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Artist Project Series: Ann Davis “Columns” Pendant with FS999™

And so the Artist Project Series with Creative Fire continues on! Ann Davis, an artist and teacher in the Washington DC area created this unique “Columns” pendant using FS999 Fine Silver Clay. This was her first time using FS999, and she loved it! She said, “it’s easy to work with, doesn’t seem to stick as …

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Artist Project Series: A River Runs Through It: Pendant by Deb Steele

We are happy to share the new Artist Project Series with Creative Fire using FS999™ Fine Silver Clay! A River Runs Through It: Pendant by Deb Steele Our most recently featured artist for the Artist Project Series with Creative Fire is Deb Steele. This beautiful piece is designed with 3 boxes that the artist can …

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Artist Project Series: The Tree of Tolerance by Trish Jeffers-Zeh

Our most recently featured artist for the Artist Project Series with Creative Fire is Trish Jeffers-Zeh. Trish says, “Art has always been my saving grace to release pain, anxiety and express my feelings as prayers or meditations, for idle hands leave too much room for overthinking.” For the Artist Project Series, Trish found inspiration from …

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Delicate Element Textures

We are SUPER excited about a new Cool Tools Brand Product, called Delicate Element Textures. This a new product as of October, 2018. Made from silicone, these textures are specially designed to create beautiful, delicate designs using very small amounts of clay. Create intricate and lightweight elements individually or combine them to make more elaborate …

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Artist Project Series: Nesting Ring by Tracey Spurgin

Cool Tools is proud to continue our support for the Artist Project Series with Creative Fire.  UK Jewelry Artist, Tracey Spurgin has created this detailed, stunning Nesting Ring using EZ960® Sterling Silver Metal Clay.  Because EZ960 is a sterling silver alloy, one of its best attributes is its post firing strength. This inherent strength makes EZ960 …

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MCAS 2018

Metal Clay Artists Symposium • August 23-26, 2018 This exciting 4-day event, at the Sawtooth School for Visual Art (SSVA), features the most innovative workshop leaders in a creative environment, sharing inspiration, techniques, and cutting-edge technology with the metal clay community through hands-on workshops, breakout sessions, free Technique Discovery Workshops, Meet and Greet opportunities, a month-long …

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EZ960® Sterling Silver Clay Rose Necklace by Karen Trexler

Check out this beautifully hand crafted necklace by Cool Tools’ resident artist, Karen Trexler! What I personally love about this piece is how you can see her fingerprints, creating a soft texture for the petals. Karen explains her process for creating this piece out of EZ960 Sterling Silver Clay below: I started this necklace with …

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