When Bronze Clay Met Silver Clay with Donna Penoyer
January 9, 2024 @ 6:00 pm - February 27, 2024 @ 9:00 pm
8-Part Series Workshop
Date: Tuesdays, January 9 – February 27, 2024
Description: Come aboard for a fun intro class to silver metal clay, bronze clay, and combinations of the two. Those clays don’t play well together in the kiln, so we’ll be using some cold connections like rivets and jump rings to bring fired bronze and silver components together. Or keep them separate for single-metal earrings and pendants!
Tuition: $265 + $65 materials fee
Materials: All materials will be provided.
Location: Contemporary Craft (5645 Butler St., Pittsburgh, PA 15201)
Cancellations and Refunds: Workshop cancellations are decided three business days before the start date. If workshops must be cancelled due to insufficient enrollment, the entire class fee will be refunded by check, to your credit card, or Contemporary Craft account for future workshops.
Refund Policy: Student refund requests must be made at least three business days before a class begins. There will be a $25 cancellation fee. No refunds will be given without three-business days notice. Processing of refunds takes approximately three weeks.
If you require accessibility accommodations, please let us know by calling 412.261.7003 and we are happy to assist you.
About the Artist
Donna Penoyer, an award-winning artist known affectionately as “The Whistle Lady,” has been working in precious metal clay (PMC) since 2005. Her whistle amulets and other jewelry pieces have appeared in multiple books, magazines, online sources, and exhibits, and she has taught hundreds of silver clay workshops throughout the U.S., England, and Belgium. Donna is an enthusiastic ambassador for the relatively new medium of metal clay and is proud to have achieved the level of Principal Instructor for the Camp PMC Certification Program. She has also enjoyed being featured several times on “Craftcast with Alison Lee,” creating a number of craft tutorials available through the Craftcast website. Besides her one-of-a-kind jewelry, Donna occasionally makes special pieces for contests and exhibits. Juried exhibitions have included the Pôle Bijou gallery in Baccarat, France; a world-touring show by the International Society of Glass Beadmakers, for which Donna collaborated with glass artist Darlene Durrwachter Rushing to make an astonishing silver-and-glass piece; and a solo show at WAX Jewelry Design Studio in Pittsburgh. Although she developed a spirited, over-the-top, 21-year career as a professional stiltwalker, these days Donna is pretty down-to-earth. She is an upbeat and welcoming teacher who believes there is a gleeful maker in everyone.