Clay-bor Day Retreat Schedule and Supplies

Clay-bor Day Retreat Schedule and Supplies

August 29, 2020 Clay-bor Day Retreat Guest Teachers 0
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Clarification on the Swap

Please hold off mailing your swap items until after the event has ended. We are planning a inchies show & tell to close out the Retreat on Sunday, September 6.

Schedule of Events

Our initial schedule of events is set, although we are tweaking a few things. All times are US Eastern time.

Saturday, September 5

  • 9:00 AM Announcements; Meet & Greet
  • 9:45 AM Present Inchie challenge and open worktable time*
  • 11:00AM Amy Sutryn Demo: 3-D and Raindrop Canes
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:15 PM Scavenger Hunt
  • 2:00 PM Kelly Russell Demo: Liquid Clay Collage
  • 4:00 PM Open Worktable Time
  • 5:00 PM Reminders for Sunday, End of Day 1

*Open worktable time means that we will Zoom from our worktables if you are able to do that with your setup. If not, just stay on the call and chat with everyone etc. I’m sure some on the fly demos will happen during these sessions, too.

Sunday, September 6

  • 9:00 AM Announcements; Meet & Greet
  • 9:30 AM Group worktable time, Show & Tell
  • 11:00 AM Jana Roberts Benzon Demo: Paper Blossoms
  • 12:45 PM Lunch
  • 1:45 PM Regroup and Open Worktable Time
  • 2:00 PM Randee Ketzel Demo: Carved Cinnabar and Variations
  • 4:00 PM Design Challenge Reveals by Attendees
  • 5:00 PM Alas, Time to Say Goodbye

Supply Lists

These lists assume that you have the following items already:

  • Clay dedicated pasta machine
  • Work surface, flat glass preferable but flat ceramic also acceptable
  • Stiff cutting blades
  • Flexible cutting blades
  • Nitrile gloves or finger cots
  • Wipes

Amy Sutryn

Amy’s Worksheet for her 3-D and Teardrop Canes
  • A small round cutter
  • Tissue blade
  • Roller or seam closer
Prep for 3-D Cane
  1. Pick one color; any color. You will also need a small amount of black and white clay.
  2. Divide the colored clay into five equal pieces. You can divide the clay by weight, roll out the clay and cut/measure five equal pieces, however you want to do it.
  3. Cut a piece of white clay equal to 2 1/2 pieces of colored clay. Set aside.
  4. Cut a piece of black clay equal to 1/2 piece of colored clay. Set aside.
  5. With 2 parts color and 2 parts white and the 1/2 part black, make a skinner blend. Aim for extreme contrast at either end.
  6. Fan fold into a narrow block and bring to the demo to play along.
Raindrops Cane Prep

Make a Skinner blend in any color and fan fold into a block. Bring to the demo to play along.

Kelly Russell

Liquid Clay Veneer by Kelly Russell
  • Kato liquid clay
  • Embossing gun (NOT heat gun from hardware store)
  • Mica powders
  • Ink…Ranger or Piñata
  • Gel pens, sharpie markers
  • Small paper punches
  • Rubber stamps
  • Archival Ink
  • 1/2″ soft acrylic paintbrush
  • Paper towels
  • 4″ x 4″ white ceramic tiles or white Teflon sheets
  • Small knitting needles
  • Index cards
  • Masking tape
  • Little plastic squeeze bottles with metal tips and lids
  • Embossing powder or glitter or silver and gold leaf

Jana Roberts Benzon

Jana Roberts Benzon: Paper Blossom
  • White play doh
  • Alcohol inks in similar colors to your chosen clay colors           
  • “Nested set” Cutters in flower and leaf or teardrop shapes, in sizes from 3/4-1 ½”
  • Toothbrush
  • Ball stylus, in “larger” sizes (from 1/8 to ½”, whatever you’ve got?)
  • Kleenex tissue   
  • Small ceramic tile   
  • Paintbrush  
  • Paper towels  
  • Rubbing alcohol
  • Baking powder (or coarse craft sand, to cure in.  If choosing sand, you’ll also need a small metal pan to put it in…I’ll be teaching about curing in sand in the demo)
  • Wire brush or wire ended tool (“scratcher” tool used in ceramics)
  • Polymer clay:  1 ounce of your desired color

Randee Ketzel

Carved Cinnabar by Randee Ketzel
  • Curing surface (cardboard)
  • Needle tools
  • Sharp flexible blade
  • Stiff blade
  • Medium knitting needle or other shape to roll bails
  • Hand roller
  • Wipes
  • Soft and firm brushes
  • Sculpting tools (your choice)
  • Flower or butterfly silicone molds (Martha Stewart, ModPodge, Sculpey, etc.)
  • Metal embossing template, flower or butterfly (optional)
  • Texture sheets (choice)
  • Craft knife
  • Polymer Clay (Cadmium Red or Pomegranate Premo!)
  • Mica/metal powder in whatever shade you want for your bezel
  • Black acrylic paint
  • White acrylic paint
  • Glaze (choice), Varathane preferred