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Contains 360 pages of creative projects step by step.
Introduction to Precious Metal Clay from Wardell Publications art glass introduces precious metal clay, one of the most remarkable developments in silver and gold metal working since lost wax casting was developed thousands of years ago. An easy to understand teaching style is presented in this step by step book to guide crafters through the process of hand forming this remarkable clay material to produce distinctive silver and gold jewelry. Artist and instructor Mary Ann Devos uses 18 engaging projects to impart a broad understanding of the fundamentals. It looks, feels and is shaped just like potters clay but after firing all that is left is solid precious metal. The fabrication process requires much less equipment and training than traditional metal work, making it easily accessible to artists, hobby crafters, and fine jewelers. The material is so user friendly that people of any age or creative background can be instantly successful. It can be combined with many materials such as semi precious gems, glass, porcelain, ceramics, sculpture, and mixed metals, among others. Every successful artist develops a unique personal style.