Wednesday, September 8, 2010
fast fire bronze-success
I have struggled with bronze and copper clays in the past. My mezuzot never could withstand the firing process with out falling apart or changing shape. When fast fire bronze came out I checked out the blogs of my fellow metal clay artists and was encourage by the success they had. Last night I made a test piece, a very narrow and tall 3 sided box (like a mezuzah). The result is perfect and the form did not contort. Although the clay feels and acts very differently then silver clay, I do think it is worth my time to pursue. I'm very excited and motivated to create mezuzot in this medium....stay tuned to see what I come up with.