Cynthia Morgan (Morganica) journals the making of small vessels from metal clay. She covers the creation of tiny, wearable boxes of silver, brass and sterling silver bowls. She discusses engineering and designing for use with silver clay, difficulties in firing clays containing base metals, and considerations for later decorating boxes with enamels, found objects, and other forms of coloring.
Twistbox, one of the four silver, enamel, and gemstone boxes I'm working on. Here, I'm starting to refine the dried clay, trimming and sanding until it's as perfect as possible before firing. "Ever hear of 'crawl, walk, run?'" an exasperated instructor once asked, "Ever TRIED crawling first?" I can hear her now, over my latest fiasc...er, learning experience: [...]