This workshop meets Saturday, August 28, 2021, 9:00 am - 5:30 pm day

(lunch break suggested 12noon-2pm)


HIDDEN TREASURE SHADOWBOX PENDANT (one day class, intermediate level)

Double your pleasure with a delightful swinging bail pendant, whose shadowbox contents are concealed beneath an embellished lid. Students will create a themed or personalized treasure box in silver clay, fill it with handmade or tiny mold embellishments, and cap it with a decorative cover. Once assembled, the contents remain hidden from view until the top is moved aside. Demonstration and instruction will include curved box construction, structural support mechanisms, gemstone bezels with graduated tubing, and external bail attachment options.


Class time will be dedicated to constructing and completing all aspects of the treasure box, ready for firing by the end of class. Fired pieces may be picked up, hand finished, and assembled for wearing either between 8 and 9 pm the day of class or between 8 and 9 am the following morning.


$70 kit fee payable to the instructor during the workshop.


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


Hidden Treasure Shadowbox Pendant with Lyle Rayfield

  • Please put the MCAS GENERAL REGISTRATION in your cart prior to purchasing workshops or enrolling in the Sunday Technique Discovery Workshop. The MCAS GENERAL REGISTRATION fee ($55) 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, 2021, if notified in writing to If you need to cancel after May 1, 2021, please notify us and we will make every effort to fill your space. If we can fill your space, we will issue you a refund less a $20 processing fee.