Monday, August 6, 2012

A Weekend With PMC

 Hello Blog readers! I've been busy busy busy making and that has left me with no time to write lately.
Last weekend I completed the Level 1 Certification for PMC. It was a two day course with Janet Alexander at her studio in Flower Mound, Texas.

 The course requires you to complete four projects with different criteria. You can see my projects in the above image... From top left clockwise:
1. Pendant with a handmade bail and decoration applied with syringe clay.
2. Ring with texture, syringe clay decoration, stone setting.
3. Hollow pendant with syringe clay applied and carving or removing clay.
4. PMC paper!! I added the syringe clay as decoration.

 Lots of work, lots of fun, and definitely lots of learning. Janet is a wonderful instructor and a very talented artist! I am so glad I took this course. I am so much more comfortable with my kiln and working on my projects in my studio. There is a lot to learn and a lot precautions you have to take when working with PMC. It's a lot like working with regular clay except it is a precious metal and not cheap to work with.
 I have started a couple of projects in my studio and hope to fire them in my kiln this week!

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