Daily Archives: December 1, 2009

Leaves of bronze clay

All over the island there are bunchberry plants growing along the roadside . The veins on the back of the leaf make a nice pattern for earrings made of metal clay. I’ve made them with silver and bronze clay before, but this was the first time I attached bronze wire to the “leaf” before firing.

Bronze and copper clay leaves earrings after firing. The green patina on the bronze leaves was a happy accident.

Finished earrings, with patina and burnished vein lines. The bronze wire, fired in  place turned a copper color.

The next batch of bronze leaves. Trying to turn a happy accident into a planned result:



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