Molding and Shaping

Since December, I’ve been experimenting with a new medium, metal clay.  New to me anyway,  yet somewhat familiar with polymer clay, I found I had an edge on the process.  At least, I had most of the tools.   Silver clay is super easy and turns out beautiful every time, copper clay is also easy to work with but I did waste a bit of clay mastering the correct timing and temp for proper sintering.  My favorite and the most challenging is the bronze clay, and I’m still not confident, though my last load fired beautifully.  Not to be mislead, it took a 50gram package to finally get it right in my little SpeedFire Electric kiln.  Now, I’m on to experimenting with Hadar’s powdered clay.  Hadar Jacobson  is truly a master artist with metal clays.

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