Monday, April 04, 2011

Faux Cloisonne Class
in Dallas, TX

I just came back from Dallas, TX, where I taught my Faux Cloisonne class this Saturday at North Texas Polymer Clay Guild.

Below are a few pictures I took during the class.  The works shown in the last three pictures are not finished yet - there are a few more steps left, namely finishing the edges, pouring the resin, and incerting the bail.

My students usually do not finish their projects in class, because the resin takes so long to cure. They do get to practice how to mix the resin and how to pour it over a polymer clay pendant, but they use some mock plastic heart shapes I bring to class (not their freshly-made faux cloisonne pendants). I would love to see the pictures of the finished pendants, and hope to get them in a few days.

From what I am hearing, the class participants seem to have a really good time in my class. I certanly enjoed teaching it!

I want to thank Babette Cox, who did so much work to organize my class for the guild, and Mary Vanderwood, who was my warm and gracious hostess. I enjoyed staying at Mary's house so much! The night before the class, we stayed up until 2 or 3 am, talking, and not even realizing what time it was. Mary is a beautiful woman with a beautiful soul and many amazing stories. Her house is full of character, with an astonishing collection of polymer clay works – both by her and by other artists...
...I am getting too tired to write this post properly, so I will probably have to edit it later. I just wanted to say thanks to all my students from Texas for a wonderful time at their guild.

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