Friday, June 16, 2006
Even though PMC is fine silver, it helps to know how to work with other metals. So my teacher offered an additional class in soldering base metals like copper, brass and bronze. This is the piece that I made using copper and bronze. I textured the background (click image to see the texture) by rolling the copper through a rolling mill with regular window screen mesh. Then I soldered all the pieces together with a small butane torch that can also be used in cooking for glazing. I really enjoy working with the torch and plan to do more soldering and incorporating different metals into my work.