Contemporary Clay Jewellery Course
At Camp Creative, Bellingen. January 14th - 18th, 2013
Tutor: Hector Vera
(Image of 2012 Class Students at Camp Creative Bellingen)
Including my lovely Class Assistants Margie Mercer on my left
and Virgina Yelavich on my right
Immerse yourself in a fabulous week filled with creative exploration into the world of Polymer Clay, a revolutionary material used by artists and craftspeople all over the globe.
In this class students will be shown how to get started on the path of creative jewellery making, with an emphasis on the various ways polymer clay can be conditioned, cut, shaped, stamped, and textured to make pendants, beads, and other jewellery components. You will be introduced to the tools used, colour mixes, layering, surface treatments and applying inclusions for fabulous results. You will learn how to make exquisite wearable art featuring a millefiori design in gradient colours and lovely patterns. Discover ways to achieve dramatic effects by combining metallic paints into your designs and experience an explosion of brilliance with glitter and foils. And there is more... you will be creating something layered, fabulous, and colourful featuring a transferred image focal. I will introduce you to an ancient Asian technique called “Mokume Gane” which has been adapted to claying, involving several thinly rolled layers of clay that are stacked on top of each other and then distorted by pressing into them with tools resulting in extraordinary patterns where no two sheets are exactly alike.
Open to beginners and those wishing to jazz up their life with an extraordinary jewellery making skill, you’ll find this workshop very addictive. Knowledge of basic wire working techniques such as wrapped bead loops, basic bead loops, opening and closing a jump ring are helpful but not required.
Enrollment begins in June 2012.
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