The Guild is excited to announce its first master class in a long while. This Saturday, the talented Julie Eakes will teach her class on Silk Road pins this (June 18) and join us as a guest artist for our monthly meeting on Sunday June 19.
Where: Sydney Hillman building, second floor
22 S. 22nd street Phila. Pa. 19103
From Julie about the class:
My “Silk Road” series of jewelry gives the feeling of vintage object. In this one day class students will create a pin in this style using color, surface techniques, textures and cane work.
Master class with Julie Eakes June 18- Silk Road pins. Class starts at 10:00 am
June Meeting with Guest Artist Julie Eakes – June 19. Meeting starts at 10:00 am
Where: Sydney Hillman building, second floor – 22 S. 22nd street Phila. Pa. 19103
Cost to attend: Master class – $ 110
Cost to attend Sunday meeting with Julie as guest artist- $20 (the guest artist meeting is free if you sign up for the master class)
Reminder – changes in the works
Starting in September we are eliminating using meetup.com and switching back to membership dues of $40 dollars a year. Until September meetings with no guest artist will be $5 and meetings with a guest artist will be $20.
We are in the process of updating the blog and calendar and will be posting updates there and on our facebook page.
Denise Peck demonstrated wire techniques.
Arlene preparing for a screen printing demo
Karen Woods at the screen printing round table discussion.
And a game of Left Right Center made more fun by some libations and some <ahem> unconventional poker chips.
Ok, ok, it took me all year to get to this, but here it is. Thanks Sue and Lisa! Don’t forget to check out Lisa’s web site, Polka Dot Cottage. It’s loaded with good stuff.
Acclaimed polymer clay veneer maven Bonnie Bishoff made a rare teaching appearance in Philadelphia last week teaching a marquetry technique class on Saturday and demonstrating how she makes her signature veneers at the guild meeting on Sunday
Hard to believe it’s all just polymer clay
Show and Tell
Are you ready to start off your 2013/2014 PAPCG year with a rare and fantastic claying experience? If so, sign up now for Bonnie Bishop’s Saturday, September 21st, 2013 one- day workshop, and don’t miss Bonnie’s Sunday, Sept. 22nd FREE -TO-GUILD-MEMBERS-ONLY Guest Artist Demos.
Bonnie has been pushing the polymer envelope since 1987, winning dozens of awards, featured in articles, and exhibiting in major museums for the fine studio furniture she with her woodworking partner J.J. Syron. She rarely teaches her unique polymer techniques to guilds. We are fortunate to have her share her talents with us for two days in September.
During Bonnie’s Saturday workshop she will teach the “marquetry” techniques she uses to create large and small veneers polymer clay for jewelry and furniture.
Students will explore these techniques by creating a series of 4 small marquetry tiles or pins and will explore progressively more complex techniques with each pin or tile. Students will learn how to achieve definition in the imagery and then to create designs that have depth and overlap, foreground and background. Bonnie will address creating large and small surfaces, applications in furniture and jewelry, firing techniques, adhesives, finishing and inspirations.”
Here’s what Bonnie tells us about her Sunday Guest Artist Demonstrations: “I will discuss and demonstrate the use of translucent-based cane layering to create luminous depth and lacy detail on both small and large work. Based on the groundwork of my marquetry techniques I will give specific instruction on process, cane building and provide a boat load of samples to discuss and explore. Bring scrap clay, white, translucent and your favorite colors so we can experiment .
Having studied under Bonnie for several days in Maine last summer, I can assure you that you’ll learn a great deal from Bonnie and be inspired by both her work and her warm personality. Sunday will NOT be a repetition of Saturday, so you won’t want to miss either day’s teaching. Take a look at web site J.M. Syron & Bonnie Bishoff and I think you’ll agree.
When ARTSY.SCIENCY put out the call for the handout that Barbara McGuire provided when she taught her distinctive mokume gane technique as part of the guild’s Guest Artist program, I got to thinking. And that’s always dangerous. The handout was only for people who were paid members at the time of the workshop as was ARTSY.SCIENCY and, to paraphrase, her “peeps came through.”
But it’s such a great technique that I found Barbara’s short demo video and put it on the Guild’s YouTube channel And while I was doing that, what to my wondering eyes should appear but this new DVD! Click on the image for ordering information. Thank you A.S for the inspiration!
Martha Aleo, Deputy Blogger
to the Vendors & Artists who so generously
contributed to our
2012 Showcase Fundraiser
benefitting our Guest Artist Program: