Make Your Own Metal Clay Punches (4PAM_12)


Ever find yourself with in the middle of a metal clay project and couldn't locate a punch or clay cutter in the right size or shape? I've been experimenting with  "granulation" or "pebbling" in metal clay lately, and the one thing that became apparent was the need to come up with some punches/cutters in unique shapes and sizes. As you can see in the piece "Sophia," that along with the circular granulation, there is also a tear drop shape. 


This tear drop is much smaller then the same shape cutter you can buy commercially, so where did I get these tiny punches? You may be surprised how easy it is to make these little guys for yourself, in a variety of shapes that you can use on wet and dry clay. There just something incredibly gratifying about making your own tools too! Click on the image below and it'll take you to Goggle Docs, where you can print or download the full PDF. 


Views: 572

Tags: 4PAM, by, clay, metal, processes, step, tools, tutorials

Comment

You need to be a member of crafthaus to add comments!

Join crafthaus

Latest Activity

Laura Jaklitsch liked Brigitte Martin's group Crafthaus goes to ... ACC Baltimore 2016
7 minutes ago
Profile IconLaura Jaklitsch, barbara bryn klare and 3 other members joined Brigitte Martin's group
Thumbnail

Crafthaus goes to ... ACC Baltimore 2016

Brigitte Martin (crafthaus editor) will spend time at the 2016 ACC Show in Baltimore. She will report back from three distinct viewpoints.Sign up for this group to join the trip, ask questions, be a part of it!Plenty of images and information coming…See More
9 minutes ago
Patricia Madeja liked Brigitte Martin's group Crafthaus goes to ... ACC Baltimore 2016
48 minutes ago
barbara bryn klare posted a photo

Modern Sampler: Waiting for You

rescued linen, embroidery floss
50 minutes ago
Brigitte Martin posted a group
Thumbnail

Crafthaus goes to ... ACC Baltimore 2016

Brigitte Martin (crafthaus editor) will spend time at the 2016 ACC Show in Baltimore. She will report back from three distinct viewpoints.Sign up for this group to join the trip, ask questions, be a part of it!Plenty of images and information coming…See More
1 hour ago
Sarah Rachel Brown posted photos
20 hours ago
Sarah Loch-Test posted photos
21 hours ago
Sarah Rachel Brown is now a member of crafthaus
21 hours ago
Erin Rappleye liked Zachary Lihatsh's photo
yesterday
Brigitte Martin posted blog posts
yesterday
Brigitte Martin left a comment for Melissa Cameron
"You are welcome! Looking at the exhibit again, I couldn't help thinking how much has changed since 2011, that exhibit was such a groundbreaking idea..."
yesterday
Melissa Cameron left a comment for Brigitte Martin
"Thanks for the ManJewellery flashback, it's a nice reminder while I'm deep in the dungeon making that there's another more fun/frivolous side to this business ;) xx m"
yesterday
Melissa Cameron commented on Melissa Cameron's group ManJewellery
"Me either Dauvit! Whoa, how time flies! Thanks to Brigitte for the reminder ;)"
yesterday
Harriete Estel Berman commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Techshop just added the A to STEM
"The TECH shops offer access to equipment that artists, makers, or entrepreneurs may not have the resources, space or need to purchase for their own use. We live near the original Tech shop Look on their website for the list of equipment. You…"
yesterday
Zachary Lihatsh posted photos
yesterday
james malonebeach commented on Brigitte Martin's blog post Mysterious Metal Heads - Dale Dunning
"these are fantastickle."
Wednesday

Masthead Credits

Leisa Rich, Atlanta, GA

"Happy to See You, Too", 2016
16" X 12" X 9"
Materials: PLA, acrylic, plastic, oil paint, recycled reflexology/yoga mat
Technique: 3D printing, assemblage

© 2016   Created by Brigitte Martin.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service