Silver Metal Clay is a clay body that contains particles of pure silver, water and a binder. The clay is hardened by firing the object in an electric kiln for a set time or by using a small torch. The fired piece becomes a solid silver object that can be soldered, burnished, and otherwise treated similarly to manufactured metal.
No prior experience in metalworking is required.
Participants explore the many methods of imprinting textures on Silver Metal Clay as well as learn to carve, fire and finish it. Learn the basics while making a pendant and matching earrings. Learn to roll, texture, shape and cut the clay. Polish and finish your work to best bring out the design. Working with simple tools, we will experiment with pinched and rolled forms. We will explore finishing techniques.
Supplies included in course fee. All finished pieces will be 99.9 % Fine Silver.