PMC for Beginners, Precious Metal Clay
Discover the art of using PMC. Learn how to create with this exciting medium with this 12 page booklet. Our PMC for Beginners is an informative information booklet designed to introduce this material at beginner’s level. No previous experience is necessary in either PMC or traditional silver jewellery making.**
What is PMC?
Often called PMC or Art Clay, Precious Metal Clay is made up of minute particles of metal mixed with water and an organic binder. It is formed whilst in its clay state and then fired. The firing process burns away the binder to reveal the metal.
Is it different to traditional Silversmithing and jewellery making techniques?
Yes, using PMC is very different indeed. It is a fantastic medium for creative expression as the material lends itself to free-forming and texturing. It is also a great addition to making jewellery in the traditional ‘Silversmith’s’ way as it can be easily soldered once fired. This opens up a lot of exciting opportunities for you to incorporate it in to your traditionally made jewellery.
What will I learn from the PMC for Beginners booklet?
The booklet covers the basics of using PMC, including how to roll it and handle it, how to add textures, how to set stones in to the clay and how to form it in to jewellery. We will then look at ways to dry the clay, finish it in its raw state, fire it without the need for a kiln and finally finish the clay once it is metal. The booklet demonstrates how to make small charms ideal to use for pendants or to add to a bracelet. The booklet focuses on using PMC3 or Art Clay Silver. These clays can be fired without a kiln.
What are you waiting for? This booklet is a download which is available immediately upon receipt of payment. Get it now and be inspired with this wonderful subject.
**Traditional silver jewellery making skills are not required but are useful when working with clay.