Saturday, April 25, 2009

PMC Class

Today, Robyn and I drove up to Jackson to take a class in PMC (Precious Metal Clay). PMC is made from silver which has been reclaimed from old film. It is mixed with a clay like binder material, making it easy to work with. When the PMC is fired in a kiln or sometimes with a torch, the binder burns away and fine silver is left. I was supposed to take the class with my friend, Lisa, but she was unable to do so. Robyn happily stepped in. I thoroughly enjoyed spending the day with her. I would love to be able to say that any skills I learned several years ago from my clay (wheel)classes came back to me, but I can't. We did have a great time creating silver pieces to wear or to give as gifts. Hopefully, we can attend another class and continue the fun.