Call for Submissions and Workshop

My next book is underway – Architectural Jewelry in Metal Clay, hopefully to be published by the end of the year. Although some of the projects may be for “conversation pieces,” the range of techniques employed to create them goes far and wide. They include what I call “perspective made easy” – creating the illusion of depth without measuring lengths and angles, translating 3D scenes to 2D images, low relief, reverse construction (“underlay”), complex hollow forms, constructing armatures, and more. The topics are indoor and outdoor scenes; landmark buildings such as castles, missions, craftsman houses and lighthouses; skylines; cityscapes; bridges; and natural elements such as cracks, slates, and crates.

If you have taken this workshop with me before, you are welcome to send me photos of your work, high quality, 300 dpi, 5″ x 5″. Please include a title and credit as you wish to see them published. Please send the photos to my email address:

If you haven’t taken this class before, you are welcome to join a 5-day workshop at my studio in Berkeley, CA, on July 11-15. If you want to take this workshop but are not sure you are ready for it, please contact me via email.

Here are some photos representing the type of projects featured in the book and workshop.


Castle Quilt





Double House

City Night

NY Ring

3 Rings

3 Responses to “Call for Submissions and Workshop”

  • Jim Ewins Says:

    I’m not able to take your workshop so I’ll wait for your book. My kiln should arrive in a week or so and I’ll try some of what you present in The Handbook of Metal Clay.

    Your work I find wonderful.

  • Janice Fingado Says:

    Hi, Hadar, I’ve just purchased a used kiln from your friend Lyle here in Tucson, so too early to take a workshop with you. But after that hysterically funny April Fool’s Blog I can’t wait to meet you in person. Have purchased some of the clay powders from Lyle and am dying to get into the Mokume Gane. Maybe next year i’ll have something good enough to submit.

  • Meropi Toumbas Says:

    Your work is amazing! I wish i could attend your workshop.

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