Instructor: Cynthia Quesenberry
Location: Art Studio B
Beginning Techniques in PMC (Copper)
Class Description: This introductory class is an adventure in working with precious metal clay. Art Clay Copper is a great product specially formulated for objects that can be created and fired on the same day with outstanding results. Art Clay Copper is pure copper mixed with water and an organic binder. It is soft and easy to work with simple tools. Once it is fired at 1778 degrees for 30 minutes the product is pure Copper. Art Clay Copper projects can be polished, patinated, kiln-fired enameled, and/or torch enameled.
The creative possibilities are endless. Art clay silver and Art clay bronze is also available. The techniques covered in this class include how to manipulate the clay, techniques to make attachments, using a variety of textures and molds, finishing, sanding techniques, and how to make simple repairs. We will create a variety of silver jewelry and/or other decorative objects for functional use in other projects.