Negative Space Caning with Metal Clay

Negative Space Caning using Metal Clay

Instructor Bio: 
94 minutes

Learn a whole new way of creating with Metal Clay using Holly's Negative Space Caning!

In this class, award-winning jeweler and artist Holly Gage shows you step-by-step how to use her exciting new technique called "negative space caning" for use with metal clay.

Watch and learn how-to create filigree chambers that you can fill with enamel or polymer inlay, and patterns easily duplicated on multiple metal clay pieces. Learn to work with a material that disappears after firing in a kiln, leaving behind a stunning result.

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 Holly reveals to you all the tips and techniques you need to know to start creating with negative space caning. Using close-up photographs of each step of the process, plus Holly'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.

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Covered In This Class: 
  • Creating delicate filigree with metal clay
  • Building “chambers” to fill with enamel or polymer inlay
  • Designing intricate patterns and forms
  • Combustible materials, which ones work, which ones don’t
Materials Used In This Class: 
  • PMC 3, PMC+ or Low Fire Art Clay Silver
  • Cork Clay or Wood Clay
  • Basic Metal Clay Tools

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.