Agenda for the day
We are delighted that Alison Clark, who many of you know well, will be demonstrating her Mokume Duo technique. Please see Alison’s information below.
The hall opens at 9am when members can arrive and help to set up the room.
- 10.30 Welcome and Intro
- 11 Alison’s Demo – Mokume Duo
- 12.00 Lunch
- 1.30 Show and Tell
- 1.30 Library Closes
- 2.00 Carol’s Demo – Sanding and Buffing polymer clay
- 4.30 Last Bake
- 4.45 Clear 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)
- 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
Carol Blackburn will be demonstrating something that many members ask for regularly… a demo on how to sand and buff cured clay to achieve a variety of results.
- Cured clay pieces for sanding
- small bowl (to fill with water)
- Various grades wet and dry sandpaper (Halfords sells mixed packs for a few £) – you want grades between about 240 and 1000 depending on how ‘textured’ your pieces are!).
- Drop of liquid soap
- Old towel
- Cotton cloth for polishing.
Members will also be able to use the LPCG’s Foredom buffing machine to buff their pieces after sanding – please note that some simple safety instruction is required before using the machine for the first time!
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.
LIBRARY – One of the library crates will be brought to this meeting but if you want something specific, please contact Ann on firstname.lastname@example.org and ‘place an order’ in advance. Please return any previously borrowed items. A deposit is required to join the library – please bring a cheque book if you want to join.
The latest issues of Meg Newberg’s Cane Builder will be available to borrow.
Venue and other information
The day will run from 10.30am to 4.30pm and will cost £15
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.
HOW TO BOOK
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