- 6+ Video lessons in HD
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- Over 9 hours of in-depth instructions
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- Captions available in English, Portuguese, Dutch, German, Spanish, French and Swedish
What you will learn:
- Introduction and project overview
- Roll and form the flat and curved version of the body and dry.
- Roll and form the flat and curved version of the Elytra and dry.
- Creating a back for the curved body, making a bezel for the flat body.
- Make 2 sets of wings.
- Reviewing of the previous steps
- Discussing the pros and cons of "Refining as you go" versus "Refining at the end".
- Attach the bezel to the flat body
- Discuss leg design and placement on the body
- Create the legs for both body versions and let dry
- Attach the legs to the bodies
- Review the previous day's steps
- Create the bodies. Attach together and dry
- Assembling and reinforcing the bug
- Review the firing schedule and how best to support the piece
- Fire the completed piece
- Finishing touches, adding jump rigs, and chains.
- Bonus class: How to create the rivets for the wings
- Bonus class: Using silly putty to clean and test textures
- Bonus item: Materials list
About the course
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Curious Mondo: Bugs in Metal Clay
Basic / Intermediate / Advanced
Jewelry makers, people interested in precious metal clay
Learn how to create a piece of kinetic jewelry in metal clay
About the instructor
I have been a sculptor and artist as long as I can remember. My childhood gifts were art supplies as often as they were toys or books. I was born in Massachusetts in 1969 and lived there for 18 years, before becoming a born-again Californian in 1987. I currently reside and work in Alameda, California where I have lived since 2000. In the beginning, I sculpted in FIMO, a polymer clay, and this honed my ability to transform my visions into 3-D images. In 2000, I took my first PMC (precious metal clay) class and was hooked. PMC’s affinity for texture, flexibility of form, and choices of finishing techniques make it ideal for me as an artist. The combinations of fine detail, high texture and varied forms are not easily achieved using traditional methods of casting and fabrication. While my main focus is making wearable sculpture, I also work in mixed-media.