Our December meeting with me a two-hourish class with polymer artist (and fellow guild member) Lisa Haney! Here’s what Lisa has to say about her class:
I’ve designed it so that everyone can work along with me if they choose to. We’ll be making Skinner blends, a leaf cane, extruder work and a little bit of sculpting kinda sorta. I plan to go slow enough so everyone can work along but fast enough to be interesting. If everyone starts with their clay ready and supplies at hand, I think we can achieve that!Lisa Haney
Saturday, December 3
- In-person setup starts at 9 AM @ LeMoyne Art Education Center
- Zoom Opens at 9:30 AM
- Class starts at 10 AM
Zoom info will be sent to members on Friday, Dec 2.
This is the supply list and clay that Lisa provided to us. She included links so you can see examples of the tools she is using. You may be able to find the products cheaper on this site or another site (or you might already have them in your stash.)
Please make sure you have the three (3) – 2” x 3” index card or cardstock templates cut out and your clay sheeted.
- circle cutters – 7/16” and 3/8” (https://www.munrocrafts.com/Kemper-Pattern-Cutter-Set-of-1-Shape-of-5-Sizes-p/kemper-cutter-1-shape.htm )
- circle cutter – 1” (https://www.munrocrafts.com/Sculpey-Tools-Graduated-Cutters-Circle-p/premo-cutter-grad-circle.htm )
- extruder + small rectangle disc (This is one of the basic shapes that comes with all extruders http://www.makins-usa.com/extruder_discs.jsp – number 11 on this chart)
- glass eyes – 8mm (I buy my eyes from aliexpress.com. This is a link to some at Amazon.com. This is just an example of what you are looking for. You will have to look for the right size and a good price. Also check Christi Friesen’s store). If you do not want to purchase glass eyes, please have some eyes made.
- needle tool
- pen or pencil
- sandwich bag cut open
- square cutter – 1 ¼” (https://www.munrocrafts.com/36002-Makin-s-Clay-Cutters-Square-p/makins-cutters-square.htm )
- three (3) – 2” x 3” index card or cardstock templates
- tile (small) to work on
- Christi Friesen CLWI (Can’t Live Without It – https://www.christifriesen.com/tools ) (You can use a needle tool instead.)
- Tandy Leather Mule Foot Stamps – https://tandyleather.com/search?type=article%2Cpage%2Cproduct&q=mulefoot* You can use small circle cutters instead. I use the leather stamps to give the impression of feathers for this bird or scales if I am making a fish.
- PanPastels or Mica Powders
½ package of each unless noted otherwise. Have all clay sheeted on the thickest setting of your pasta machine.
- Brown (1/8 package)
- cobalt blue
- orange (small amount for beak and feet)
- sea green
- zinc yellow
The green and yellow are for the leaf cane. The blue and fuchsia are the bird’s colors.