Another peak at some of the new designs I will bring to the Montford Arts and Music festival, in Asheville, NC, this Saturday, May 22, 2010, from 10 to 6. Come and have fun!
Of all PMC (Precious Metal Clay) and Art Clay, Copper and Bronze clays are still pretty new, so there is still a lot of experimentation going on amongst metal clay artists. And here is my second experiment with Art Clay Copper.
I think I am on the right track at resolving the Copper Art Clay breaking mystery. From looking at my pieces, I’d say that they weren’t fired enough, that is, that the metal wasn’t sintered because there was not enough heat.
Ok, my first try at copper clay turned out to be a total disaster. I am still trying to figure out why the couple pieces I fired split and broke when I quenched them!
To quote Robert Frost on this first day of a New Year: “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”