Backspace Book Arts welcomes polymer clay artist Dayle Doroshow back
to Los Angeles, March 6th and 7th 2010, for two new and exciting
classes. Don't miss this opportunity to learn new techniques from
one of the foremost polymer clay artists working in the country.
Classes are $100 each, all materials and tools included, and are
offered in sunny Santa Monica. Any questions, email or call
The Amazing Wavy Ripple Blade - $100
Saturday, March 6th 2010, 9am - 4pm
This unique cutting tool is used for creating incredible designs
using metallic polymer clay, stacks of thin sheets of colored clay
and a multitude of random designs made from scrap and Millefiore
canes and Mokume Gane designs. If this sounds like a foreign
language to you- don’t worry, the tool is user friendly and the
amazing techniques are easy to master and generate wondrous designs.
We will also play with the Mica Shift in the metallic clays and you
will have the opportunity to make jewelry and/ or book covers/collage
elements with the rippled designs.
Expressive Mask Vessels - $100
Sunday, March 7th 2010, 9am - 4pm
Let’s use African, Indonesian, and Asian masks as a starting point
for creating a hanging vase that will hold dried flowers, potpourri
or fresh flowers. We will start by looking at mask designs
throughout history for our inspiration. Learn several surface
techniques- transfers, carving and imprinting, colored clay designs,
to create a fabric of clay that will then be cut up and easily built
into a three-dimensional hanging vessel. The vessel will have many
places to add mixed media touches- beads, charms, feathers, fabric,
trims- that can dangle, be embedded, wrapped, or wired on to richly
embellish the vessel.