This is the "encyclopedia for all metal clay," says author and metal clay artist Yvonne M. Padilla about this all-encompassing, informational book. This comprehensive resource goes beyond the basics of working with metal clay. Beginners and experts alike will find new material, new ideas and fresh inspiration in this book with a wide range of techniques including forming hinges and beads, working with paper clay, and adding gemstones, glass or ceramics to designs. See how to use syringing, burnishing, texturing and patinas to raise your work to a new level of complexity and beauty, learn how to perfect silver and base metal clay designs in soft clay, explore paper and paste forms, and learn about the materials often used in partnership with metal clay. You'll even learn how (and why!) to conserve and re-use scraps of metal clay.
Complete with more than 500 photographs, this book covers every step of the process from material to technique to finished piece.