The Joy of Metal Clay: Extruding Canes

When Hadar was here a couple of weekends ago, I made these fun pieces. I discovered the fun in extruding and caning copper, bronze and steel. I didn’t think this was something I would enjoy but, WHAT FUN it was. Details on how to do this and more can be found in Hadar Jacobson’s book Patterns of Color in Metal: Canes, Gradients and MokomeGane. The extruder disc I chose was a teardrop shape and as soon as I began slicing the discs I found my inspiration. Each disc reminded me of a peacock feather. So I began arranging the pieces …