January 13, 2018 | Sterling Metal Clay with an Emphasis on Rings

Sterling clay (.925) is one of the newer metal clays in the PMC line.  The increased strength of the sterling clay as well as the ease of working with it make it ideal for ring making.  It is more forgiving in terms of drying out as well as being wonderful to add carved details.  The best of both worlds is when you make .960 sterling clay (a 50/50 combination of pure silver clay and .925 sterling clay) because it doesn’t require the two step firing process involving carbon that is needed for .925 clay but retains the strength and ease of use.  You will learn how to create this new alloy and how to use it. The emphasis will be broader than making rings in this session and will include a refresher/review of working with metal clay.  You will learn about making rings with .960 but you are also welcome to use your clay to make other items as well.  While this class is ideal for those with metal clay experience, it is open to anyone with an interest in learning metal clay techniques.