How To Use Your PMC Silver "Clay"
You can get wildly creative with silver clay (PMC or Art Clay Silver). The "clay" is made of tiny particles of .999 silver, a non-toxic organic binder similar to rice flour, and water. The fired piece becomes pure .999 fine silver. Connect with Sharon for more information or to take a class.
Stage 1: Your PMC is like "clay"
You'll open the package and find that your PMC silver clay really does look and feel like silver! You can mold and shaped your PMC silver clay at this stage. Patterns and designs can be stamped into your PMC. You can roll, coil, and twist your material. You can make separate pieces that you'll allow to dry and then paste together using a paste made of the clay plus water. You can use that same paste to coat leaves and twigs; when your piece is fired the leaves and twigs will burn out. You can insert heat tolerantcubic zirconia.
Stage 2: leather hard to bone dry
You can carve your clay when it has leather hard, using linoleum block or wood carving tools. When your clay is leather hard or bone dry you can glue pieces to one another, using "slip", a paste made from the clay itself.
Stage 3: Fired and Polished
Even beginners can make beautiful PMC pieces. You can get started right away with a two hour class and have a completed piece. Call me at (415) 381-3335 or send me an email to arrange your silver clay experience. Private lessons are only $40/hour and are held in Mill Valley, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Supplies are available for sale.