Class Updates, a Dress, and New Mokume-gane

Class Updates

1. By request I’ve added another 5-day intensive at my workshop. The dates are March 5-9. I will post a deadline soon, but please let me know as soon as possible if you would like to attend.

2. If you happen to be going to the Tuscon show, I will be teaching a 2-day workshop in Tucson at that time. The dates are February 2-3, 2011, and the location is Amado Territory Ranch (30 miles south of Tucson). Contact information: www.expressiveartsstudio.com or studio@expressiveartsstudio.com.

3. Another class has been added to my travel-teaching schedule, with the Greater Philadelphia Metal Clay Guild, August 13-14, 2011. UPDATE: There are now two workshops, back-to-back: August 11-12 and August 13-14, 2011. Please contact Holly Gage, at hgage1@ptd.net. Note: Plans are still in the works, and registration with Holly will start in January. Please contact Holly to be put on the list for more information.

And a note to my local students: because of the size of Thursday morning class, I added a class on Friday morning, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. For this week only, class will take place on Friday only (not on Thursday, which is Veterans’ Day).

The Dress on my Book Cover

I have been asked what it is and how big it is. Sometimes I take her with me to workshops and people tell me they never imagined how big she was. It’s hollow, 4″ tall and 3.5″ wide at the bottom. I made it from the original silver clay, so it was 30% bigger before firing. It took about 5 months to construct. Here she is in my hand, so you can have an idea of the size:

More Mokume-gane

This is the kind of mokume-gane design that I have been trying to achieve for a long time. As opposed to the Skinner Blend, I have not been able to create this design by following instructions from polymer clay books and sites. So I had a lot of failures. I think the following are getting close to the natural mokume-gane designs that occur in nature.

Befor firing

Before firing

Aftwr firing

After firing

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After

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Befoe

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