Winter/Spring 2013 metal clay classes at The Beaded Moose

Posted Jan. 21, 2013, at 8:41 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 22, 2013, at 10:51 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 24, 2013 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Location: The Beaded Moose, 1460 Outer Hammond St, Bangor, Maine

For more information: Dora Petry or Janelle Delicata; 207-922-2099 (Dora) or 207-944-8822 (Janelle); or

BANGOR, Maine — Janelle Delicata of Prospect has announced the Winter/Spring 2013 schedule of metal clay-related classes to be held at The Beaded Moose, 1460 Outer Hammond St., Bangor.

Classes will cover a wide range of topics and skill levels. Pre-registration is required and classes are limited to six students each.

Intro to Precious Metal Clay (beginner), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 24.

This is an introduction to the world of fine silver metal clay. A basic tool kit and packet of PMC 3 are included in the class fee. Students will learn to work with metal clay and can expect to take home at least one finished piece of jewelry.

PMC Hollow Forms (intermediate level), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday , March 3.

Learn how to create beautiful hollow beads in this intermediate-level class. Some previous experience with metal clay is suggested. Students will learn the basics of 6 different hollow forms and go home with at least one finished bead. Bring your basic tool kit. A packet of PMC+ is included in the class fee.

FastFire Bronze (all levels), 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Saturday, April 6, and 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, April 7. This class is an introduction to bronze metal clay, a less expensive alternative to silver. This is a two-day workshop to allow work to cool in the kiln after firing and to be finished the next day. A tumbler will be available for those wanting a highly polished surface. Different finishes will be demonstrated. A basic tool kit and packet of FastFire Bronze clay are included in the class fee.

There will be tools and equipment for use during the classes to supplement the provided tool kits. The instructor will have some small tools and additional metal clay available for purchase at the classes, and jewelry findings are available for purchase from The Beaded Moose.

Janelle Delicata is an artist and designer working in mixed media and metal clay. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Maryland Institute, College of Art and an Master of Fine Arts from Rochester Institute of Technology’s School For American Crafts. She has been working in metal clay since 2009 and became a certified PMC Instructor in 2010. She exhibits fine art and fine craft in many local galleries and shops and participates in local shows and fairs with her business “everyday jewelry & wearable art.”

There also will be an Open Workshop & Firing Day from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 14. Open workshops are informal get-togethers. Janelle will be available to answer questions and to fire the kiln. Open workshops are not classes but are a chance to work and connect with others who are doing metal clay. There is a small fee to cover the workspace and firing. Pre-registration for open workshops is not required, but the Beaded Moose would like to know ahead of time if you plan to attend.

For more information, contact Janelle at or The Beaded Moose (207-992-2099) for more information, and to pre-register for classes.