Leav Bolender: Artist, Teacher
Metal Clay Classes

Metal Clay


What is Metal Clay?


 Over a decade ago a Japanese scientist named Dr. M Morikawa invented a material

that consisted of finely powdered pure metal combined with a nontoxic organic binder, and water. What resulted was a substance that could be manipulated like clay, dried, then fired

in a kiln resulting in the binder and water dissipating, leaving

the metal in the shape it was formed into.


Magic! This process allowed the novice jewelry enthusiast to create stunning

fine silver, gold, copper, bronze, and steel jewelry pieces without the expensive tools or training needed for fabricating and soldering.


Metal Clay is produced by two  manufacturer's in lump, paste, paper,

and syringe form and offers the user great versatility to combine synthetic gems

 enamel, and glass forms.  Each metal clay formula requires it's own firing time and temperature.


Beginner's Class

Scheduled by appointment only
I am now teaching in El Prado, New Mexico

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
two consecutive days
$165.00 includes everything
To register:  email leavbolender@hotmail.com



Rings Class
(Beginning Metal Clay class required)

Scheduled by appointment only
I am now teaching in El Prado, New Mexico

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
two consecutive days
$165.00 includes everything
To register: email leavbolender@hotmail.com