This course is listed in the Basics, Beyond-the-Basics, and Challenges Course Categories because it has information and practical applications for all levels. For the novices, it has foundational information to understand what a patina is and how to best achieve a good looking piece using patina. For the experienced and experts, you'll learn how to enhance your pieces' character and depth using patina. Any level clayer will get something out of this course.
There are five parts, each with its own video. These parts are as follows.
This course was built using 43 raw movies and well over 65 photos.
First, Kris created I Love Silver for novice to expert metal clay artists and artisans, because she loves metal clay and wants to share.
Kris designs and creates fine and sterling silver, minuscule sculptures as pendants, earrings, charms, rings, and more. Her work features landscapes, wildlife, tracks, and bits of nature. Her medium is precious metal clay.
What is Metal Clay? Watch Meet Metal Clay.
Kris is a PMC Senior Instructor certified by PMC Connection and Rio-Rewards Certified by RioGrande, thanks in part to a grant from the Montana Art Council, an agency of the State Government. She “passed with distinction the certification review” by the Montana Arts Council, signaling that she has developed a sustainable business in art. The additional honor of distinction was awarded based on a demonstrated depth of understanding of her art and the development of a strong brand suited for her specific business niche.
Kris is currently teaching, maintaining her silver business, and working on submissions to the Metal Clay Masters Registry. Toward the end of 2017, she achieved Level 1 and is listed as a Master in Masters Registry.
To see Kris' current and available work, go to The Silver Pendant.