Introduction to Precious Metal Clay
Create with this Fine Silver or Gold Jewelry Material
PMC is one of the most remarkable material developments in recent history and Mary Ann Devos is a pioneer working with this exceptional material since 1996.
by Mary Ann Devos
Precious Metal Clay (aka PMC) is one of the most remarkable developments in silver and gold metal working. Mary Ann’s friendly and easy to understand teaching style is presented in this step-by-step book to guide crafters through the process of hand-forming this remarkable clay material to create distinctive silver and gold jewelry in these 18 projects.
PMC looks, feels and is shaped just like potter’s clay but after firing all that is left is solid precious metal. It is available in fine silver (0.999%) and 24K gold and is composed of microscopic metal particles, a non-toxic organic binder and water. The fabrication process requires much less equipment and training than traditional metal jewelry working, making it easily accessible to artists, hobby-crafters, and fine jewelers. PMC can be combined with many materials such as semi-precious gems, glass, porcelain and ceramics.
- 96 Pages – all in color
- 360 Color Photographs
- 18 Projects
- Available in Print or eBook format
- Dimensions: 8 1/4” x 10 7/8” (21 x 27.6 cm)
- ISBN-Print Book: 978-0-919985-36-0
- ISBN-eBook: 978-0-919985-99-5
About the Authors:
Mary Ann was a pioneer in metal clay and working with it since 1996. She was the Director of Education for Art Clay and the Director of Education for PMC Connection, a direct importer of PMC into the US. Ken is the Program Coordinator and a Senior Teacher for PMC Connection. In addition to teaching PMC techniques, he is responsible for the business end of the process. He served as Senior Editor and provided photography for all of Mary Ann’s first books.