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This workshop meets Friday and Saturday, August 25 & 26, 2023, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm each day with a lunch break


The hex symbolizes blessings: wisdom, mercy, power, majesty, justice, love.


Imagine how you’d love metal clay art minus wet clay prep, tools, mess, dry-time and fragility. Embrace reality via Fold Lock techniques applied to fine silver Metal Leather -dry clay strips boasting structural integrity to pinch, punch, shove, tug... Be ready to create anywhere from here to there, on a plane or a train, yet it need not be far when in a car since it’s fast like a rocket with kits in your pocket!


Expand your repertoire with Kim Struve’s Fold Lock techniques. Warning: experience with the complementary Metal Leather may further augment studio diversity and enlarge creation locations. We will cover Fold Lock: Fractal, Fractal Trap, Rapt Bail and Fixt Eyelet techniques; Metal Leather creation; select and set czs; embed findings; size rings; bend wire loops and hooks; work jump rings; troubleshoot; solve; and, discuss firing and finishing. You may wear your ensemble home.


Kit Fee: $112-$172 based on student selections. Kit fee will be collected by the instructor one month before workshop. Kim will contact students to arrange details of selections and payment.


This workshop is part of the Metal Clay Artists Symposium and requires the purchase of the General Registration.

100% DRY metal clay joinery! Metal Leather with Kim Struve

  • Please put the MCAS GENERAL REGISTRATION in your cart prior to purchasing this workshop. The MCAS GENERAL REGISTRATION fee ($75) is non-refundable. Payment in full is required at the time of registration. Workshop fees do not include travel, meals, or accommodations. Workshop fees, less a $20 processing fee, are refundable prior to May 1, 2023, if notified in writing to If you need to cancel after May 1, 2023, please notify us and we will try to fill your space. If we can fill your space, we will issue you a refund less a $20 processing fee.

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