A poster on Orchid asked:

This has probably been covered before, but why are people using
bronze clay as opposed to casting?

It sounds like it’s difficult to get what you want, and rife with
failure, at least until you have done a significant amount of
experimentation.

Here’s my response:

Why does the mountain climber climb the mountain? Because it is there. Why does the bank robber rob the bank. Because that’s where the money is.

For those of us who work with (silver) metal clay, the BronzClay and CopprClay offer the next challenge. It’s fun to work with — it’s different from the silver clay. It’s also affordable enough to let kids work with it — something I’ve done.

It’s still pretty new, some people try it and decide it’s not for them. It’s highest and best use, to borrow a real estate term, has not yet been determined.

But why do we try? Because it is there.

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