Judi Talley: Metal clay?
Metal clay sounds like a oxymoron, but it is actually a versatile medium made up of fine metal pieces, an organic binder, and a small amount of water. You can sculpt with it like a polymer clay, then fire in a kiln to produce a piece of solid metal. Judi will discuss the properties and possibilities for use in jewelry and sculpture, as well as provide examples from raw clay to finished pieces.
Judi Talley is an East TN native and active member of the Foothills Craft Guild. She has worked with metal clay since 2011 and juried into the Foothills Guild in 2016 in the jewelry category. Her love of the Smokey Mountains fuels her creative drive, and regular hikes in and around the mountains provide plenty of inspiration.
Eightmoons Creations is her one-woman jewelry studio set up in her home in Knoxville. Her husband, sister, and four cats all graciously put up with the mess.