Getting Started Precious Metal Clay Series: Torch Firing PMC Introduction Course with Darlene Armstrong

Learn how to torch fire Precious Metal Clay (PMC) with instructor Darlene Armstrong in this interactive course!


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SKU: R6698

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$24.99
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Join Darlene Armstrong as she lights-the-fire in this online course featuring Precious Metal Clay (PMC) and torch firing techniques! Darlene’s spunky personality will ignite your passion for PMC as she begins the course by teaching the essentials of torch firing safety with the Butane torch. She will walk you through the types of Precious Metal Clay, how to choose the right one for torch firing and what tools and supplies you’ll need to work with PMC. Then, you’ll discover how to store your PMC to repurpose again in the future! Be sure to test your knowledge at the end of course by taking a short quiz and join the discussion board to work with other students as you learn how to torch fire Precious Metal Clay.

Lesson Breakdown:
Lesson 1: Working with Precious Metal Clay (PMC)

  • What Precious Metal Clay is
  • Which PMC to buy for torch firing
  • Recommended Tools and Supplies
  • Overview of Texture Mats
  • Methods for controlling PMC thickness

Lesson 2: Essentials of Torch firing

  • Types of torches and best to use
  • How to practice PMC safely and effectively
  • Best techniques and process for torch firing

Lesson 3: Hardening, Polishing, and Patinas

  • How and why to use a vibratory tumbler
  • Patina choices and how to apply
  • Proper tools and techniques for polishing PMC

Lesson 4: Storing and Reconstituting Your PMC

  • Tips and Tricks to prevent PMC from drying out
  • How to safely store PMC for future use
  • Reconstituting PMC from dried scraps and dust

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Course Includes:
Discussion board: The discussion board is a great way to interact with other users in the course. It’s an open forum for you to ask questions, share your thoughts, and express your inspirations.

Gallery: Share images of your work where you can give and receive feedback from fellow students

Notes: This is a place for you to keep personal notes to help you with your work and the course content. Only you will be able to see your notes.

Test Your Knowlege - Short, optional quizzes and other learning activities

1 hour, 11 minutes of Video Content

About the Instructor

 

Darlene Armstrong is a professional metalsmith who is the owner and instructor at The Denver School of Metal Arts, in Denver, Colorado. Darlene has over 38,000 hours working at her bench, selling her work all over the globe. She has more than 3,000 hours of teaching experience, both professionally and privately. As a Senior Level PMC teacher, she has over 15 years teaching and working experience with PMC.

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SKU R6698
Author/Designer Darlene Armstrong
Product Type Course
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