Wednesday, July 16, 2008

"You're Fired!!"

Got you, didn't I? No, it's not "The Donald", it is...

...the new PMC (precious metal clay) piece after firing it with the butane torch. I mentioned in a previous post that I am doing a PMC demo at the library this Saturday. I have only worked with metal clay three times and am not certified to teach the method, but I can explain the basics. This was the first time I had used the syringe clay. It was much softer than I expected , which I thought would give me more control, but not really. This little organic filigree was all I could come up with, as it is a "one time" syringe and I knew I had to use it pretty quickly.

If you like working with pottery clay to make miniatures you will like PMC. I took a class at a local bead shop several years ago and I found out that I like the end results of the clay. I like the firing and the polishing of the pieces, I just don't much like the properties of the clay. A somewhat expensive lesson, as the pieces I made broke and I had to return them to the folks that taught the class to fix. Hmm....
I never did get those pieces back.

Anyway, we will also be doing polymer clay transfers at the meeting Saturday, since my demo will be so brief. When I did my first polymer clay session at the library last October, I was a nervous wreck. I think I hid it fairly well, but I am not much of a public speaker and combine that with having to show folks how to do something made me quite anxious. Hopefully, I will do better this time.

Well, that's all for now. I think we will make a quick trip to the mall and then we will probably go and do our recycling . That's always fun. No, seriously, I like to go recycle. You feel like you are doing your part and you get to see what other people recycle and when no one is around you can sneak and break something and not feel bad.

I am a Big Brother fan, so I will be watching Big Brother 10 tonight at 8:00 p.m. and DH is all excited about watching RUSH perform on the Colbert Report tonight at 11:30 p.m. It will be the first time in over 3 decades they have performed live on American television. I hope you watch and enjoy.

Well, that's all for now. I'll be back soon with lots of art, a clean studio (hopefully) and my always insightful and unsolicited opinions. Stay tuned!


Suzie said...

Good luck tonight!

Amy Sullivan said...

That is very cool. I have never heard of this before. It does look fun. So it is clay , that looks like metal. Neat.
Good luck with your class. Relax, they will love it.And, you.

The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Oh, that looks so friggin cool, and fun!

Funky Art Queen said...

That is a very unique piece. That is why I'm attracted to PMC or one reason, you can do such original things.