Thursday, November 27, 2008

Polymer Clay Workshops

I taught my Polymer clay Basics and Giftmaking Workshop last Saturday. I designed the class for beginners who had never used clay before. Basic clay concepts were introduced as the participants made two functional items and one piece of wearable art. The whole experience was a lot of fun and the participants were enthusiastic, innovative and inspiring!

I really love teaching and I'm planning to offer several in the new year- they'll include Polymer Clay Basics & Giftmaking, a new version of the Secretive Women Workshop and Boxes and Vessels. I have had requests for several other classes based on my jewellery making techniques. They are being put together so stay tuned!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Polymer Clay on Canvas

This week I decided to try something new to put into the upcoming show. I've pulled out a couple of 5x7 stretched canvasses that have been gathering dust for a couple of months and collaged the polymer clay directly onto the canvas. I used liquid fimo to prime the canvas and it worked perfectly. This was a welcome exercise after a few "daze" of production work. I think I know my focus for after the show!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Gifts For Myself and Others 2008

If you are in Victoria this coming weekend make plans to visit the wonderful Gifts For Myself and Others Show. This will be my third year in attendance and it's without a doubt my favourite local craft show! I'll be in booth 27- drop by and say hello!
The Show is held at The da Vinci Centre - 195 Bay Street
Friday November 14 th Noon - 8:00 pm
Saturday November 15th 10:00 am- 6:00 pm
Sunday November 16th 11:00 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, November 7, 2008

Progress and Possibilities

I was absolutely delighted this week when I was advised that I'm a finalist in the National Polymer Clay Guild's Progress and Possibilities Competition for my submission of "The Flower Seller". I am in awe when I look at the submissions of the finalists- congratulations to all!