New Workshops Now Available!

Workshops are both scheduled and held upon request either online or in-person from my home studio in Tucson. For more information email cathy@cathyflesher.com


Upcoming Workshop Schedule:

· Silver Metal Clay Workshop Online (In-Person) - Upon Request

· Base Metal Exploration Online (Project Session 1) - Upon Request

· Base Metal Exploration Online (Project Session 2) - Upon Request

· Base Metal Exploration Online (Project Session 3) - Upon Request


3-DAY ONLINE BASE METAL CLAY EXPLORATION WORKSHOP - $ 450.00 or $ 175.00 per day session


Join me (either online or in-person) for the ultimate base metal clay learning experience!  Perfect for anyone interested in exploring new metal clay and stone setting techniques. Combine bronze, copper, white copper, and unique stones into personalized one-of-a-kind jewelry.


Twelve hours of hands-on project instruction over three days will introduce you to new techniques, challenge your design creativity, and inspire your interest in the use of base metals. 


For online attendees w​e will meet ​using Zoom, an​ online video​ conference​ platform, ​that allows face-to-face interaction just like an in-person classroom. Through lecture, live demonstration, hundreds of process pictures, and the use of more than 50 self-made videos shared via YouTube, I will provide practical guidance in the use of various base metal clays (including the complexity of firing schedules) and guide you in the design and creation of your own projects. You will be able to ask questions interactively as I explain concepts, show techniques, and share examples.  


Detailed step-by-step instructions will be provided for each project! In addition to class instruction time, I will also be available between class sessions to answer questions and provide advice as you work on your projects.


All levels of students are welcome although ​this course is best ​if you already​ have some basic experience with metal clay. You will make six (6) projects including:


1. Three-dimensional, 4 part round or square box beads (any color)

2. Multi-copper CZ set molded earrings using molds, CZs, and embeddables

3. Five Star textured bronze (two color) bracelet and toggle

4. Bronze ring using a ring core and bezel set stone

5. Bronze ring using a handmade metal clay ring band with stone set in place

6. Copper pendant with irregular stone set using wire prongs and embeddable bail


Included in the workshop cost is a complete class kit consisting of 100 grams of FASTfireBRONZclay™, 60 grams of COPPRclay™, 30 grams of WHITE COPPRclay™, 50 grams of Five Star bronze in two colors, ring core, one irregular shaped stone, two 6-8mm stones, bezel cups, two 3 mm CZs, copper eyelet embeddables, and copper wire for prongs. 


Cost: $ 450 per person for all sessons or $ 175 per session (includes clay and materials)

Custom dates are available upon request. For inquiries, email cathy@cathyflesher.com


Level: Beginner or intermediate learners

Format: In-person or online ($ 10 extra for shipping of materials)


Can I purchase just one of the three sessions?

Yes!  Sessions are sold individually for $ 175.00 for any single day.  Based on projects noted above, # 1 and # 2 are covered in Session 1, # 3 and # 4 in Session 2, and # 5 and # 6 in Session 3.  Please reach out to me directly at cathy@cathyflesher.com if interested in this option.


Can I request custom dates that work with my schedule?

Yes!  I can schedule custom dates and times that work for you. 


Does it matter if I want to do this in-person or online?

No, this workshop can be conducted either in-person or online.  For in-person attendees, appropriate social distancing guidelines will be followed for working on your projects.


What is your refund policy?

Cancellations are allowed with a full refund (less a $ 10 adminisrative fee) up to 7 calendar days prior to the workshop. Within 7 calendar days there is no refund although full credit is offered for a future workshop or course taken within six months of cancellation. For online attendees, there is no refund after materials have been shipped to you although full credit is offered for a future workshop or course taken within six months of cancellation.



Metal Clay: Heart Pendant

Cost: $ 135 per person which includes clay and materials

Custom dates are available upon request. For inquiries, email cathy@cathyflesher.com


Level: Beginner or intermediate learners

Format: In-person or online ($ 10 extra for shipping of materials)


Join me for a fun and educational metal clay learning experience!  Everyone needs some love these days and this project-based metal clay workshop is great for either beginners or experienced students.  


Get your hands dirty (literally) as you work through the process of making a fine silver heart pendant necklace. In this 3-hour online workshop you will learn fundamental skills of working with fine silver metal clay while producing a love-inspired heart pendant necklace for someone special! Live lecture, demonstrations, and process pictures will be provided to help improve your skills in the areas of: Design, Rolling, Cutting, Texturing, CZ Bezel Setting and Finishing.


Clay and CZs are included in the workshop cost along with the use of my studio tools including textures and torch (for in-person attendees).  Please email cathy@cathyflesher.com if you have questions.


What is your refund policy?

Cancellations are allowed with a full refund (less a $ 10 adminisrative fee) up to 7 calendar days prior to the workshop. Within 7 calendar days there is no refund although full credit is offered for a future workshop or course taken within six months of cancellation.  For online attendees, there is no refund after materials have been shipped to you although full credit is offered for a future workshop or course taken within six months of cancellation.



Metal Clay: Feather Earrings 

Cost: $ 165 per person (save $ 30) which includes clay and materials

Custom dates are available upon request. For inquiries, email cathy@cathyflesher.com


Level: Beginner or intermediate learners

Format: In-person or online ($ 10 extra for shipping of materials)


Get your hands dirty (literally) as you work through the process of making fine silver earrings. In this 3-hour workshop you will learn fundamental skills of working with fine silver metal clay while producing Southwest-inspired feather earrings that you will take home!


Build your confidence in the areas of: Design, Rolling, Cutting, Texturing, and Finishing

* Plan your design on paper

* Use stencils and textures to create your multi-part design using fine silver metal clay

* Learn how to properly sand and refine your work in the "greenware" state and then...

* Fire, finish, patina, and polish


What is your refund policy?

Cancellations are allowed with a full refund (less a $ 10 adminisrative fee) up to 7 calendar days prior to the workshop. Within 7 calendar days there is no refund although full credit is offered for a future workshop or course taken within six months of cancellation. For online attendees, there is no refund after materials have been shipped to you although full credit is offered for a future workshop or course taken within six months of cancellation.


Beginning Soft Soldering

Cost: $ 125 per person which includes solder, glass, images, and china options.

Custom dates are available upon request. For inquiries, email cathy@cathyflesher.com


Level: Beginner or intermediate learners

Format: In-person or online ($ 10 extra for shipping of materials)


Share a friend, couple, or family experience! Create uniquely inspired keepsake or family ornaments and jewelry using old china, illustrations, photos, and vintage ephemera. In this 3-hour hands-on workshop you will learn fundamental skills of soldering while producing multiple unique and personal pieces...perfect for thoughtful gifts!


* How to select proper tools and supplies to enhance your work

* How to correctly wrap and burnish copper tape when soft soldering two pieces of glass and china

* How to attach jump rings and add "bling" to your jewelry

* Finish multiple jewelry and charm ornaments


"Cathy is an excellent instructor. She explained things clearly, answered everyone's questions, had tons of supplies for us to use, and was extremely patient with us all.”

- Leslie P., in-person student, Prescott, Arizona


"This class was fun and got my creative juices flowing!" 

- Sonia I., in-person student, Phoenix, Arizona


What is your refund policy?

Cancellations are allowed with a full refund (less a $ 10 adminisrative fee) up to 7 calendar days prior to the workshop. Within 7 calendar days there is no refund although full credit is offered for a future workshop or course taken within six months of cancellation. For online attendees, there is no refund after materials have been shipped to you although full credit is offered for a future workshop or course taken within six months of cancellation.


Intermediate Soft Soldering

Cost: $ 150 per person which includes solder, glass, images, and materials.

Custom dates are available upon request. For inquiries, email cathy@cathyflesher.com


Level: Intermediate learners

Format: In-person or online ($ 10 extra for shipping of materials)


Grow your skills in this 3 1/2 hour hands-on workshop you will learn several advanced soldering techniques while producing multiple unique and personal pieces!

* How to solder dimensional objects under glass

* How to create a box bezel and three-dimensional form bezels

* Using wire to create unique shapes

* How to add textures and details to your designs

* How to correctly wrap, burnish, and solder geometric shapes


What is your refund policy?

Cancellations are allowed with a full refund (less a $ 10 adminisrative fee) up to 7 calendar days prior to the workshop. Within 7 calendar days there is no refund although full credit is offered for a future workshop or course taken within six months of cancellation. For online attendees, there is no refund after materials have been shipped to you although full credit is offered for a future workshop or course taken within six months of cancellation.