Combining Silver and Copper Clay


The file “Combining Silver and Copper Clay” on the right side of the screen describes experiments with firing silver and copper clay in a single piece. It shows which combinations work, which don’t, and which work some of the time.

I am in the process of preparing a similar file on combining bronze and copper clay. Hope to post it next week.


5 Responses to “Combining Silver and Copper Clay”

  • Catherine Witherell Says:

    That was very interesting Hadar. Thank you for sending it to me. I learned a lot. Looking forward to the one on the Bronze. I will have my rings finished for Monday.

    Catherine

  • Jane Goody Says:

    My fellow on Facebook shared this link and I’m not dissapointed at all that I came to your blog.

  • Amy Atkinson Says:

    Hadar, when you add unfired silver clay to fired copper clay, how do you compensate for the shrinkage of the silver clay? Do you leave extra silver clay so that when it’s fired it is close to the same level as the copper, or do you just sand away the copper clay to match the silver clay when you finish the piece?

    Thanks for the blog — it keeps me inspired!

    -amy

  • Hadar Jacobson Says:

    Hi Amy,

    I grind away the copper to the level of the silver. Sometimes there is too much shrinkage and you need to add silver clay and re-fire.

  • Amy Atkinson Says:

    Thanks! I’ll give it a try.

    -amy

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