Precious Metal Clay: Beginning and Beyond:
Earrings, Beads and Pendants with Kim Bakken-Carr

With an undergraduate degree in Chemistry and a Master's Degree in Teaching, I knew experimenting and teaching was the perfect fit for me. Working with metal clays such as Precious Metal Clay, Bronze Clay, and Copper Clay exposed me to this awesome new art medium and working with a kiln and variety of power tools.

Chain Maille, fused glass, and then stained glass also became a natural extension of my experimentation. Kim and husband Lee Parr teach a variety of art classes at community art centers and colleges throughout the Midwest. Some of her favorite sayings are: "have kiln, will travel" and "power tools are a good thing".

Learn the basics of working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and discover how easy it is to design and create beautiful fine silver jewelry. This clay is composed of silver particles, water and an organic binder. It can be rolled, folded, shaped, stamped, and carved.

Students will design and create one-of-a-kind pieces and learn how to set cubic zirconia gems. After drying and kiln firing during class, the pieces are polished and a patina can be applied. Each piece is 99.9% pure silver.

No sawing, drilling, or hammering. All tools are provided; just bring a lunch and your creativity! Adults, Teens, beginners and beyond!







Reservations are taken on a first come first serve basis. Many of our classes fill up early - so don't wait too long!

We take phone reservations with a valid credit card.

Call: 507-732-7616

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Crossings at Carnegie
320 East Ave
Zumbrota, MN 55992