. She studied painting, printmaking, and sculpture at UVM, Mass College of Art, and Tufts, and metalwork at the League of NH Craftsmen where she apprenticed to a classically trained metalsmith. Her widely exhibited jewelry, combining Precious Metal Clay with polymer clay and metalsmithing, is distinguished by elegant design, resonant color, and attention to detail. She is highly regarded as a generous teacher and as an innovator in the combination of these materials. She is 1 of 9 Senior Instructors for the Rio Grande Rewards Program. The author of numerous articles on PMC and polymer clay, she wrote the book Keum-Boo on Silver and co-authored Polymer Clay: Exploring New Techniques and New Materials. She also appears alongside Tim McCreight in the video “Push Play for PMC!”. When she is not traveling and teaching, Celie makes jewelry in her studio on her family farm in rural Vermont.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Sterling PMC
  • Sizing rings
  • Alternatives to sizing
  • Washers vs Seams
  • Creating flawless seams
  • Carving
  • Adding embellishments
  • How to add Keum-Boo
  • Carving techniques using Sterling PMC
  • Firing Tips
  • PLUS, finishing, patinas and surface treatments
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • PMC Sterling
  • Slip (paste, homemade or purchased)
  • Cards
  • Rolling tool
  • Teflon sheets
  • Scalpel (or Exacto-type knife)
  • Long blade
  • Clear tape (preferably Magic ½”)
  • Pencil
  • Sharpie
  • scissors
  • Two good quality brushes: #2 pointed, 1/8”chisel (or square) tip
  • Brass tube; 2 mm OD
  • Water and oil
  • Tweezers
  • Ring sizers
  • Copy Paper
  • Ruler
  • Saran Wrap

Included is a class handout filled with notes and all the resource information you need to get started.