Chilly Clay Retreat Demos and Swap

Chilly Clay Retreat Demos and Swap

January 24, 2020 Annual Retreat Meetings 0

Below is a recap of the demos scheduled for the Retreat. If you are planning on a demo, and haven’t given us the demo name and supplies list, please email it this week if possible.

Polymer Paperweight Demo to be Presented by the Ann Larsen, West Coast Polymer Guild
Saturday, February 1, 2020 (Time TBD)

Encapsulate your unique polymer clay designs in heavy glass paperweights for special gifts, family heirlooms, etc.  We’ll have some finished samples to share, guide you through the process, and will bring paperweight kits in several shapes to share (at our wholesale cost of about $10-$11 each).  Your designs will need to be fairly flat depending on the shape/dome of the kit you select, so consider a variety of techniques such as small image transfers you’ve prepared ahead from family photos or clip art, stamped polymer you may want to create, cure and size on-site, or small, fairly-flat charms or other inclusions. Abstract designs and millefiori cane sheets are also enhanced in a paperweight and can be prepared ahead and cut down that day to fit the choice of paperweight.

Overall, think small, but remember that anything you encapsulate will appear larger through the glass’s magnification properties.  Actual, interior spaces average from under 2″ to 4″ wide and are usually not more than 1/8″ in interior height, depending on available shapes (may include rounds, ovals, octagons and rectangles, subject to our availability as of the program date).

Ooh – shiny! Surface Techniques presented by Karen Woods, West Coast Polymer Guild
Saturday, February 1, 2020 (Time TBD)

Karen will show off a few different techniques using foils on clay with a variety of styles using Pebeo Gilding Paste, silk screens, and more.

Some of these techniques are done to raw clay, while others are applied to baked clay.

Examples of Karen Woods’ Surface Design on Polymer

Using a Die Cutting Machine with Polymer and Metal Clays presented by Starr Payne
Sunday, February 2 (Time TBD)

Our own Starr with demonstrate cutting polymer and metal clays with an electronic die cutting machine. Learn how you can use your Cricut or Silhouette Cameo to up your clay game!

The Retreat Swap will Bowl You Over