The bronze clay pieces I made at the NineWorlds workshop came back all fired, polished and fitted with jump rings.
Bronze clay pieces before firing.
All fired and polished!
The least successful piece. The mould is beautiful, but I didn’t understand the the wolf was sitting up on his tail at first. Also, I squidged the delicate clay getting it out. Should have started again.
The stars were also moulded, but I filed them a bit after I got them out. I obviously need a lot more practice with the moulds.
This is the one I worked least, which I think came out best. Rolled, cut, and impressed with a flowery and leafy textured plate. Next time if I have a working brain I would try sculpting something.
Metal clay is such a versatile material to work with. It can be rolled, cut, impressed with textures, used in moulds, and sculpted. If you’re around London and fancy having a go, Helen Foster-Turner runs workshops at London Metal Clay. She also makes gorgeous jewellery and takes commisions. Have a look for some inspiration and to see what an expert can do!