Melanie West Workshop 2017

NB: This workshop is now fully booked. 
If you would like to be added to a waiting list for cancellations, please click here to email Ann. 
Any late availability spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis.

A Unique Way of Organic Caning - Full of Depth and Colour!


In this workshop, students will gain a solid understanding of how to make the canes I use in my work, using hand pigmented, translucent polymer clay.


Different materials for pigmenting will be covered, and the different effects one can achieve.

NB This is a technique/process based workshop, not a project/outcome specific workshop. So, although you will finish the class with beautiful canes and plenty of new ideas, we will not be making a specific item or completing a specific project during the day.


I will also show the best ways I've discovered to laminate with these translucent canes (using simple polymer clay tiles we will make in the workshop).


The goal of this unique cane technique is to add depth and movement in polymer cane work, as well as gaining control of the colors one uses.


I pack as much as I can into my classes, so be ready to soak up as much as possible! Students will not leave with a finished project, but that is ok! They will leave this workshop with a head full of ideas and inspiration, and a nice collection of canes to play with.

My approach to teaching is to help my students reflect on their own creative process, raise issues that are important for the creative soul to survive and grow, and ultimately... help students find their own unique voices.

Skill level – intermediate to advanced

Date and time

Sunday October 8th 2017




Greenside Community Centre,

Lilestone Street,


London, NW8 8SR

Important Booking info

Terms & Conditions

  • Class size is 8 minimum / 25 maximum

  • Payment in full is required at time of booking

  • Full refund will be issued by the LPCG, if the workshops are cancelled

  • Travel, accommodation and food are not included

  • Refunds on cancellations will only be considered if the place is taken and paid for by another student. 

  • Any refund, due to student cancelling, will be subject to an administration fee of £20

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