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Monday, February 27, 2012

"metalizing" half complete

hmmm think I have a new addiction!!!!!
These were destined for the rubbish bin but am totally loving how they've turned out. They are almost complete - a bit of "fluffing" to finish off and then they will become bronzy rusty rings. Yummo!!!



Monday, February 13, 2012

A heart or seven for Valentines day!

I've been playing with cork clay and without any consideration for the big 'V' day approaching it was hearts, hearts, hearts that my hands were called to create...and it felt right to share them with you today!








 You make my HEART soar!



I'd go to the moon for you sweetHEART!



A HEART full of Hope!


Handle this HEART with care and together we will mend!


The innocent HEART!


A HEART that knows its self!


The HEART full of faith!

Sunday, February 12, 2012

and some more workshop pics......





First Workshop Since Coming Home

What an amazing, brilliant, energetic, funny, exhilirating and totally exhausting day I had yesterday. It was simply sensational. Since coming back from the states I've sat down and reworked how I run my workshops and implemented small changes that I thought would improve things - have to say I love the new workshop formula. The classes are now running for 4 hours with full colour lesson plans of the workshop emailed to students the day after (that's my job to do today). I also used to run my workshops technique based rather than project based and this was one of the first things I changed. For me this works much better and the results at the end are proof of that.

So our project was sculptured flower pendants from skinner blend bullseye canes. We then reduced the canes, shaped them and created small flowers for earrings. Here's a few pics to share.





Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Some New Flowers

Hi all, been very tardy lately and haven't been doing any blog posts - too much clay fun being had.

I've been playing around with flowers lately and oh! what fun I've been having. I now have flowers everywhere - love it!! This will be a great lesson plan for the Mullewa group coming up soon in March.