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Covering clay pieces with gold trim


#1

Does anybody in this forum use gold or gold-like powder? I need a
combination of adhesive, powder and coating for covering clay pieces
with gold trim. Any suggestions?

Thanks,
Melvi
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#2

My experimentation incorporating Precious Metal Clay with ceramic
clay, was very interesting and the potential is unlimited. It may not
be exactly what you think you are looking for, but PMC is definitely
worth pursuing. It is expensive, but what gold isn’t?

Alan

Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts
760 Market Street . Suite 900
San Francisco . California . 94960 . USA
tel: 415 . 391 . 4179
fax: 415 . 391 . 7570
email: alan@revereacademy.com
web site: "http://www.revereacademy.com


#3

Bennett Bean uses gold leaf on his pots. If you’d like to see the
effect go to http://www.bennettbean.com/vessel1.htm If you have any
questions about the process, contact me. My wife, Jane, is his
guilder.

Hank Paynter


#4

I make lampworked glass beads and use metallic powders in different
hues of gold, bronze, silver. You might try that, I get it from
Frantz. You might also try gold leaf or foil to get the effect you
are looking for.

Carol Wellman
Blind Eye Beads


#5

Carol, you mentioned that you "make lampworked glass beads and use
metallic powders in different hues of gold, bronze, silver. " Could you
tell me please how you get the stuff (‘Pixie Dust’ I presume) off your
tools when you finish? I tried using it once and got purple all over
my marver which wouldn’t wash off, burn off or scrape off. Geo.