Another 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.
To view this process and to learn more about Kathy Van Kleek, click here
I 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! Below is step by step instructions on my process.
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, a full-time studio artist from Alabama. She has created a vivid, beautiful owl pendant, while showing her process step by step.
To view this process and an interview with Cindy Miller by UK artist Julia Rai, click here.
Terri McCarthy is truly an inspiration! She transformed her studio in the historic Grafton Mill in Grafton, WI and it includes an open studio classroom. I have had the pleasure of taking classes from Terri. Adults who have an interest in fabricating jewelry or small metal objects are welcome in her studio, for individual or group instruction. Terri is a well respected and accomplished metalsmith in her own right as well as a talented instructor. Her teaching style is laid back, she has a great sense of humor and gives each student the time and mentoring needed when questions arise.
Her studio is beautiful and well stocked with every metalsmithing tool you can imagine. She routinely brings in well known artists and instructors for weekend classes. Terri offers ongoing workshops in casting, enameling, fold forming and etching, in addition to her regularly scheduled classes. If you ever get the chance to take a class from Terri or one her invited metalsmithing guests, you’ll learn a lot and have fun too! Terri’s website
One of the classes I took focused on etching metal. This was a first for me. The process was interesting and fun! Now I have some great raw material and ideas for pendants and earrings. I used bronze and copper in this class.
Here are a few photos of some of the etched pieces I created.
Here are a few photos of Terri’s work.
I used the E-3 Etch Kit by Sherri Haab. Cool Tools also carries Silver, Copper, Bronze and Brass Sheet, the perfect blank canvas for etching! Etching metal is an interesting technique that cannot be duplicated in any other fashion. It is achieved by protecting certain areas and leaving the rest open to the action of the acid. The greatest master of this technique was certainly Rembrandt (1606 – 1669). He produced over 300 etchings in his lifetime.