I didn’t realize it had been so long since I blogged. I did get my taxes done, so perhaps that’s why the past four days are a blur…. Now I can get back to something that’s a little more entertaining.
A discussion of our March Meeting wouldn’t be complete without a word about Polyform’s Ultralight clay. Valerie Aharoni clearly loves it for, among other things, the wonderful way it takes a surface treatment whether raw or cured. She brought Ultralight for everyone and we were delighted!
I’ll tell you, a hollow form made from Ultralight clay is REALLY light. That makes these hollow pendants Valerie made (pictured above) elegant and wearable. Valerie generously shared her methods with us. I agree with her this form leaves you a nice canvas for your favorite decorative techniques.
Seth Savarick taught us to use Ultralight clay to fill in a solid form to reduce the weight of the piece. He forms the hollow shape from Premo, cures and then packs with Ultralight. I have had nice results using this method for barrettes.
Last year at the Connecticut Retreat, Leigh Ross showed off her snazzy snowflakes made from Ultralight. The ones I saw were brightly colored from pinata inks. She has a tutorial over at Polymer Clay Central that’s worth a look: http://www.polymerclaycentral.com/snowflakes1.html.
Since so many of us received our own Ultralight thanks to Valerie and Polyform, I am anticipating some great Ultralight Show And Tell coming up at our next meeting!