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Clayditarod Cruise - Alaska 2012

Tue. 14 Aug, 2012 8:00 am - Tue. 21 Aug, 2012 8:00 am

Lisa Pavelka has announced her Clayditarod Cruise (with polymer clay and metal clay teachers/classes!). Besides Lisa, the other teachers will be Julie Picarello and myself for polymer and Jackie Truty and Katie Baum teaching metal clay (and Lisa too, of course since she swings both ways, hee hee). 

The cruise is a 7 day event begining Aug. 14, 2012

The 6th Annual Arts Across the Oceans Polymer (and Metal) Clay Cruise, August 14 - 21, 2012 from Seattle sold out in a record 13 hours. Names are  now being taken for our wait-list. If you'd like to be added, contact Lisa Pavelka through www.artacrosstheocean.com or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Taking it to the Next Level with Polymer Clay and Wire

Sat. 18 Aug, 2012 8:00 am - Mon. 20 Aug, 2012 9:00 am

Do you have the support you need to take your jewelry to the next level? Ronna will guide you on your path to personal excellence. Focus will include principles of jewelry design, construction techniques, color concepts, and an exploration of what makes a piece beautiful.  We will experiment, play, laugh, create, critique and transform as we explore and expand ideas about art as adornment. We will take art seriously without taking ourselves seriously. Aimed at students with intermediate experience in polymer clay and beginning wire experience.

Green with Envy Jade!

Sun. 19 Aug, 2012 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Patty Barnes

Bead Fest Philadelphia Workshop

Workshop Date: Sunday, August 19, 2012
Time: 6-Hour (8:00 AM-4:30 PM)
Level: All Levels
Technique: Polymer Clay
Classroom: Room 10

Pardo polymer clay, inks and inclusions will begin this easy introduction to creating realistic jade which can be molded in a Best Flexible Mold to fit a specific Amate Studios pre-made bezel set of earrings and pendant or shaped free-hand into coordinating beads. From beginning conditioning to final finishing, you will learn all the techniques to intrigue you to discover the many possibilities of polymer clay faux gems.


Materials List

Value of Included Kit: $18
Materials In Included Kit:
One package Pardo polymer clay, Amate Studios earrings and pendant bezels, Best Flexible Mold, inclusions, acrylic paint, deli tissue, inter-leafing plastic, 1/4 sheet of 320, 400 and 600 wet/dry sandpaper

Students must bring these REQUIRED MATERIALS to class:
Work surface of one of the following: tempered glass, 12" glazed tile or flexible plastic cutting board. Pasta machine with crank handle and clamp or motor with extension cord (if you have one), stiff clay blade, needle tool, stiff flat bristle paint brush and shallow food saver bowl for sanding, Dremel type rotary tool with soft polyester buffing wheel
NOTE: Some work surfaces, pasta machines, blades, sanding bowls and buffing wheels will be available.