The Art of Metal Clay: Techniques for Creating Jewelry and Decorative Objects
by Sherri Haab
A comprehensive introduction to the medium designed specifically for craftersnd jewellery makers, detailing the essentials of working, firing andinishing metal clay to create beautiful jewellery and decorative objects.;rtist and instructor Sherri Haab demonstrates metal clay's remarkableersatility, showing how it can be textured, moulded, carved and sculpted toreate gorgeous beads, bracelets, pendants, earrings, rings and otherewellery settings, and boxes and vessels. She also reveals how to combineetal clay with polymer clay, glass and epoxy resin to create uniqueixed-media pieces.;Developed in Japan in the early 1990s, metal clayepresents a dramatic development in the handling of precious metals forewellery making. Metal clay consists of microscopic particles of silver orold suspended in a pliable organic binder that can be worked with the handsnd simple household tools, eliminating the need for difficult metalworkingrocesses such as soldering, hammering and cutting. When metal clay is fired,he binder burns away and the metal particles fuse into pure (0.999) metal.
Author: Sherri Haab
Publisher: Watson-Guptill Publications
Release Date: 2003-11-01