Saturday, July 16, 2011

Metal Clay is HOT in KC this summer!

At least, Kansas City is hot! Verrey HOT. So join the KCPMC Guild to cool off with a demonstration by member Margaret Braet on her Cold Cast Pate-de-Verre glass clay.

Margaret is pioneering work in glass clay - similar to metal clays in that it involves use of finely ground particles in a binding medium that burns out when fired. Pate de verre is a technique used by the ancient Egyptians and French artists of a century ago. (Note: images shown are old French glass.....)

Margaret's product and techniques are different from the old methods....we'll find out all about them at the July KC PMC Guild meeting on July 19th.  

She uses texture molds, the freezer and more modern equipment to update this ancient technique. 

If you Google Pate de Verre you'l find that it's not a technique for the casual artist....but Verrey Glass Clay brings glass into the realm of clay, which may sound familiar to PMC users. Join us for an interesting evening.

The meeting starts at 7pm, but join us for no-host dinner ahead of time at 5 p.m. at Fan's Tea and Dumplings - just across the parking lot from Harder Driving School at 10362 Mastin in Overland Park, KS

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