Precious Metal Clay

Precious metal clay is one of my favorite materials to work with and these photos show the process. I'm really happy with how the collection turned out! Feel free to contact me with questions or pricing if you are interested in a specific piece or a custom design.

PMC starts out in a form much Ike clay. Little particles of fine silver are held together with a binder. You can sculpt and carve as if clay. When PMC is heated to 1650 degrees the binder burns out leaving only the fine silver piece. Pretty fascinating!

Rings pre fire.

Rings pre fire.

Some repairs to previously fired pieces and some new work going in the kiln.

Some repairs to previously fired pieces and some new work going in the kiln.

Just out of the kiln. After firing the pieces have a white powdery residue on them that will be brushed off.

Just out of the kiln. After firing the pieces have a white powdery residue on them that will be brushed off.

Powder brushed off to reveal fine silver.

Powder brushed off to reveal fine silver.

Rings have been oxidized and now will be polished to bring out design details.

Rings have been oxidized and now will be polished to bring out design details.

Completed rings.

Completed rings.

Completed pieces.

Completed pieces.