Bunny Tobias, ‘Ladder’, 2016, form & concept
Bunny Tobias, ‘Ladder’, 2016, form & concept

Bunny Tobias begins her process with a simple ball of clay. Not ordinary clay but bronze metal clay. Bronze metal particles are suspended in an organic binder resulting in a clay like material that can be sculpted, rolled, textured, fabricated, and sanded. Once the desired object is achieved it is then fired in a digital kiln and held at a temperature of 1575 F. The organic binder burns out and what is left is pure bronze jewelry. It is polished to look like gold but has the strength of bronze. She then embellishes each piece with the colors and sparkle Swarovski Crystal, citrine, amethyst, topaz, and zircon. The necklace measure 28" in length and 2.25" wide.