Tuesday, January 12, 2016


I have to admit, turning 35 this week has me feeling nostalgic. 10 years ago I opened my first boutique and took the dive into professional art and 8 years ago I began working in metal clay. The MetalClay Arts Conservatory Digital Learning Library is well into it's second year, the new Conservatory SHOP is now open and I am so thankful for all the people I've met and for everyone who has supported me along the way, this would have never been possible without all of YOU!

To say thank-you I've put together a free class for making my favorite homemade tool, the "Texture Right Roller"! The texturing process demonstrated will yield vivid and consistent textures and cut down on your working (and fumbling) time.

Having the right technical foundation can save on time and money, especially when it comes to creative endeavors. One of the things I realized while travel teaching was my working method and approach to metal clay are distinctly different from what is widely utilized. I think part of the reason is before I ever taught anything, I made my living with metal clay as a professional jewelry artist, learning by doing, spending thousands of hours in the studio with both production work and custom design. Time is your bottom line and cutting working time is just as important as material sourcing. This texturing method streamlined my wet clay process significantly, leaving me more time to form and shape and less time spent on repairing or re-rolling. To enroll click below or register HERE

I hope you enjoy this tool as much as I have, thank-you for all your continued support and excitement. Check out some of my other digital workshops (listed on the right side panel) and stay tuned, 2016 is going to be a great year with new work and new techniques!