My Seven Moons Silver Pendant is a pure silver collage created with metal clay (PMC) that was inspired by the feminine energy of the Moon and also by the concept that the Moon reflects the light of the Sun in the same manner that our mind reflects the light of pure consciousness. I chose the number Seven because it is a very mystical number with many connotations and deep symbolism used by many esoteric schools.
This design was inspired by a song I wrote many years ago called A Dream Within a Dream, which referred to the yogic philosophical view that the external world is not real, just an illusion, and that the only true reality is the self, and also with the incredibly versatile nature of dreams, where desires, fears, experiences and people get mixed up and re-created to fulfill a subconscious purpose.
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.
After the Copper Art Clay disaster I decided to cheer me up with a couple new designs in Silver Metal Clay while I wait for some more copper clay to come in the mail and continue with my experiments…
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.