Monday, March 30, 2009

New Kiln! New Bronze Clay!

Great excitement! My new kiln arrived from the US. Thanks Cindy for your advice and expertise!

Since I attended the PMC Conference in US last July and had workshops with Hadar Jacobson in the new Bronze Clay I've been keen to experiment with the Bronze clay myself. Bronze has to be fired emersed in charcoal so it sinters in an oxygen free enviroment. This is unlike Silver Clay which can be fired on a gas top stove or butane torch as well as in a kiln.

Bronze can obtain some amazing patina colours and I was well pleased with my first firing. Here are the results.

1 comment:

Helen Cowans said...

I've never heard of Bronze clay - these are really beautiful. I love the designs and colours. Will you be selling them?