I was very excited to learn this great technique because I love to add color to my work without using beads or stones.
Powder coating is a thermo set, polymer paint process. The coated is applied electro-statically and is then cured under heat to allow it to flow out into a smooth, durable surface.
Here is a great video Michael has about this topic:
The class was intensive but we all had such a great time. Michael is an incredible artists and a very good teacher, he was always willing to answer all the questions the students had.
|©2010 Michael Dale Bernard
Wood be Diamonds, brooch series
Steel, copper, wood, silver, powder coat, enamel paint
The first day of the class Michael let us used some of his found metal objects to start playing with powder coating. We were all eager to start adding some colors. Here you can see some examples that I made with the metal objects he let us used.
|These two pieces are still in progress. I will make some
bronze metal clay pieces that will be riveted in the
center to attach all the pieces together.
For the second day I wanted to make something with my own creative style. Of course I had to create a heart and also I decided to powder coat some pieces I had for a necklace I am making.
|©2012 Lorena Angulo
Copper, Bronze, powder coat
|I am still working in this piece. I am making a necklace using a beautiful
button that was embroidered by Ellen Louwes.
(Copper, Embroidered button , powder coat.)
I am very excited to keep on playing with powder coating, the equipment is not very expensive and I can see myself doing much more of this in the future.
|Michael photographed this picture of