A VERY SPECIAL EVENT IN CELEBRATION OF LONDON POLYMER CLAY GROUP’S 9th BIRTHDAY!
Ginger Davis Allman (of Blue Bottle Tree), renowned expert on Polymer Clay is coming to the UK. She has chosen the LPCG as one of the groups she will be visiting on her tight schedule.
Ginger will be sharing information about translucent clay. Having done extensive testing on many of the brands, she has a wealth of knowledge on this subject.
We are also delighted that Alison Clark, who many of you know well, will be demonstrating her Mokume Duo technique. Please see Alison’s information below.
Agenda for the day
The hall opens at 9am when members can arrive and help to set up the room.
- 10.30 Welcome, Announcements and Show and Tell.
- 11.00 Mokume Duo demo with Alison Clark
- 12.00 Nursery Class
- 13.00 Lunch – Birthday Cake and nibbles!
- 1.45 Translucent clay talk by Ginger Davis Allman, Library closes
- 4.00 Last bake
- 4.30 Clear up and leave by 5.00. Please be kind enough to help put away tables and chairs.
We’re mostly familiar with mokume gane and the effect of shaving through all the many layers. Alison Clark will show some of the effects that she can produce by limiting the number of layers to just two.
The restricted structure allows for much greater control by manipulating what’s underneath and what’s on top – with a wide range of results, ranging from an appearance of crushed silk, Murano glass and the sparkle of opal.
Alison will show how to make a silk veneer and several different uses for it, and demonstrate in detail her quick way of making patterned lentil beads.
- All usual tools and your choice of clay colours
- Flexible blade (new if possible)
- Rubber texture sheets or other impression tools
- Cornflour and stiffish small paint brush (I use the flat synthetic ones for acrylic paints)
- Fimo clay (the technique does not work well with Primo, probably OK with Kato)
- · Translucent
- · White pearl (other mica clays if you wish)
- · Normal opaque white
- Alcohol inks / Mica powders / superfine glitter – in colours you like – some or all of these. The more options you have, the more fun. Superfine glitter as used by fingernail artists can be found on ebay, holographic works well.
- Metal leaf (optional)
Crushed silk effect
Show and Tell
Our Show and Tell table is the place for you to show off all your latest polymer creations whether they are necklaces, bangles, earrings or vessels. Everyone will have a space and a name tag on the table, so don’t be shy – you may well have your necklace or earrings removed on arrival if you don’t bring something to show!
It’s a great way to learn more about polymer and lots of other techniques such as closures, hangings and other “tricks of the trade”. You are also encouraged to use it to troubleshoot a ‘failure’ or a problem piece that needs advice from our many talented and experienced members.
It’s called Show and Tell for a reason – be ready to answer questions about your piece/pieces.
One of the library crates will be brought to this meeting but if you want something specific please contact Ann on email@example.com and ‘place an order’ in advance. A deposit is required to use the library and updated library rules will be posted on the website.
Venue and other information
Our venue near Marylebone Station and a general kit list are available here.
Tea and coffee are provided and included in the fee, but there are no café facilities on site. However there is an M & S food hall within about five minutes’ walk. Please bring a mug!
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