Creating Botanical Metal Clay Jewelry and Storage Vessels

Instructor Bio: 
91 minutes

Watch as Patrik Kusek shows you, step-by-step, how he takes an organic and sculpture approach with metal clay creating a dimensional pomegranate vessel and stand that incorporates into the design a stunning pendant and coordinated earrings.

Inspired by the story of Persephone, this piece pays tribute to her and the fruit that got her banished to the underworld for 6 months every year.

Learn professional tips and tricks for dry construction, hollow forms, plus leaf and branch construction and assembly.

Additional metal smithing and metal clay construction techniques covered include: how to ball wire ends, how to embed connections seamlessly, plus Patrik’s easy peasy ear post soldering technique.

Construction techniques taught are suitable for silver, bronze, and copper clays.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • Intermediate/Advanced Metal Clay Techniques
  • Hollow form construction
  • Embedding wire into metal clay
  • Easy method of soldering ear posts onto earrings
  • Patinas and finishing
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • 100 grams of any brand of metal clay, 
silver, copper or bronze wire
  • Earring posts
Aura 22K gold (optional)

Make sure and check out the class handout PDF done just for this project.