Revolution/Evolution: Contemporary Work in Precious Metal Clay
May 15 – August 4, 2006
Stewart Center Gallery
Summer hours for the Stewart Center Gallery are Monday through Friday, 10 am – 2 pm and by appointment.
The Precious Metal Clay Guild is sponsoring this exhibition in conjunction with its biennial conference, to be held at Purdue July 20-23, 2006. In the early 1990’s Dr. M. Morikawa of Mitsubsihi Materials Corporation in Japan developed this material as a way to join jewelry making and ceramics. Made of tiny particles of silver and gold suspended in an organic and water binder, PMC can be worked like clay. After work is formed, it is fired in a kiln, the binder burns away, the metal particles fuse together, and the result is an object of pure silver, 22K or 24K gold. This non-toxic material is used to make items such as jewelry, small sculptures, and home décor pieces. PMC is proving to be such an incredibly versatile material that new methods and techniques are constantly being developed. This exhibition illustrates the diversity of PMC, and will teach and inspire.
Executive Director, PMC Guild