Exploring the possibilities with polymer clay!

CLAY BACK EAST!

Remember Clay Carnival in Las Vegas ?  Donna Kato and her team of fabulous teachers are moving east to the Jersey Shore area.   Clay Back East runs from June 12 to 15, 2019 in Atlantic City, New Jersey at  Bally’s Resort and Casino.

The cost is $500 for four days of polymer immersion, includes four classes, clay and a party,  Hotel rooms are a reasonable $89 a night (excluding resort fee and taxes)  Parking $5 for your entire hotel stay.

The class lineup is fantastic!  Spain’s Fabiola Perez Ajates is teaching in the US for the first time.  She’ll be joined by Germany’s Bettina Welker, and France’s Sylvie Peraud.  Leslie Blackford Donna Kato   round out the teaching roster.  I’ve never taken a class with Fabiola (although I have salivated over her work).  I have taken classes with Donna, Bettina, Sylvie and Leslie.  They are all skilled, friendly, generous teachers.  You’ll learn so much!   Bettina, Sylvie and Fabiola will teach one-day classes.  Leslie and Donna will teach half-day classes.

Fabiola Perez Ajates Collage of Polymer

Bettina Welker Snap!  Bracelet

Sylvie Peraud Origami Diamond Earrings

Donna Kato Surfboard Earrings

Leslie Blackford Vintage Animal Jewelry

But wait there’s more
As if getting to learn from and hang out with all these amazing instructors isn’t enough Donna has made the deal even sweeter by giving every student a gorgeous example of her work. On top of that there is a store with work for sale from all the teachers as well as all sorts of tools and clay and supplies.
FOR MORE INFORMATION PRESS HERE.  TO SIGN UP, PRESS HERE.

We are having a bit of polymer history this year at Clayathon. I have donated the items I received years ago in polymer clay swaps for Sherman Oberson to curate. Some items will be auctioned off. But everybody will be able to see the collection of polymer pens, beads, canes, jewelry and more made […]

via Experience the Golden Age of Swaps at Clayathon — Ornamento

We are having a bit of polymer history this year at Clayathon. I have donated the items I received years ago in polymer clay swaps for Sherman Oberson to curate. Some items will be auctioned off. But everybody will be able to see the collection of polymer pens, beads, canes, jewelry and more made […]

via Experience the Golden Age of Swaps at Clayathon — Ornamento

We are having a bit of polymer history this year at Clayathon. I have donated the items I received years ago in polymer clay swaps for Sherman Oberson to curate. Some items will be auctioned off. But everybody will be able to see the collection of polymer pens, beads, canes, jewelry and more made […]

via Experience the Golden Age of Swaps at Clayathon — Ornamento

 

March guild meeting
 
Where: Blue Santa Beads
When: Sunday March 17th – Noon to 5pm
Cost: Free to members
Join fellow polymer artists and enthusiasts for a day of claying and fun. Bring some clay and basic tools and clay along .   
 

Patty Pickup will be demonstrating part 2 of Links and Findings (click here for info on part 1 and materials list.)

 

In addition to conditioned clay, if you have them bring your extruders and extruder discs.  Mica powders if you’d like you links to look like metal. Finally, bring any already made polymer clay beads or cabochons that you want to try to link together.

Besides Patty’s demo

Martha Aleo will also be talking about the golden age of polymer clay swaps. F rom Martha …
Remember all the polymer clay swaps?   I’ve taken my swap goodies out of mothballs. We will be sorting through them at the March Philly polymer guild meeting. Some items will be sold at Clayathon. There is some incredible work here not to mention work by some big names before they became big.

 

 

 

We are going to have a two-part workshop at our February 17 and March 17 meeting.
Patty Pickup will show us how to make links and findings from polymer.

Mar1Everyone know how to make beads and cabochons in polymer clay but we reach for the string, the cord, the wire to join our pieces. In this demo/workshop we are going to look at how to use polymer clay to create chain links and findings in polymer clay.

Part 1 February (Concentric Cutters)

Materials list:

In addition to conditioned clay (I like Kato but bring what you like except Sculpey III) , please bring (if you have them — no need to go shopping if you don’t as I will bring some)

Concentric Cutters: Circles are fine, ovals are even better, any shape really works (By concentric, I just mean that you need the same shape in different sizes. They don’t even need to be the same shape but that is a good start. Remember these shapes are for links so small is good. Kemper tools are fine. Makins cutters come in lots of fun shapes
You can buy a set with a lot of good shapes on Amazon.

 

We will continue with Patty’s Links and Findings  workshop in March.  Plus there will be an extra surprise at the March meeting that we will let you know more about in the next blog post.

 

Upcoming Meetings  
Please note our new meeting time noon to 5
We know Sunday mornings can be busy with church or family obligations so we changed our hours to make it easier to attend.

 

 

January Meeting Cancelled

The weather people have predicted freezing rain for Sunday afternoon making the trek out to Blue Santa Beads in Media a little more challenging than usual.  So we have cancelled the meeting.  The next meeting is February 17, theme TBA.  Suggestions welcome.

But not all is gloomy in Polymerville.  If you had been wanting to go Clayathon and found yourself shut out, four places have opened up.  If you want to register, don’t delay.  Contact Arlene Groch.

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