Re: Home again!
- Hello everyone! Just a quick note to say I've returned from my travels,
and have even mostly recovered from jetlag! I had a great trip to the
US, visiting family, attending Ravensdale, and teaching classes in San
Diego and San Jose. Those palm trees in San Diego! They make the place
seem so exotic!
Although fewer people attended this time, Ravensdale was still a super
event. Tory Hughes' three-day class was a hoot. Learning to make Gwen
Gibson's pendant boxes was very worthwhile and good fun too.
>So glad you had a good trip. I'd love to know more of things at Ravensdale.
>Although fewer people attended this time, Ravensdale was still a super
>event. Tory Hughes' three-day class was a hoot. Learning to make Gwen
>Gibson's pendant boxes was very worthwhile and good fun too.
I know you can't share any techniques with us, but any other info you can
share or any picy's for us to see? I would have loved to have gone - I would
just die to be able to attend one of Mike B's classes.
- Hi Shelley
I'm picking the pikkies up today and will sort them out and scan & post
them when I can. No promises though - I've got a swap to finish!
Apart from being given a motor and some handouts in Tory's class, there
weren't any special techniques. Tory showed us some things she'd made
using a motor, and how she made a shaft/axle to fit the motor. Apart
from that we just had to basically get on with it and make something
that moved by the end of the three days.
Other info - well take an extra blanket or sweater next time I go - it
was cold! I slept in my sweater a couple of nights! A flashlight or
portable spotlight would have been useful too as the lighting in the
shop was terrible. And loadsa dosh so you can buy out the shop - Premo
in 1 lb bricks, tools galore, Pearl-Ex and other powders - and all the
items placed on commission by attendees and tutors: work by Tory
Hughes, Pier Voulkos, Celie Fago, Mike Buessler, Margaret Maggio, Lindly
Haunani, Karen Lewis (aka Klew), etc etc etc. What a feast of polymer
delights. I heard "Thank you for shopping at Klay-Mart" from Howard
Segal more than once! And of course there's the sense of camaraderie -
everyone else there is just as keen on polymer clay as you. It's a
wonderfully supportive atmosphere.
I'll let you know when I get pikkies up!