Domed pieces are easy to make yet they have a couple of challenges.
- Metal clay shrinks as it dries, which in 3-D work might mean your creation will warp and lose its original or intended shape. Learn how to avoid warpage.
- Will you have texture on the inside of your 3-D piece or the outside? This course will show you how to do either.
If you are thinking about becoming certified in metal clay, one venue for doing so is PMC Connection. If you click on the Education tab, you'll find PMC Connection Instructors, information on PMC Certification, and PMC Class Schedule by month. Why would you want to certify? First, you'll learn and be inspired in the world of metal clay. Second, it gives you confidence in your metal clay skills. Thirdly, certification entities you to a Certified Artisan discount honored by most metal clay suppliers. In the PMC Connection Level I, one of the pieces to explore and demonstrate mastery of is basic hollow forms; i.e., domed pieces.
Kris designs and makes fine and sterling silver, minuscule sculptures, pendants, earrings, charms, and rings. Her work features landscapes, wildlife, and tracks. Her main medium is precious metal clay.
Kris is a PMC Certification Instructor certified by PMC Connection (not longer in existence) and Rio-Rewards Certified by RioGrande.
In 2012 Kris “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. She achieved Level 1 in 2017, Level 2 in 2018, and is listed as a Master in Masters Registry.
Most recently, Kris has become one of six members on the Education Steering Committee for the Alliance for Metal Clay Arts Worldwide or AMCAW, which came into existence in 2018