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About this Course



These tools are designed to create prefectly size granules for a myriad of design applications. This class covers creating granules with the Signature Die Cut Tools using my new Calibrated Cutters as well as how to quickly and simply create multiple micro discs. The Signature Die Cut Tools are necessary to create both projects, you can substitute the discs for the granules highlighted in the Sun Mandala pendant.

*"Perfect Granulation Kit" SOLD SEPARATELY

This Instant Access Project Workshop course not only covers working the wet and dry metal clay, but also making custom tools, firing, kiln programing, high contrast patina finishing, getting clean consistent impressions from this signature texture plate, wet forming and refinement, the swing bail, non-fireable stone setting technique for fired metal clay and so much more. This class features 12 separate lessons and 11 demo videos, 110 pages of step by step class handouts and support PDFs (embedded with live hyperlinks so you don't ever have to wonder what a particular tool is or where it’s available.) Everything is streamlined and easily accessible from multiple devices. 

Technique retention is a huge issue, and after years of travel teaching, I've found it is the most frequent problem with live workshops. How many times have you been to a class and found yourself chasing techniques in a notebook only to miss the demonstration all together? Couldn't make out what was being demoed between the crush of eager onlookers? Lost a technique entirely by the time you got back to your own studio? Maybe it's been impossible to get to a class or take enough days off to even attend. While nothing can replace the benefits of live interaction with an instructor, this platform has enabled me to develop a whole new way of distance learning that extends beyond some of the limitations of other workshops.

It's allowed me to leave NOTHING out, every step, every technique is now available in up close detail. Each demo video is viewable as many times as you like and shot in  first person, so you can see what it really looks like if it were YOUR hands working. The videos are typically less than 10 minutes, so even if you only have a few minutes a day to yourself, you can attend, at YOUR pace. With enrollment, you get one entire year to complete the course, discussion prompts for questions and  email technique support from me directly. All you have to do is write.

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 Wanaree Tanner


MetalClay Arts Conservatory was conceived and founded by internationally published, award winning artist and metal clay innovator, Wanaree Tanner, to illuminate the practical and creative processes as well as the individual‘s artistic expression. The Conservatory features both online continuing education courses on metal clay ranging from Project Workbooks and Classes to Comprehensive Courses as well as one-on-one private sessions or study programs with Wanaree at her studio located in secluded rural Illinois. The courses and programs are filled not only with technical training and skill application, but also design development and artistic styling. For more on her work and more on the Metal Clay Arts Conservatory please visit her website at


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