SUE QUIGLEY has been making jewelry for more than a decade. Sue originally trained in traditional metalsmithing, but was frustrated because she could not easily create the organic forms that she loves using fabrication techniques.
Sue was excited to discover precious metal clay (PMC) and finds it an ideal material to capture the wonder of nature in everlasting silver. PMC can be sculpted and worked like clay, holding impeccable detail. Clay pieces are fired in a high temperature kiln at 1650 F for two hours, burning off the organic binder and leaving fused .999 fine silver. The pieces actually shrink about 30% when fired which enhances the splendid detailing. Sue finishes the jewelry by hand using traditional metalsmithing techniques.
Sue's fingerprints show in many of her creations--unique markings which accompany her…
- Joined February 14, 2006
Wellington, New Zealand,