I've been researching PMC clay for a couple of weeks now and intend to take a course after Christmas. I do a lot of research before I commit to spending time on something.
My problem is that I have quite detailed ideas of what I want to achieve. I've knocked up a few 3D renders of varying complexity. I realise it's going to take some time to get to a point where I can reproduce my designs.
The questions I do have at the moment is regarding how clean can you get a geometric shape? Can you get sharp edges? If so are the achieved when the clay is still plyable or when it's dried do you have to machine it? Or do you have to fire it and work the silver?
I have modelling lathes, milling machines and drilling rigs etc... I'm assuming at the moment that I would have to wait until the clay is airdried and then start to machine it, the other option would be to press into moulds produced by making wooden prototypes but that sounds more like casting. Casting looks like a bit of a nightmare.
I've been struggling to find an example which demonstrates what I would like to achieve.