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Introduction to PMC
Kate
Instructor: Kate Richbourg
Technique(s): Mixed Media and PMC
Level: Beginner
PMC (Precious Metal Clay) is a versatile material that can be molded and shaped like clay and then fired to produce fine silver jewelry or components. In this class you will learn the basics of working with PMC from rolling to shaping the clay. Kate teaches you the formulas and properties of PMC, how to fire using a kiln AND a torch, as well as finishing techniques to make the best fine silver beads, pendants, and components in town.

This class has a running time of 1 hr, 47 minutes.
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Tools And Materials
Tools
  • Flat Sanding Sticks, Set of 8
  • Clay Roller .75" (19mm) Lucite Dowel
  • Smooth rolling sheet page protector
  • Xacto knife or tissue blade can be found at a craft supply store
  • Drill bit
  • Wipe Out tool
  • Paintbrushes
  • Clay shaping tools: straws, coffee stirrers, popsicle sticks
  • Any non-pertoleum based lubricant: salve, olive oil, badger balm
  • Playing cards
  • Textures: brass metal sheets and rubber stamps
  • Files, sanding sticks or paper, nail buffers can be found at hardware or paint supply stores
  • Micro Torch
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Noncombustible work surface
  • Safety Glasses

Materials
  • PMC, PMC+, and or PMC 3 one 18 gram package
  • PMC Sheet


Pre-requisites