Busy summer, folks! It actually started rather slowly but ended with a flurry of activity and friends. It was great in the mountains. Unfortunately, so many were and are still being impacted by hurricanes and earthquakes. Unbelievable. Hard to comprehend the loss of life. Just hoping that the seas will calm soon - this is too much.
Some news. I'll be the guest artist at the Clayathon! Yay! I'm looking forward to this retreat - it's been a while since I attended a retreat much less had 6 demos and got to clay along with pals.
Before and after the Clayathon retreat, there will be workshops offered by Lindly Hanunani, Sarah Shriver, Jana Roberts Benzon, Melanie West and me!
I've decided to teach this necklace - Disc and More Discs. We'll concentrate on the treatments not the shapes (they're all round). The workshop is two days and will be conducted right before Clayathon.
We're taking our own registrations so if you're interested in this, just email me (email@example.com) and we'll get the ball rolling. I can't figure out how to send the newsletter that shows what everyone is teaching so perhaps each teacher has their own info on their own pages. Once I get a link, I'll post the whole thing.
Leslie Blackford, my friend. Leslie is the pioneer in an entire category of polymer art. Polymer Clay Folk Art. Her work is whimsical but it's not cute. It's personal and it's funny and it's dark and light, too. It makes a statement and it exists for nothing but pure joy.
Intimidated by sculpting? Well, don't be. Leslie will teach you. Enjoy.
So, ECC Germany! We always make two beads for the tombola (I have no idea what it means). I'm not in bead mode so I wasn't looking forward to making them at all but they have to be made sooo...I grabbed an old black cat cane, added some rubber whiskers and ta da - beads! I like these funny guys.
Ms. Debbie Crothers from down under (yes, that down under, koalas, kangaroos, wallabies) has her class sheet done and here is what students will learn in her all about surface treatments class at the Carnival.
Here's Sarah's class sheet!
Happy Sunday, Peeps!
Yesterday, I marched for the Earth and Science in Colorado Springs. It was 4 seasons in one on April 22. Started with snow through the pass, then felt like a chilly fall day, then springtime rain and finally it got hot. We had about 1,000 at the march which is really good for small and very conservative Colorado Springs.
Update on the Clay Carnival Las Vegas! I'll be posting Class Detail Sheets so you can see what you'd learn in class. I think details about that are a very good thing. Pictures are great, pix and descriptions are even better. I'll start with mine.
Today, in studio to prep for my coming trip to France to teach and to Germany to teach at the ECC! Much work to do....
In Athens with Sylvie and G!
Our beautiful Paloma with Gayle at Moonrise Ridge Ranch. We donated her (and her gorgeous mom, Ciara) to Gayle's equine therapy program. Best thing we ever did, our sweet girls live in horse heaven! Thank you, Gayle.
Ditto and his Doc.
Ditto and his Doc.