From Sketch to Metal

Third of a Four Part Series: Designing for Metal Clay In my previous two posts I talked about how to calculate metal clay shrinkage, and how to calculate the enlargement rate of a design to accommodate this shrinkage. So why … Continue reading

Calculating the Enlargement of a Metal Clay Design

Second of a Four Part Series: Designing for Metal Clay Last time I discussed how to calculate the shrinkage of clay. Now, we want to take that information and use it to figure out how to design a layout for … Continue reading

Calculating Shrinkage of Metal Clay

First of a Four Part Series: Designing for Metal Clay Knowing how much clay shrinks, and how to work with that shrinkage is one of the fundamental skills necessary for working with metal clay. If you ever want to construct … Continue reading

Artist Profile – Donna Lewis, Scottsdale AZ
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So I was watching one of those award shows and flashed back to those chandelier earrings I made in high school (with a lapidary upgrade to be sure).  I was inspired.  Had to recreate some of the wonderful dangly, jingly, yummy ear art I … Continue reading