Monday, March 7, 2011

This is why I still use original bronze metal clay

Yes I still use the original (slow fire) bronze metal clay. 

All day I was thinking of the load in the kiln.  I put it in last night when I went to bed and it was done this morning by the time I went to work....but still too hot to take out of the kiln.  Besides....I'm convinced some of the colors I get are due to the slow cool down.

Sifting through the load was the first thing I did when I got home.  It's always so much fun to see what the colors will be.  The first few pieces that were at the top were a drab green, then I started seeing a bright blue.  As I got down towards the bottom of the container the blues were combined with oranges. 

I love this stuff.  Now back to the studio.  I will have a second batch in the kiln tonight.


Roberta said...

I have never tried the bronze clay. Everyone seems to have a bear of a time with it. Except you that is. Your work is so lovely and you make it seem so easy! But I know it isn't!

SilverNikNats said...

Some seriously beautiful colors there!

Anonymous said...

Me too! I tried the fast fire once and was very disappointed in the colors. I suppose I should give it another shot sometime. My colors still are not as beautiful as yours. Would you be willing to share your carbon supplier?

Barbara Briggs said...

Wow, you do manage to get great colors. I haven't really had much luck in that arena so I just go for the "gold". I've recently switched to the FASTfire and love working with it. It's not at all sticky and behaves like a dream!