Meet Holly Gage, an American jeweler, designer, teacher of a variety of silver clay courses and author of numerous tutorials and workshops.
Today Holly Gage is one of the most sought-after specialists in metallic clays in the world. And this is no coincidence: we invite you to be inspired by her works – lively, bright, filled with both nature and the modern buzz of a metropolis.
They hide in themselves openwork lines of metal and precious stones, blackening, enamel, glass, beads and a little alchemy – because the silver clay, from which Holly creates most of her works, has a fascinating path, full of metamorphosis, before turning into pure silver and becoming stylish decoration.
For those who have not heard about this material before:
Silver clay is a raw material composed of 90% pure silver, crushed to nano-particles, and 10% of an organic binder and water, which allows it to be shaped into any shape before firing. Firing takes place at a temperature of 650-900C, in the process the water evaporates and the plasticizer burns out, and the silver is melted into a solid ingot, giving the purest 999 sterling 925 sterling at the exit (depending on the type of clay).