After a wonderful day claying with my buddies on Saturday, I spent Sunday preparing for clay guru Christi Friesen to arrive and left late Sunday afternoon to pick her up from her previous destination.
I remember having such a great time with Christi last year when she visited, but I forgot exactly how great Christi is. I've never met a more generous, funny and informative tutor. Christi really is 'the whole package' when it comes to tutors and is an amazing lady personally too.
If you're a polymer clayer in Australia, unless you were hiding under a rock, you would know that the extremely talented, wonderfully quirky, US clay artist Christi Friesen has just wrapped up her tour here in Australia. Christi visited Brisbane, Canberra, Sydney and Adelaide as well as our studio here in Healesville, Victoria.
Today I spent the day at Funky Lula's Beads & Baubles in Mornington, Victoria teaching a workshop on creating canes. Each student created a leaf cane and a flower cane using colours of their choice. They then spent a few hours creating their own special beads.
We had a great day and I encourage those who are located near the Mornington Peninsula to visit Kerryn's shop. It's a lovely little place filled with a great variety of beads, findings and stringing materials.