Pat  Lillie

Pat is a multi-faceted artist with degrees in painting, drawing and graphic design plus additional expertise in metalsmithing and metal clay design. She has a background as a graphic production artist. Her interest in lapidary, metalsmithing, and metal clay work began in 2000 and culminated in her designation as a Senior Certification Instructor with PMC Connection in 2016. She continues to further her knowledge by taking numerous classes from nationally known teachers. Pat fashions her own stones, and designs one of a kind jewelry from fine silver, sterling and precious metal clays. Pats passion is passing on ideas and skills to those interested in the arts.

Class List

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Metal Clay I - PMC - Pat Lillie
Precious metal clay is composed of precious metal, as very fine powder combined with an organic binder and water. When fired properly, the binder burns off and the metal fuses to become pure silver or 22k gold. Class projects present the use of PMC in all four forms: clay, paste, syringe and sheet including techniques of setting gemstones that are kiln safe. Optional projects include the use of PMC with glass and syringe. Students may bring any tools and equipment useful in working with metal, ceramic, polymer clay or traditional metalsmithing. Lab fee includes enough PMC supplies to complete the projects, student tool kit, and the use of a complete assortment of tools and class materials supplied by the instructor. An Optivisor is highly recommend. Prior PMC experience is recommended but not required.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $275
Prerequisites: None

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Metal Clay II - PMC - Pat Lillie
Four projects will be covered building on the techniques and skills obtained in Metal Clay 1. There will be extra demonstrations and time for students to work on special projects. The class will work with PMC3, 24k gold foil, natural stones, enamel and fine silver wire. The student should bring their personal basic metal clay tools, Optivisor, any equipment useful in working with metal, ceramic, polymer clay or traditional metalsmithing. I encourage each student to come with a spirit of adventure, their design sketches, and a willingness to try new things. Materials fee includes PMC supplies enough to complete required projects, student tool kit, and the use of assorted tools and class materials supplied by the instructor. Material Cost of $275 is approximate, dependent on the price of silver.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $275 fee is approximate
Prerequisites: Metal Clay I or Level I certification

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Metal Clay II - PMC Sterling - Pat Lillie
Projects covered will build on the techniques and skills obtained in Metal Clay 1 and applied to PMC sterling clay. The class will work with PMC sterling, as well as 24k gold foil, PMC3, sterling and fine silver wire and fireable czs. The student should bring their personal basic metal clay tools and Optivisor. Feel free to bring any equipment useful in working with metal, ceramic, polymer clay or traditional metalsmithing. I encourage each student to come with a spirit of adventure, design sketches, and a willingness to try new things.
Materials fee includes PMC supplies enough to complete class projects, student tool kit, and the use of assorted tools and class materials supplied by the instructor.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $275
Prerequisites: Metal Clay I or Level I Certification

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Metal Clay III - PMC - Pat Lillie
Building on techniques presented in the earlier two Metal Clay I and II classes the students will further refine their technical skills. There are two projects: a hinged and carved hollow box and a pendant with a freeform shaped natural gemstone. These projects involve the use of forms, dry construction, keum-boo, jewelers investment and molds. Advanced finishing techniques will be included, as well as many extra demonstrations and time for students to work on special projects. Students should bring their personal basic metal clay tools and Optivisor. Feel free to bring any equipment useful in working with metal clay or traditional metalsmithing. Students must have completed a Metal Clay 2 class or have a prior level two certification in silver clay prior to taking this class.
Materials fee includes PMC supplies enough to complete both projects, and additional class materials needed in project constructions.

Lab Fee: $0.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $275
Prerequisites: Metal Clay II or Level II Certification

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Silver I - Pat Lillie
This class is for the beginner and those who wish to further their metalsmithing knowledge. The class will cover studio safety, proper tool use, sawing, filing and soldering techniques, cabochon stone setting, metal forming and finishing for jewelry pieces. Students will have the opportunity to explore their own designs while making several projects including a ring with cabochon, a pendant (with or without cabochon), and a bracelet. Each of these projects is designed to further the students experience in silver fabricating with sterling and fine silver. Additional projects available time permitting. Please feel free to bring your own favorite hand tools and finishing wheels. An Optivisor is highly recommended. Lab fee includes: project tutorials, project pads, saw blades, sanding and finishing tips, solder, flux, patinas, polishes, and any additional equipment the projects require.
Please feel free to contact me with any questions at: pat.lillie@gmail.com or 678-925-0425

Lab Fee: $75.00
Estimated Materials Cost: $150-$200
Prerequisites: None

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