Precious Metal Clay (PMC) consists of tiny metal particles, water and a binding agent that can be formed and sculpted just like clay. After it is dried and fired in a kiln, the binder burns away and it sinters into a solid piece of metal. In this class you will be using fine silver clay to create a leaf pendant and an imprinted plant life. Students will learn the basics of working with the clay- rolling, texturing, cutting and molding and be shown how to set and monitor a kiln. Some of the clay will be made into slip to paint onto the leaves. The pieces will be fired and finished (polished or antiqued) during the class and the 99.9% fine silver piece can be taken home that day.
Students: Please come in with a small leaf and grasses that you would like to make into a pendant. We will be using them in a burnout in which the clay will maintain the shape of the leaf. Instructor will bring some too.