March 2020 Clay Day - Sculptural Pieces
Fun and friendly Clay Day - opportunity to learn more about this fascinating and versatile medium, make new friends and discover new techniques.
Date and Time
08 Mar 2020, 10:00 – 16:00
The Greenside Community Centre, Lilestone St, Marylebone, London NW8 8SR
About this event
At the next session we will be learning with how to make a simple yet effective sculptural piece. So whether you are looking for a stunning pendant, brooch, centre piece for a journal cover or even decorations for a mobile this will be an informative and fun session in making something truly unique, and all without having to build a scary armature!
By concentrating on a seahorse, Kirsti will show that with just a few simple tricks and tools you can have the confidence to make a range of beautiful items from the otherwise wasted end of a bright cane. So before you turn those canes into the universal mud colour bring them along to the next clay day and see what unique small pieces of art you can turn it into.
10:00 - 10:30 Arrive, greetings, Set up
10:30 - 11:15 Demonstration including examples of what is possible and how to achieve certain effects.
11:15 - 16:00 Make, experiment, ask questions
12:30 - Break for Show and Tell a place to ask questions on how others made their pieces and get advice on your own.
Along with the standard published list if you have any of the following please bring along:
- Scrap clay - mud or even better the ends of canes ‘unmudded’ (if that’s a thing)
- Any sculpting tools you may have - especially the ‘dentist’ kind, those with the ball ends (sorry Ruth - if you know the proper names please can you change). But we will have a range you can borrow on the day if necessary.
- Small acrylic square
- Anything you like to make textures with
- Alcohol inks/ mica powders (not essential).
Please note that because of the nature of the pieces we won’t be able to do any curing so a suitable box to take home your lovely goodies would also be great (sandwich size should be more than adequate).
Finally don’t forget your favourite mug - for a tea or coffee and chat with a great bunch of likewise polymer clay obsessed individuals :)
ABOUT THE DAY
Each day runs from 10am-4pm and our current venue is Greenside Community Centre, 24 Lilestone Street, Marylebone, London, NW8 8SR.
We usually have one or more demonstrations by volunteers from the group; we try to let you know in advance what these will be and whether you need to bring anything special.
We are a very friendly group and people are usually willing to offer advice and guidance to beginners on an ad-hoc basis. However we often also run a short session for complete beginners, our "Nursery Group" - if you would like to be included in this please let us know as part of your booking.
You may take still photos (unobtrusively!!!) during the demos, but in fairness to our demonstrators, please do not video any of the demos. Please don't post your photos onto Facebook or other social media after the event.
SHOW & TELL TABLE
In addition we have a “Show-and-Tell” table at each Day. Members can use this to display and talk about a recent creation, or to ask for help in solving a problem. If you don't bring anything to show, you're quite likely to have your (polymer!) jewellery removed at the door by Carol!
Please be aware that pieces on the Show and Tell table WILL be photographed and posted on our website and facebook site.
Lastly, the table is called 'Show and Tell' for a reason - please be willing to answer questions abour your process and techniques - that's how everyone learns!
London Polymer Group Clay Day