I have used nichrome wire in my clay forever, and not just for little ornament hangers either. This high temperature wire has been the structural element in hanging my Vine Series and the material that brings playfulness to my Sprout Series. On my most recent project the Umbel Series, I realized that I was going to need a lot more wire than I’ve ever used before, like 1000′ of wire. It was a little intimidating to order so much wire but I think the results will be worth it.
High temperature wire is a really fun material to be able to use in the raw clay and fire in the kiln without it melting. I really encourage you to play with this material in your own work and see where it leads you. Please share your results, I’d love to see what you come up with!
Here’s where I get my wire from if you’ve like to order some for yourself: National Art Craft