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Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Mary Neuer Lee

Instructor: Mary Neuer Lee
Three days, three projects, two metals

April 28–30, 2017 (Friday–Sunday, 9:30am–4:30pm)
All levels


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You may register online until two weeks prior to class start date. After that date, please call the registrar:
707 937-5818, ext. 10 or toll-free 800 653-3328, ext. 10


Using Fine Silver Metal Clay and Copper Metal Clay, this three-day workshop will offer instruction in both metals and three distinct projects.

Project One: Panel Bracelet
Make a panel bracelet with both fine silver and copper or with just one metal. The panels will be linked with self-locking links, fold-over latches or toggles.

Project Two: Rings and Blings
Create a ring and set a “fire-in-place” cubic zirconia.

Project Three: Tiny Boxes 
Create a Tiny Silver or Tiny Copper box with a pressure fit lid.

Using the large collection of Texture Tiles, Stamps, and Tools provided, students will create one-of-a-kind, unique works of art in both copper and silver metal clays.

MARY NEUER LEE has been a metal artist since 1969 and has shown work in many galleries across the United States including Wolfard Gallery, Santa Rosa, CA; Earthworks, Sonoma, CA; Shidoni Galley, Santa Fe, NM; and The Ansel Adams Gallery in Yosemite National Park.

Mary is a Certified Jeweler with certificates from the Santa Rosa Junior College and Revere Jewelry Academy in San Francisco. She has studied jewelry at the Richmond Art Center, the Mendocino Art Center and The Arrowmont School of the Arts in Gatlinburg, TN. Mary is currently working with a new material called Precious Metal Clay and is a Certified Instructor, teaching workshops in and around Northern California. Her work is published in the PMC Guild Annual: Exceptional Work in Metal Clay: 2010 and 2011 as well as The Handbook of Metal Clay Textures and Forms and Mixed Metal Jewelry from Metal Clay by Hadar Jacobson. Mary’s “Riparian Box and Brooch” won first place at The Art in the Redwoods Art Show, 2012.

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Current MAC Members: $310
Non-members: $345 plus a $45 non-member registration fee

There is a registration fee of $45 for each class for non-members. Current Mendocino Art Center members do not pay a registration fee and may take 10% off each class registration. The discount is reflected in the prices above. Not a member yet? You may sign up below.
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Cancellations must be made in writing, either by mail or email. If you notify us at least 21 days prior to the first class meeting, you will receive a refund of tuition less a $45 cancellation fee. No refunds will be made after that date for any reason due to our contractual obligations and material acquisitions. If the Art Center is compelled to cancel a class you will receive a full tuition refund. Memberships are non-refundable as they are considered a donation to the Art Center.

Instructor materials fee: $30. The fee provides self-linking jump rings, latch, cubic zirconia faceted stones, patina, and handouts.
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