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  • PMC Beginners Course

    Does anyone know of a beginners course in Precious metal clay, in Staffordshire preferably, I am desperate to go on one.
    Kitty11
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    You can buy kits with the torch version online for around £50
    I am thinking I may get one one day!!! Not sure about courses though!
    Rach

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    • #3
      Yes I have seen the kits myself and was pondering, but thought I would like some lessons as I dont fancy burning the house down
      Kitty11
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      • #4
        i did one a couple of weeks ago with murano glass, she`s in market deeping, not sure if thats to far for you. if she does`nt reply on this thread you could pm her.

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        • #5
          Hi Kitty
          You're more than welcome in Market Deeping, my next course is on the 15th Feb, (but I suspect it's a bit far).
          Below is a useful thread for silver clay hints and tips
          http://www.craftsforum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=20016
          about halfway down the first page is a link to a list of teachers by area

          Hope that helps
          Nicxx
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          • #6
            Hello Kitty - I'm in the same situation: GAGGING to go on a PMC / Art Clay Silver course.

            Might just have to bite the bullet, and buy a kit. Watch this space and if any of you smell smoke, call the Fire Brigade....!

            Nic - any chance you could come upto Northern Scotland to run a course for us who are too far away from Market Deeping ?
            With love,
            Daisy & Me
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            • #7
              LOL - Try hob firing first (or use a camp stove if you're electric)
              It's much safer & no Fire brigade

              Just make sure the clay is totally dry and that you've put the safety mesh on...the polymer clay pits "big box" has the 2 hob firing mesh pieces in

              Nic xx
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              • #8
                A cheaper than kiln firing alternative is a microwave kiln; it does exactly what it says- pop in the piece to be fired and heat up the small kiln in the microwave. It's ok for small pieces but judging the temperature is a little tricky depending on the power of your microwave.
                If you really get into it there are plenty of mini kilns around with thermostat controls; I can recommend a good supplier if anyone is interested.
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