Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Contemporary Metal Clay Rings

Last week found a pleasant surprise in my mailbox: my personal copy of Hattie Sanderson's new book, Contemporary Metal Clay Rings. I'm proud to have three photos of my work included in this masterful new book.

Printed on quality paper and hardbound, the book covers all the intricacies of making rings from metal clay, including sizing issues in great detail. A thorough coverage of working with the various silver clays, including sterling, makes this book usable even by complete novices. Sometimes it's desirable to combine different silver clays in one project, or to use commercial silver components, and Hattie covers these scenarios as well. Sections are also dedicated to finishing (including Hattie's favorite rotary tool heads), and additions such as gemstones, nuts and bolts, and other inclusions as well as gold accents. Beyond the generalized information, there are six ring projects as well as a introductory pendant project. The book is rounded out with copious images of work from more than fifty metal clay artists, scattered within the text and compiled in a special gallery section.

If you are interested in making metal clay rings, this new addition to the metal clay library will answer all your questions.