Bronze and Copper Clay Ammonite Pendant with Gordon Uyehara

In this workshop, we'll build a two-tone focal pendant from a shell mold. The bronze and copper combination piece is fired in activated carbon.
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In addition to your regular metal clay tools, you'll need:
• 40g FASTfire BRONZclay (approx.) or similar
• 30g Art Clay Copper clay (approx.) or similar
• Ammonite fossil shell or similar
• Natural shell (pendant sized)
• 2 part silicone molding mix
• Acrylic snake roller w/o handle
• Clay shapers
• Loop scraping tool
• 3/16-inch (4.7 mm) diameter
• Dowel or similar shaped object
• 4mm round cz
• Faceted or cabochon stone
• Kiln
• Firing container
• Activated carbon
• Kiln posts
• Stainless steel brush

• Ball stylus
• Pro polishing pad
• Steel burnisher
• Baldwin's Patina
• Renaissance wax, acrylic, or lacquer spray

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Gordon Uyehara

Gordon Uyehara

Metal clay entices Gordon with the lure of simple expression. Yet, he is frequently challenged in the quest to realize his outlandish vision. He strives for efficiency of movement coupled with unrestrained playfulness. When ideas form in his mind, he wants to bring them into physical existence so he can share them. It's fun and one of the ways he express himself as a human. Metal clay is perhaps a life long obsession of Gordon.

He usually starts with a rough sketch to act as a guide. He then decides from the sketch how the piece should be constructed. He works on components separately and then...
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