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.
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