I faxed the form in just in time to get $10 off my class fee. I love to save money so that was great. I had hubby watch the baby and off I went, in the torrential rain to my first class in ages.
I was all prepared to take a bronze clay class so when I got there and they said copper I was confused but excited. I love copper and didn't even know there was such an animal as copper clay. (I know - under a rock.)
The class was great! I had brought a mold of an item I wanted to make and the teacher - Ray Cooper, lol Cooper/copper - let me use it. There were a lot more people than are normally in the classes at this show but that made it fun, 7 including me.
Pieces drying on a griddle. They will get filed prior to going in the kiln.
Filing dry pieces.
Lots of filing. We made such a mess.
The cool thing about this clay is that it can be torch fired if the pieces are small.
That's our teacher doing a demo firing.
Copper hearts I made ready to be turned into jewelry.
Copper bird I made with a heat patina.
Copper piece with a heat patina from the mold I brought with me.
What a great day I had, during the class we got an hour lunch break while the kiln was firing our pieces up to 1778 degrees for 30 minutes. During the break I went shopping tot he Innovative Beads Expo and picked up a couple of things that I needed and a few things that weren't on my list. I can't wait to get back to beading! I didn't realize how much it has been calling me these last few weeks of playing.
......Off to play with my new stuff...... I hope you all had as great a weekend as I did.