It is so nice to get back to teaching again, and to have the space to teach in. Just loving the New Art Studio!! Such a great creative energy in my new space!! If you know me you know I love creating and I love teaching. I am a little slow with this post, as you know life and work sometimes gets sometimes gets in the way.
A couple of weeks ago I had the pleasure of teaching a Precious Metal Clay (PMC) Class to a student named Pat. Pat declined to be photographed, but I did take pics of the projects we worked on. It was a fun class.
In this pic we are sculpting some of the PMC.
For those who don’t know anything about PMC, it is like modeling clay. You have to keep it moist while you work with it. You can roll it, press it, draw on it and/or carve designs in it, just like modeling clay or FIMO.
Here are some of Pat’s pieces she was creating in Class.
You can see some of the tools on the table, cookie cutters, textured sheets to press designs into the clay. It is a lot of fun to work with.
After you are done sculpting and the clay has dried, you can clean up any rough edges on the pieces, and the put them in the kiln and fire them. Two hours later, presto you have a metal pendant. In this case we used Silver Clay and it comes out .999 Silver, better than Sterling Silver.
Below, Pat’s finished pieces. Three after polishing, one before polishing up.
And my finished pieces.
I would love to teach a class for you, and love to share my knowledge with you. Contact me to arrange your class. Click here for more info on classes: “Classes I Teach”