When you teach what you love, and share what you know, you open eyes, minds, hearts, and souls to unexplored worlds”

Beyond my passion to create the offerings found here, my soul yearns to always improve my practice, as well as bring more people to the joy of creation in this realm, and so for years, I have continued to perfect and share my craft by teaching others how to make their own jewelry and art.  I believe we each have the capacity to be inspired creators, and that digging in and opening this space within us actually enhances our lives in a number of ways.  Many people just need a safe, fun, environment to explore their own creative limits and that is what I provide and share, bringing people to the joy I know in my daily craft.

“To teach is to learn twice”

~Joseph Joubert

We just begun construction on my new studio and I’m so excited! I can’t wait to create and teach in it!

Currently I teach a handful of PMC, Copper Clay and Kuem-boo workshops at B Golden Jewelry School in Salt Lake City, Utah throughout the year.  If you are local to Utah, or traveling through the area, you can find my workshop schedule below.

PMC workshops, training, Stephanie Chavez

Upcoming Workshops

july

19jul6:00 pm- 9:00 pmPMCPrecious Metal Clay

22jul12:00 pm- 4:00 pmKeum-boo WorkshopAncient art technique of bonding 24k gold to silver

What is pmc?

 Precious Metal Clay (PMC) is a clay-like material that contains 100% pure silver microscopic particles. It is combined with water and an organic compound to make the material workable. Once dry the piece is fired, burning off the organic compound leaving a 99.99% fine silver piece. There are different types of PMC for different types of applications, all having their own qualities and benefits.

This revolutionary material has made making precious metal jewelry very exciting as there are certain processes and techniques that can not be achieved in regular silver-smithing. Aside from the kiln (which is the preferred way of firing PMC, but it can also be done with a torch) the tools required for making PMC jewelry are very inexpensive and somewhat common items. PMC jewelry can be as simple or intricate as one desires. That being said there are certain techniques and tricks one should know when starting to work with PMC. If you are interested in learning more about PMC jewelry I would love to see you in one of my workshops.