Second Edition of My First Book, and Some New Work

The second edition of my first book: The Handbook of Metal Clay: Textures and Forms has finally gone to print and will be available by November. You can see the covers and the introduction on my Web store. Thank you for all the beautiful photos that you have sent me. I have managed to include almost all of them. I will post again when the book is out.

You can pre-order the book now. There is a discount of 25% for a minimum order of 12. Please see details here.

On another note, I’d like to share with you some of the work that I’ve been doing lately. Most of it has to do with caning and mokume gane effects.

The following are hollow forms. The third one is a combination of copper and White Bronze. The fourth photo shows solid bi-cone spherical beads.


Mokume mascara

Oval  cab


Ball and bicpne

The following demonstrate wood grain effects.

Woodgrain tube Earrings

Woodgrain rectangular earrings

Woodgrain lentils

Woodgrain bracelet

And these are striped designs:

Striped dome earrings

Striped rock


In the last four you can see a third, pinkish color. This is created by mixing bronze and copper clay.

And finally, two more magnetic clasps made from Pearl Grey Steel and bronze and copper.

Magnetic clasp

I’ve been asked whether I am going to teach some of these techniques in my next workshops. Absolutely – some techniques I am still working on, but I will certainly teach what I feel confident about.

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