EZ960® Sterling Silver Clay Update

Hello everyone,

We recently updated our EZ960 firing instructions and our Gemstone Firing Guide to accommodate those artists that are firing the metal clay for extended hold times. The original firing schedule for EZ960 has not changed:

1675F for 2 hours
1700F for 1 Hour
1725F for 15 minutes

However,

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EZ960®: METALCLAYSTUDIO

We are always delighted to share pieces that have been created with EZ960 Sterling Silver Clay. The pieces pictured below were created by seven different students in Russia at the METALCLAYSTUDIO. The METALCLAYSTUDIO offers training on working with metal clay with both basic and advanced classes. Thank you to the folks at METALCLAYSTUDIO for sharing these photos with us!

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Artist Project Series: Kathy Van Kleek

unspecifiedAnother project is here for The Artist Project Series with EZ960®! We are thrilled to support Creative Fire with this process.

The fourth artist is Kathy Van Kleeck, a jewelry artist since 1994. She has created a unique ring using EZ960 Sterling Silver Clay while showing us her process step by step.

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Artist Project Series: Marco Fleseri

nelumbo-vertebralis-promo-imageOur third artist for the Artist Project Series using EZ960® Sterling Silver Metal Clay is Marco Fleseri. Marco has created a unique and intricate cuff bracelet he calls “Nelumbo vertabralis.” He says this bracelet was inspired by vertebrae and lotus flower petals (“nelumbo” is the genus name for the lotus family of plants).

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Creating Reindeer Earrings

rhonda-earrings-7I wanted to create some cute Christmas earrings for ugly sweater parties and other festive activities that happen this time of year… so reindeer earrings it twas! I am new to metal clay so these were a little bit of a challenge, but with help of my Aunt I am very happy with how they turned out!

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Artist Project Series: Cindy Miller

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We are happy to share the second featured artist for “The Artist Project Series” by Creative Fire. This series features 12 artist who are letting us observe into their studio while they create a piece of art using EZ960™ Sterling Silver Clay.

The second artist is Cindy Miller,

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Irina Vasilieva: EZ960™ Sterling Ring & Earrings

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We are continuing to receive beautiful photos from artists using EZ960™ Sterling.  Irina Vasilieva, metal clay artist from Russia created this beautiful ring and earring set. The earrings were fired at 1724°F/940°C for 15 minutes and the ring was fired at 1700°F/927°C for 1 hour.

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Artist Project Series: Gordon K. Uyehara

gordonring_1We are delighted to support and introduce “The Artist Project Series” by Creative Fire. This series will feature 12 artists over the next year or so. Each artist will let us observe into their studio while they create a piece of art using EZ960™ Sterling Silver Clay.

The first featured artist is Gordon Uyehara from Honolulu,

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New Polymer Clay Products!

fimo-clay-2-sm FIMO Clay

FIMO is the first polymer clay brand to ever be created in 1954. For many years, it was the only polymer clay brand, and now is most common in Europe. FIMO is easily worked, holds its shape well and is strong after baking.

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Champleve / Cloisonné Pendant by Alan Rein

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My wife, Diane and I had the opportunity to attend the Metal Clay Artist Symposium 15-18 September in Winston-Salem North Carolina. We both had a great time! Diane took stackable ring classes with Barbara Becker Simon, and I took a Champleve / Cloisonné class with Pam East,

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