Judith Vierow’s prints and cards are full of whimsical, colorful scenes that look great in any room, because they add so much life. Many of her scenes are funny, and almost have an animated quality. Judith Vierow says, “I love old furniture, funky is great. Animals are another source of inspiration. Cats, and dogs more […]
Vivid green stones, emeralds are gem varieties of the silicate mineral beryl, which also yields aquamarine, a clear blue stone, and common beryl, usually white or pale green. The distinctive, deep green of emeralds is due to traces of chromium and tends to fade under extreme heat. Emeralds are very rarely clear, but the pattern […]
If you want to make hollow forms with Precious Metal Clay, one of the best materials to use is cork clay. Cork clay is a holding material that you can use to wrap your PMC around as it dries and in the kiln as it fires to keep the shape you want. Here is how […]
Finishing your fired Precious Metal Clay piece Once you have cooled off your piece after firing PMC, it is time to decide how you want to finish it. In this post, I am going to discuss how to polish the piece with the assumption that you want a matte or shiny finish, but no oxidation. […]
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Choosing the Right PMC Kiln for Your Studio Are you in the market to buy a Precious Metal Clay kiln for your studio? If so, this article will help you define what you are looking for and what features you really need for your kiln. I have been working with Precious Metal Clay for over […]