Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Side turn back into metal clay

Enjoying working in silver clay again! (My previous work can be seen here
on flickr).

This piece is based around wrapped fine silver wire.
As silver clay shrinks during firing, the wire armature method is especially useful for rings made to a set size.

It's the kind of piece you can work on by building up layers
of clay slip, and also torch fire in the kitchen, although I always
kiln fire them too at the later stages.

Here's the latest photo of the ring - in - progress:

...and an earlier shot of the ring, before firing:

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