Learn to Make Spectacular Vessels in Metal Clay with Patrik Kusek
Learn how to create one-of-a-kind unique vessels from metal clay with awarding-winning artist and teacher Patrik Kusek.
In this video, Mr. Kusek takes you through an easy step-by-step approach so you start creating your own beautiful vessels. Add this skill to your metal clay possibilities.
This is a CraftCast Vintage Video, created before it was possible to incorporate High Definition video, as we do today. How far we have come in such a short time!
Watch and listen as Patrik reveals to you all the tips and techniques you need to know to start creating your own beautiful metal clay vessels. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus Patrik's detailed instruction, you’ll be creating using these techniques in no time!
Class was recorded live so, just like in more recent videos, you’ll hear the live Q&A with other students.
Patrik's unique vision for his jewelry designs have won praise from jewelry collectors internationally. His experience in the worlds of design and fashion helped shape his creative vision and brand. He is a graduate of the Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising and The Academy of Art University. He worked as a Fashion Stylist at Macy's San Francisco and was the owner and Creative Director of Wallop Design Group, a graphic design and branding company.
He currently is able to pursue his passion as a jewelry artist and instructor. He teaches metal clay workshops internationally. He is one of 9 senior instructors for Rio Grande and teaches PMC certification workshops nation wide. He was a featured artist on HGTV's "That's Clever." Patrik's work has been published in numerous books and publications. He is also the recipient of the 2007 Saul Bell Award 1st place in PMC. He is author of Woodland Chic: Metal Clay Jewelry as Nature Intended. Patrik was recently featured in Ornament Magazine.
- Vessel shapes from history that will inspire you to create
- Step-by-step instruction on hollow vessel construction
- Where to buy and how to make the tools you need
- How to use the simple lentil shape to create multiple vessel designs
- Incorporating Aura 22™
- Patina tips and techniques
- Exploring designs from simple to complex and how they were made
- metal clay
- Aura 22™
- basic metal clay tools
- a variety of mold shapes
Included with your video is a full-color PDF class handout with teacher's tips, notes and links to all the resources you need to get started.
Please note: this is not a stand-alone guide but simply a quick-reference for your convenience.