Despite the gloom of January we welcomed twenty members to the first Clay Day of the new millennium. It certainly wasn't gloomy inside. It was great to see many old friends and to welcome some newer members.
We are so lucky to have such talented demonstrators within our group so thanks to Theresa, Ruth and Jude for showing us how to make interesting canes, some simple, some more detailed.
Because we were asked to use only blue and white clay for our canes we were able to share slices, giving us the possibility of mu...
Our September clayday with Clare Mcknight was, as always, a jolly and convivial gathering.
Clare demonstrated her Christmas Heart tree decorations and tea light holders.
It was so lovely to see the innovative ideas members brought to their creations. That is always the
joy of claydays – the originality of the response to the work demonstrated. So we had everything
from traditional Christmas to very subtle designs and utter bling! All were fabulous. Thank you Clare
for your friendly demo plus delicious recipe.
The Show and Tell table also held some treats for us all so please take a look at Bridget’s photos.
It was very difficult to have to inform y...
On May 26th we will have our third colour special. As before Jude Parker will be demonstrating three activities each prompting you to explore an aspect of colour. You can choose one of these activities or, if you'd prefer to follow a worksheet from an earlier activity, that is fine.
We will be making mosaic beads to explore the effect of colour placement, continuing to develop our instinctive colour mixing and revisiting pivot beads.
To get the most out of the day you should bring:
Our usual clay day kit
A range of polymer clay colours, including the primaries (blue, yellow and magenta) plus black, white and scrap