Metal clay tool

Serious About Metal Clay with Kim Rumberger

Taught by award-winning instructor Kim Rumberger, this four-session series is for the metal clay artist who wants to learn more advanced techniques that take longer than a one-night workshop to complete. Using silver metal clay you will build your skills and your toolkit for creating metal clay art, so you can also do your artwork at home. You will work on techniques such as stone setting, hollow forms, carving, syringing, extruding, and more.

Kim will customize the lesson plans to the needs and desires of the students, tailoring it to your experience and level of ability. Basic tools will be provided but students are encouraged to bring along their own favorite ones if they have them. Work will be fired between lessons by Kim, enabling you to focus on producing great art pieces in class.

Some tools and all clay will be available for purchase at each session and are not included in the registration fee. An average project weighs between 6 - 9 grams, and the cost of silver metal clay is $3 per gram. Prior experience with metal clay is suggested, but not mandatory.


Kim Rumberger is an award-winning jewelry artist and metal clay instructor. She recently won the Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide Sea & Sky Challenge People’s Choice Award and has taught extensively across the Cape.

Kim was surrounded by art as a child and became a silversmith in high school and studied mixed metals in college. In 2014 she discovered a new medium called metal clay and has been teaching and working in it ever since. Her work has been selected for numerous juried shows, including placing first in 3-dimensional art in the 2015 All Cape Art Show in Chatham. Kim is a juried member of the HyArts District Artist Shanties and the Orleans Art Cottages, as well as a mentor for high school students in ArtWorks, through the Cape & Islands Workforce Development Board.

Kim’s business is called Metal And Beads, and her website is www.MetalAndBeads.com. You can find her on Facebook as Metal And Beads, and on Instagram as Metal_And_Beads. She resides in Hyannis with her husband, Tim, and their 2 rescued rat terriers and a feral cat (who will eat anything).

Our classes and workshops are open to students of all abilities and needs. We are currently unable to provide one-on-one instruction, though we will make every attempt to address accommodations for full and successful engagement whenever possible.
If a student requires individual supports, parent/guardian/PCA/teacher/ABA Therapists/etc are welcome to attend.
Please contact Christine Ernst, Director of Education, for more information at christine@cotuitcenterforthearts.org.