I did a custom piece awhile back for someone who wanted to see my process,
so I took a few photos along the way.
|I started with her hawk photograph.|
|I created this black and white artwork from the photo.|
Then I printed the artwork onto special paper and transferred it with
heat to a brass sheet that has been cleaned and sanded in
preparation for etching.
I etched the brass and used it to make an impression in
my precious metal clay.
I fired the piece in my kiln at 1650 degrees for 2 hours and out came
a pure silver hawk. Here it is finished and ready to wear.