Donna Lewis

Jumpin Cholla with a Pearl

Thursday, September 12, 2019
10am – 4pm

Classroom: TBA
Class Fee*: $170
Kit Fee: $60, pay teacher at class
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You will use 2part silicone material to create a reusable 3D mold from a whittled down piece of a Cholla skeleton. You will use the mold to create your PMC pendant, add a little granulation the metal clay way and set up for a pearl later. Your bail will be created within the piece so your chain can be
inserted later. You will love it. So many people just can’t get over the idea you can create a silver copy of a Cholla skeleton. Hmmm maybe they should take a class!

Special Instructions for Students (what they need to bring)
fine long bent nose pliers for working very small. Magnifiers if you need them. Task lamp; if you have a battery powered one,even better. Pink emery board, small pointed paint brush, Xacto knife and needle tool. The rest I will have for you to share in class.

Skill level: all levels





Silver Woven Bead

Friday, September 13, 2019
10am – 4pm

Classroom: TBA
Class Fee*: $170
Kit Fee: $70, pay teacher at class
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You will create a bead on an armature. For this there will be both wet and dry construction. You will use lump PMC, sheet and syringe too. This is a superb way to get a feel for what you can do with PMC and how it all fits together.

Special Instructions for Students (what they need to bring)
Magnifiers if you need them. Task lamp; if you have a battery powered one,even better. Pink emery board, small pointed paint brush, Xacto knife, small embroidery scissors, and needle tool. The rest I will have for you to share in class.

Skill level: all levels





Bark Bar Pendant

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10am – 4pm

Classroom: TBA
Class Fee*: $170
Kit Fee: $60, pay teacher at class
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You will make a reusable mold from a whittled down piece of bark. Bring one you like or use one of mine. I have some really cool bark from the desert trees. You will make your own little loops to insert at the ends for your chain. We will add some granulation metal clay style and set up for a pearl. You will then patina and wire your piece to the chain.

Special Instructions for Students (what they need to bring)
fine long bent nose pliers for working very small, small chain nose, small round nose pliers. Flush wire cutter. Magnifiers if you need them. Task lamp; if you have a battery powered one,even better. Pink emery board, small pointed paint brush, Xacto knife and needle tool. The rest I will have for you to share in class.

Skill level: all levels





Sand Dollar

Sunday, September 15, 2019
10:30am – 1:30pm

Classroom: TBA
Class Fee*: $95
Kit Fee: $50, pay teacher at class
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You will VERY CAREFULLY make a reusable mold from a real sand dollar. They are so fragile and so cool. You will set up your piece and create a hidden bail for the back. We will keep this organic. It makes such a cool pendant. I will have rubber cord for you to insert before you leave class.

Special Instructions for Students (what they need to bring)
Magnifiers if you need them. Task lamp; if you have a battery powered one,even better. Pink emery board, small pointed paint brush, Xacto knife and needle tool. The rest I will have for you to share in class.

Skill level: beginner





Donna is an honored metal clay artist and educator living in Scottsdale, Arizona who opened her first package of PMC in 2004 and became instantly smitten. As she assisted students with their projects; she realized that helping others succeed was a most gratifying experience. Donna offers classes, workshops and private lessons in the Phoenix area. She travels to hold workshops, most recently in Sonoma, CA at the Sonoma Glass Art & Bead Festival, and the Manning House in Tucson, AZ, the Bead & Button Show, ART Unraveled in Phoenix, Adorn Me! in Houston TX, Bead Fest Santa Fe, Bead Fest Texas, Bead Fest Tacoma and JOGS Show in Tucson.

Two of Donna’s pieces were finalists in the 2007 and 2008 Saul Bell Design Award Competition. She was also a finalist in the Celebrating Beads, the Journey of Design Competition at the Bead Museum, Washington, DC. Her piece “Through the Heart” was on display in the anti war medal show at the Shaw Gallery, Northeast Harbor ME, and the Cultural Messages, Symbolism Through the Ages exhibition at Purdue University. “Tiniwrap”, a bronze clay piece was in Art of the Martini at Zaruba and Zaruba Gallery Fredericksburg MD. Silverweave Dome Ring was in the PMC Guild’s #4 Annual, in the 2011 Art and Design in Metal Clay calendar by Holly Gage, her ring “Rutile Adorned” won 2nd overall in the North American Design Competition and is featured in the PMC Guild’s #5 Annual.

Donna’s work has been published in Exceptional Works in Metal Clay and Glass, Wardell Publications. Her piece “Queen’s Ransom” was the cover of the 2008 Art and Design of Metal Clay Calendar by Holly Gage. Donna’s pieces are also in Making Beads with Metal Clay, Barbara Becker Simon; Lark Books and in the Lark Books publication 30 Minute Earrings, and Hattie Sanderson’s Rings book, Brynmorgen Press 2013.

LiL BeLLA metal clay humidifier is Donna’s invention. The early version was featured in Ce Ce Wire’s book, New Directions in Metal Clay by Lark Books. The LiL BeLLA has been sold worldwide since 2004.

TEACHING ART IS LIKE CRAWLING THROUGH OTHERS’ IMAGINATIONS…
Donna Lewis

metalclayarts@gmail.com