Carving metal clay has typically meant to cut dry clay in order to produce an aesthetically pleasing object or design. Kris expands on this definition in this course that consists of only four videos. She shows the classic tools and techniques for carving metal clay and demonstrates carving metal clays silver and bronze. She has made several items, specifically to teach this course. In her photos she jumps all over the place, with regards to these items, because she organized this course into a four videos.
Carving Wet Clay
Carving Dry & Partially-Dry Clay
Carving Tools & Other Methods
Carving does not always have to result in a chiseled and carved look, which is the box that metal clay artists put around carving. What Kris teaches in this course is not only classic carving techniques but many other techniques for constructing and embellishing your work. Kris has tried to open new doors for you, in the world of metal clay. Even if you don’t carve per se, you will likely gain some insights and ideas on what you can employ at various stages of creation.
If you gain information with photos and text, you will want to check out Kris Kramer Designs Tidbits & Tricks, the posting on Carving Metal Clay. It contains much of the info that is in this course.
If you want more information than what is in the Tidbits & Tricks or if you learn better by watching, then purchase this online course on Carving, which contains more explanation, photos, and videos.
This course is for beginners in metal clay or those who have not yet tried their hand at carving.
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.