This course is for those of you who have metal clay experience and want to stretch yourself and your skills even further. There are a variety of hinges in the world of metal clay. This course shows you how to make a simple tube hinge. It contains photos of other hinges, because once you get the basic hinge skill down, you can make any kind of hinge.
This course includes includes these two pdfs with links to nine videos and lots of resources.
- List of TOOLS needed per step
- The STEPS to make earrings, according to the syllabus below.
You purchase your own and supply your own tools. Any kind of metal clay will work.
You will design your own hinged pendant. By including the steps in the process using her own hinged pendant, Kris quickly goes the basics such as designing, rolling and cutting the clay, drying it, sanding it, kiln firing, oxidizing with a patina, polishing. Most of the focus however is on the hinge element and options around making hinges.
As usual, Kris' course includes videos, photos (for close up detail), narrative explanation, options for later creations, other tools to try, and many links and resources, and things to know if you continue to work with metal clay. And when you take a course from Kris, she is forever at your beck and call via email to answer any questions.
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.