I haven't worked in silver in over a year. I'm just to synced into the bronze. I'm still working in the original too. The colors keep me working in original. Yesterday as I worked in the studio there were a lot of thoughts going through my head about the things I've heard about metal clay's other than silver.
I've heard people complain about the bronze...it's messy, it takes to long to fire, blah, blah, blah. Some have even gone as far as to say it isn't really a metal like a sheet bronze, it's not strong, you can't forge it.
Well...it's not sheet metal. Neither is silver PMC. It's different. Just like acrylics aren't oils aren't watercolors. They are all different forms of paint. And strength....I've been wacking the crap out of it all weekend long and it's forging beautifully. Messy....yes it's messy. The fast fire bronze is cleaner...but still messy.
I was enjoying myself yersterday working at the bench. I was thinking about various other art forms and the inherent messes that are associated with each one. My only conclusion was.....put your Big Girl panties on and deal....or go do something else.
That had me laughing all afternoon.