My 'Ancient Organic' polymer clay workshop is one that I have taught twice now. Once in 2013 and once only a few weeks ago. I try not to repeat my workshops too often however when the demand is there I'm only too happy to do so.
The ‘Skinner’ Blend was developed by artist Judith Skinner. It is a simple way of creating sheets of graded colour. The Skinner Blend is an essential part of claying and has numerous uses. It is also a great way to incorporate fantastic shading and contrasts into your work. It is a ‘must learn’ technique but don’t worry – it’s not hard at all!
Mica Shift is a wonderful polymer clay technique that involves aligning the mica particles within metallic/pearl polymer clay and then misaligning (or disturbing them) when imprinting the clay with texture sheets/stamps. The raised areas of the clay are sliced off, leaving a seemingly 3D image trapped within the clay! The best thing about this technique is that it is relatively easy to achieve.
Many of my students have been on Pinterest for quite awhile and many of them regularly bring their iPads and tablets to show me images and share inspiring images with their peers.
As many people will know I'm not a huge fan of social media! Whilst I enjoy being able to make contact with my customers and interact with them regularly, I believe that in some ways social media is taking over and is affecting our personal relationships. As with everything in life, a think balance is key.