Art of Silver Metal Clay – (1) Session
In this workshop you’ll learn how to design, sculpt, and fire your own jewelry using Precious Metal Clay (PMC). PMC is a clay form similar to the texture and feel of natural clay, but containing very fine particles of silver. The silver particles combined with the organic clay material, allow jewelry making as simple as filling a mold, or as intricate as sculpting fine details into your piece. Once your design has completely dried, turning it into silver only requires being fired with a torch, rather than learning to properly use a kiln.
The finished piece, once fired, leaves you with 99% pure silver jewelry, which can then be polished, etched, enameled, or colored with patina. For a more elegant or expensive piece, many gemstones can also be fired in the clay or set in afterwards.
Different types of metal clay and what they are used for.
The stages of workability of the clay, how to store it, and fire it.