Betty Munie is a Certified
Precious Metal Clay Instructor. Betty was certified by Sherry
Fotopoulos. She will be offering group and individual classes at
Spur 4 M.
Betty for dates, supplies and jewelry that will be created. If you
want that exclusive one-of-a-kind jewelry item - this medium is
Precious Metal Clay or PMC?
Originally developed in Japan during the
1990s, metal clay is basically a clay-like substance that when
fired in a kiln or with a torch becomes dense like metal. Though
most people use the fine silver form, metal clay is also available
in 22K gold. Some jewelry makers consider this medium as an
alternative for those who want to work with metal but not with a
torch; others see this as just another resource for making "fine
silver" (.999) jewelry.
There are different types of
metal clay, such as lump, syringe, slip, and paper. The firing times
differ depending on the formulas of each type of clay. The main
difference you’ll find between the various types is the amount of
metal mixed with the amount of organic material (which is burned out
during the firing process).