Finishing, Polishing, & Burnishing -- An Overview

Final Touches You Can Apply to Your Metal Clay Creations

Finishing your pieces involves as much creativity and excitement as creating them. Once you learn the myriad of finishes possible on your metal-clay creations, your pieces will take on a whole new look.

This information appeared as an article in Cre8tive Fire, an online magazine offering inspiration and information for jewelry makers with an emphasis on metal clay. To view that article, click here.

The last part in this course, Patina Preservation, was not included in that article.

There are no videos in this course, FYI.

Two other courses that might interest you are these.

Patina and the Patina Process for All Levels
Mirror Shine & Other Finishes.


Your Instructor

Kris Kramer
Kris Kramer

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.

Watch a three-minute video on the artist Kris Kramer on YouTube.

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.

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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.

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Class Curriculum

  Finish, Polish, Burnish, Preserve
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