There are many wonderful resources for exploring the possibilities of metal clay. Books, e-books, classes, workshops, college classes, webinars, blogs, you name it! The websites of many manufacturers and re-sellers offer large selections of tips and sample projects.
For the best experience, start with a class. Nothing beats having the know-how of a talented teacher to start you on you metal clay journey.
Most teachers will start students off with silver clays. While more expensive than base metal clays, silver clays have the simplest firing schedules with the most consistent results. When wet, silver clays also behave more like ceramic and other art clays, making them a good choice for a first project.
Whichever clay begins your metal clay journey, you’ll no doubt fall in love with this incredible medium.