Web Based Tutorials and Guides for making Metal Clay Hollow Forms

This page has links to websites that have valuable information, tutorials and projects about making hollow forms in metal clay. You'll find projects to make metal clay hollow forms using some kind of support like cork clay or polymer clay and also unsupported hollow form projects.

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Unsupported Hollow Form Projects

Alice Alper-Rein - Dry Construction, Vessels and Hollow Forms Tutorial

Very useful tips and hints tutorial. Packed with great information, this is well worth a browse.

Beads from buttonsBeads from Buttons - French and English

This tutorial (in two parts) will show you how to make beads from buttons and believe me, you will make really neat beads.

Ce petit cours (en deux parties) vous expliquera comment fabriquer des perles à partir de boutons et, croyez moi, vous aurez de belles perles originales. Part two of this tutorial is here.

Joy Funnell - Textured Heart Bead

Nice tutorial from Joy using cork clay as a core and showing how to use up your less-than-perfect paste.

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PendantKaren Doore - openwork pendant

Interesting project to make a hollow pendant with no inside support. There are no pictures to illustrate this project which is a shame but it's still easy to follow. Shows the technique for using a lightbulb to make domed forms. For metal clay artists with a bit of experience.

Kris Kramer - Shaping Creations

This blog post covers some of tips and tricks for making curved forms which is also very useful for hollow form making.


Making Hollow Forms with Inside Support

Delphi - working with cork clay

Simple guide to working with cork clay.

e-How - How to Make Hollow Metal Beads

Useful step-by -step guide about how to make hollow metal clay beads using cork clay.

Fire Mountain Gems - using cork clay

Simple instructions and safety tips on using cork clay to provide an armature or support for a metal clay project.

Hollow form steampunk necklaceHollow Form Steampunk Necklace

Use cotton spheres to make these round beads.


Holly GageHolly Gage - using metal clay over a cork clay core

Wonderful tutorial showing how to make a stunning pendant using cork clay to make a core. Easy instructions and very good pictures.




Sherri HaabSherri Haab - Artichoke Pendant

Pretty pendant made over a cork clay centre. Nicely illustrated.



Tips for Successful Burn Outs for Hollow Beads

Lots of useful tips and hints from Janet Alexander at PMC Connection.

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