mokume gane metal clay class with jackie truty

Mixing Silver and Copper Clays: A New Spin on an Ancient Craft of Mokume Gane

Instructor Bio: 
60 minutes

Jackie Truty shows you close-up her process for using Art Clay Copper and Silver clays that once fired, results in a marbled, “surface of Jupiter” look, swirling the 2 metals together, touching but not creating an alloy.

“The secret is in the construction and the firing. Rolling out, layering and manipulating the silver and copper clays may seem basic, but it’s the little things that insure success.”

Ms. Truty reveals what you need to know to create this stunning, elegant piece that combines the value of silver with the inexpensive contrast of copper.

**PLUS** Jackie answers questions from the LIVE audience.

Don’t miss this special presentation!

No experience necessary.

The full recording and a PDF handout of resources and links is included.

You can re-watch all your CRAFTCAST purchases as many times as you like.

Covered In This Class: 
  • Distinguishing the differences in working with silver and copper clay
  • Rolling out consistent layers of clay
  • Layering and stacking silver & copper clay
  • Manipulating, filing and sanding in order to create original designs
  • Finishing and polishing fired designs by hand and machine
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • 15 grams of Art Clay Silver (one 10gm and one 5gm pkg)
  • 12.5 grams of Art Clay Copper (1/4 of 50gm package)
  • Acrylic roller
  • .5mm, 1mm, 1.5mm and 2mm slats
  • Non-stick work surface
  • Pottery clay cutter
  • Small amount of water
  • Pin vice with 1.5mm drill bit
  • Flat tipped paint brush
  • Cling wrap
  • 3M Fine, Superfine, Ultrafine and Microfine sanding pads, small pieces
  • Stainless steel brush
  • 2.5” tall stainless steel pan with lid
  • Fiberboard kiln shelf
  • Acid washed coconut carbon
  • Tweezers
  • Drying surface (dehydrator, cup warmer, griddle, hair dryer, etc.)
  • 7” half-round file, 220 and 320 grit sandpapers

Included in your purchase is the FULL recording of the entire LIVE class, plus a PDF with notes and online resources.

Please note: the PDF is not a stand-alone instructional booklet.