Big piles of scrap

doroshow_fansI’ve been so fortunate to have spent the last three weeks on retreat- and practically in my own back yard. Have met each day with other polymer clay/mixed media artists to share, brainstorm and work on our own projects and experiments! It’s been just a joy. I’ll take pictures in the next week or so.

These were brooches I made at the start of the retreat to “warm up”. We all made the same cane from an article by Claire Wallis in Art Jewelry magazine.

Our experiments were featured on Polymer Clay Daily-Thank you Cynthia.

Then I looked thru an old journal to see what ideas might be there that I was still interested in. That’s been an interesting process as things I was sure I wanted to make (from sketches I had made two-four years ago) turned out to be, IMHO, not successful. Disappointment sets in and the scrap clay piles become big, but then I tell myself- this retreat is the time for experimenting, not just making my same ol’, same ol”.

So I have another week of trying out new ideas and will report back in on what worked and what didn’t.

AND, I’ll be returning to teach three classes at Cabin Fever Clay Fest in February. Full info at the link and I’ll highlight the workshops next week.


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