Monday, January 25, 2010
I recently took a weekend PMC Certification class with Manhattan artist Vera Lightstone. What an incredible treat- I love her work and her studio & apt combo [an end unit] was to die for: 2 walls of huge windows, an unbeatable view of sunset over the Hudson, enormous amount of space for NYC and only 3 blocks from Penn Station! PMC- Precious Metal Clay. An art form that has been around for about 10 years now- you work with clay and it's ease of molding. Once you've completed your desired design, you put it in the kiln and all the clay particles burn off. What you are left with is FINE Silver [.999 as opposed to Sterling Silver which is .925]. Of course I can't wait to create some fine pieces of silver/glass. I'll post some photos soon!