Learn to Make Sterling Clay Dome Rings with Hattie SandersonWednesday September 19, 2012
Watch innovator and master instructor, Ms. Hattie Sanderson, and learn how to create a fabulous dome ring showpiece using the incredibly strong PMC Sterling. Learn all the tips and tricks to make a ring that is both durable and comfortable, plus ways to save on clay material.
Hattie will show you step-by-step the process of creating her foolproof basic hollow ring plus inspiring ideas to get you creating an unique ring of your own.
*BONUS* Listen as Ms. Sanderson answers questions from the audience during the LIVE presentation.
COVERED IN THIS CLASS:
• Mandrel preparation & guidelines
• Ring design & templates
• Forming ring over mandrel & armature
• Creating a secret message and/or makers mark
• How to burn out binder and cork/wood
• Preparing a steel mesh cage and firing vessel
• Loading ring for successful firing
• How to measure the carbon depth
• Reduction firing
• Removing sizing insert
• Removing oxide layer
• Tips for creating a beautiful finish
WHAT YOU WILL LEARN:
• Accuratesizing methods for PMC Sterling rings
• Mandrel preparation for symmetry and alignment
• How to design with polymer clay and templates to make a perfect fit
• Sizing dome armatures to fit your design
• A simple technique for giving the inside of the ring a professional finish
• Adding a secret message or makers mark to the inside of the dome after burn out
• Easy ring construction using the design and template
• Firing techniques for sterling clay using a sizing insert and steel cage
• How to remove oxides formed during firing
PLUS, included with the video, a PDF of the class handout.
Learn how-to create a basic hollow ring from sterling metal clay.
Discover how you can save material and cost but achieve a strong finished ring.
Discover ways to texture and embellish your own unique ring.
Hattie Sanderson is an artist , instructor and author working in metal clay. She began her career as an art director in the graphic design field. In 1990 Hattie opened her own studio to explore, create and teach in the disciplines of fiber and metal. In the mid 1990's Hattie was introduced to metal clay. Since then, her fascination with this material has become her main focus. Hattie's work has won many national awards and is published in several notable books and publications. www.hattiesanderson.com