Well......in this case it was 'not so little' flowers to start with!! Yesterday I held a polymer clay flower caning workshop here at the studio. Everyone spent the afternoon creating their own pretty flower canes which started off quite large and then were reduced down to an appropriate size for bead making. I was amazing by the variation in each student's cane - each was beautiful in it's own way. Each student had a variety of experience - from 'almost' beginners to students who have been claying for a few years now. No matter what skill level, each student finished the lesson with their own gorgeous flower cane.
Last weekend I taught a workshop for a wonderful group of ladies in Langwarrin. These ladies all used to attend workshops at Funky Lula's in Mornington until the doors closed a few months ago. One lady offered her home as a studio and so we all travelled there. The day was spent creating basic canes which were later turned into more complex kaleidscope canes. I thought I would show you all what can be achieved by attentive listening and a little patience!
Yesterday was our 'Mica Shift' Clay Play day. Mica shift is an amazing polymer clay technique which creates a 3-dimensional (3D) effect within a flat sheet of clay. It is created with metallic (or sometimes pearlescent) polymer clays which contain mica particles. The technique has to do with the aligning/mis-aligning of the mica particles within the clay. You can use mica shift to create some wonderful pieces.
After the excitement of Christi Friesen coming to visit, we had yet another international artist on their way to the studio. The amazing Melanie Muir.
Melanie was due to arrive at the studio on Friday and spend the weekend teaching a very excited group of ladies how to create her rock cuffs and pendants. I had already completed Melanie's online rock cuffs class so I knew that what we were about to learn was going to be GREAT!
Recently we have just celebrated Mother's Day and I wanted to share with you an activity we did with the children at the creche where I work part-time. Our Kinder teacher and I did this activity with our Kinder aged children (approx. 4 yrs old) for them to give to their Mum's for Mother's Day. I wish I had of taken photos of them completing their keepsakes as they had a ball.