Burnish means to polish something, especially metal, by rubbing. As a noun, burnish means the shine on a highly polished surface. This course teaches burnishing as it is applicable to a finished metal-clay creation.
One can use anything harder than silver (or the metal you are burnishing) to burnish. You can use a screwdriver, a kitchen spoon, or what have you. In this course, two kinds of burnishing tools are used — agate and steel burnishers.
There are textures that are conducive to burnishing and textures that are not, as you will see.
This course consists of two videos, Burnishing One (4:37 in length) and Burnishing Two (5:00 in length).
Below are the resources referenced in the course.
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 Senior Instructor certified by PMC Connection 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 is listed as a Master in the Masters Registry, achieving Level 1 in 2017 and Level 2 in 2018.