Over the years, Rio Grande has tested lots of natural gemstones for use in PMC and you can benefit from our experience! Use these charts to guide your selection of which gemstones to consider and which to avoid when firing stones in PMC.
See how to easily add touches of 22 karat gold to your PMC and other silver designs with Aura 22 accent paint. The result is a permanent, natural, fluid-looking layer of gold that is substantially thicker than electroplating.
Follow along with Ricky Frank in this four-part demonstration video from Rio Grande. From preparing your metal to creating your wire shapes to applying the enamel to finishing, every step is covered in detail.
The growing popularity of bronze and copper clays has sparked a great deal of discussion of the differences between firebrick and ceramic fiber kilns. In this paper, we will examine the differences between these materials for kilns as well as the firing requirements for the different metal clays…
Learn how to keep clay moist and workable for your metal clay designs, as well as how to test alternate materials and how to choose a work surface in this question and answer session with Tim McCreight. Courtesy of the PMC Guild archives.
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