Charming Charms - A metal Clay Class with Kim Rumberger - Thursday, October 14, 4:30 - 8:00pm
Time & Location
Charming Charms - A metal Clay Class with Kim Rumberger
Thursday, October 14, 4:30 - 8:00pm
$45 members / $55 non members
All levels welcome
Deadline to register is October 7.
Learn to set a dichroic glass stone and create a beautiful fine silver charm in this class. Using texture tiles or molds you will create a base to support a fireable glass cabochon surrounded by a fine silver bezel. All of this will be done using silver metal clay.
All tools and materials will be supplied by the instructor. A glass cabochon will be included, but you will pay the instructor separately for the clay you use at the end of the class.
All students must be vaccinated for COVID and wear masks. Please bring your vaccination card to your first class.
CCMoA must be notified 1 week prior for refund.
About Kim Rumberger, Metal Clay Artist
Kim Rumberger is an international award-winning Cape Cod metal clay jewelry artist and instructor. As a teenager, Kim began metalsmithing in high school and continued in college. At her home studio in Bedford, MA, she gave private jewelry lessons and created unique pieces. She came from a very creative family. Her mother was an abstract painter and weaver, her father had a pottery studio at their home, and her brother practiced photography.
Although she continued to remain active in creative arts, she took time off from her jewelry making for her career and to raise a family. After taking a refresher course in 2013, and deciding to rebuild her studio to begin again, she discovered metal clay. She was fascinated by the combination of ceramics and metalsmithing, and all the possibilities this new option provided. She took a metal clay course and studied intensely on-line, and became a huge fan of this unique medium. She has a home studio, where she works on her art daily.
Kim creates one-of-a-kind, handmade jewelry and small sculpture. Some of her designs are inspired by the natural beauty and surroundings of Cape Cod and incorporate the patterns and colors of our unique plants, animals, water and sunshine. Her work has been selected for a number of juried shows on Cape Cod. One of her necklaces was given a First Place award for Three Dimensional Art in the 2015 All Cape Art Show. In 2016 Kim was selected as one of 10 artists world-wide to test and document the effectiveness of a new series of bronze metal clays by an Australian clay manufacturer.
In 2019 one of her small sculptures, Freedom of Expression, was named the People’s Choice Award by the Alliance of Metal Clay Artists Worldwide (AMCAW), which has members from more than 55 countries. In 2020 her cowboy-boot shaped locket, called Kick the Corona, was featured in the AMCAW 2020 Exceptional Works in Metal Clay calendar, and in 2021 her African mask and trade beads necklace, Ogoni Joe, won an AMCAW First Prize. Kim has just been invited to create a tutorial for the AMCAW member website and will be featured as an Elite Presenter at Sinter, the first ever international metal clay conference in Pittsburg, PA, hosted by AMCAW, in May, 2022.
Some of her pieces are available at Red Fish Blue Fish, an art boutique on Main Street in Hyannis, and an exclusive line is for sale in the CCMoA Gift Shop. Kim also participates in many local art shows and festivals.
Now retired from Barnstable Public Schools, Kim offers classes at the Cape Cod Museum of Art in Dennis, the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in Yarmouth, The Sandwich Art Alliance, and Cape Cod Cooperative Extension’s Youth Programs. She is juried in the HyArts District (Hyannis Shanties), The Chatham Center for Creative Arts, Cotuit Center for the Arts, and the Cape Cod Museum of Art. She is an executive member of the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s Board of Trustees, the Bead Society of Cape Cod, an advisor the Cape & Islands Workforce Development’s ArtWorks, a mentor in Artworks, and a founding member of the Barnstable Education Foundation and The Cape Cod Makers.
Kim resides in Hyannis with her husband, Tim, an educator at Mashpee Public Schools, their beloved rescued Rat Terrier Sassy, and a 19 year-old feral cat. They have three grown boys: Austen, Brant and Kyle.
- Charming Charms: Members$45$450$0
- Charming Charms: NonMembers$55$550$0