My approach to teaching is to help my students reflect on their own creative process, raise issues that are important for the creative soul to survive and grow, and ultimately… help students find their own unique voices.
Friday, Day 1: Students will gain a solid understanding of how to make the canes I use in my current work, using hand pigmented, translucent polymer clay. Different materials for pigmenting will be covered, and the different effects one can achieve. The goal of this unique cane technique is to add depth and movement in polymer cane work, as well as gaining control of the colors one uses.
Saturday, Day 2: I will also show the best ways I’ve discovered to laminate with these translucent canes. Application of cane work on rounded forms and hollow rock beads.
I pack as much as I can into my classes, so be ready to soak up as much as possible! Students may not finish a project, but that is ok! They will leave this workshop with a head full of ideas and inspiration, and a nice collection of canes to play with. This has proven to be a slightly mind-bending workshop for many students. It is a totally different way of approaching polymer clay caning. So, be prepared to open your eyes, and minds, to new possibilities.
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