NOV 9, 2019
Instructor: Claire Thibodeau
This course introduces students to techniques of making jewelry components out of custom-tinted porcelain clay. Students will be introduced to basic clay modeling skills, usage of nichrome wire (ceramic wire), surface design techniques, and methods of adding color to clay bodies.
Students will explore a variety of ceramic design ideas for colored clays, and skills to make jewelry components for their own unique creations.
$15 materials fee due at registration covers stains for coloring clay, nichrome wire and more.
Claire Thibodeau was recently the Sonoma Ceramics Artist in Residence at the Sonoma Community Center. She received her BFA from Alfred University with a concentration in Ceramics in 2015. Her work has been exhibited at The Society for Contemporary Craft, Clay Penn, Taos Clay Studio, and Objective Clay. Claire has participated in internship opportunities at Arrowmont School of Arts and Crafts and Haystack Mountain School of Craft. In 2015, she became an Artist in Resident and Studio Coordinator at Union Project in Pittsburgh, PA. Originally from Massachusetts, she lives in Petaluma, CA and teaches at the Sonoma Community Center.