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

(lunch break suggested 12noon-2pm)


Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, sand casting gives new life to old, unused, or broken pieces of metal clay. Students will select either a premade mold or create one from polymer clay, melt scrap metal clay in a crucible, and then pour the molten metal into a prepared flask to create a new jewelry component. We will spend the morning casting, and the afternoon fabricating jewelry with our favorite component. Up to three pieces may be created as time allows. Jewelry fabrication includes soldering, stone setting, and finishing. Kit fee includes all required embellishments but does not include scrap metal clay. You will want to bring about an ounce or more of fired scrap metal clay. It can be a combination of fine or sterling, or anything you have. You can also bring unfired metal clay, we will torch fire it before casting with it, or clean scrap sterling or fine silver. Soldering experience is recommended, but adventurous beginners are welcome.


A kit fee of $25 will be collected by the instructor during the workshop.


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

Scrap Sand Casting with Eva Sherman

  • 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.