We had a super day on Sunday learning all about clasps, closures, toggles, hooks – you name it - with all the demos by our lovely members.
Ann showed us how to create intricate wire clasps (which she claimed were quite easy really), Ruth showed a selection of simple link closures and toggles and even I managed to finish one of these!
Following this Theresa’s embedded magnets were a hit, with one new member, who does not have pierced ears, discovering that the magnets were strong enough to hold earrings together through her ear lobe. Who knew? Finally, Jude demonstrated how to make wire pins for a large “statement” brooch.
Due to very difficult unforeseen circumstances Raji was unable to offer her planned demonstration but we hope that she will be able to present it next year.
In stepped Jude Parker, who had worked hard to prepare a seasonal demo, in which she showed us how to make absolutely delightful baubles, which could be hung on the tree and opened up to reveal tiny treats.
As Kirsti's photos show the imagination of our lovely group was inspired and the results were fantastic. Many thanks to Jude for taking the lead at such short notice.
You will also note that the Show and Tell table was, as always, full of fresh surprises.
We are so glad that Rajitha Nandakishor, one of our long term members who many of you will have met at clay days, has agreed to demonstrate the creation of her delightful rounded hinged boxes with us on Sunday 25th November - just in time for you to make your own super Christmas treat boxes!
Rajitha has sent us photos - see below - of her Easter boxes but is busy working on examples of Christmas boxes for her demo (I have to confess I want to do both).
You will need your usual kit (including mug - Greenside no longer provides mugs).
If you have any of the large wooden balls from Jana's workshop please bring them along or maybe any compressed papier m...
We had a wonderful day last Sunday with really good attendance - seeing some old friends and meeting new ones too which was a real treat.
In her demonstration Jane Cox showed us how to make ring bowls of different shapes, textures and finishes and also showed how to cover small glasses to make very pretty tea lights. The ovens were busy all afternoon and the results were varied and delightful. Thank you so much, Jane.
The show and tell table was full of treasures and we spent some time discussing how many of the pieces on display had been made. Hopefully in November there will be a selection of ring bowls and tea lights on display inspired by Jane's...
London Polymer Clay Group Annual Report 2018 AGM 30th September 2018
The London Polymer Clay Group continues to flourish. We have well attended bi-monthly meetings and have been delighted to welcome our regular members together with new and enthusiastic members joining us during the year. Our philosophy is to encourage, teach, inspire and share the development of members’ skills and interests within the polymer clay world. We aim to create a warm and supportive atmosphere where members can discuss their work and develop their talents – and have a jolly good chat over a cuppa!
Jane Cox will be demonstrating ring bowls and/or covering a small glass. Jane will bring along templates so that different shapes can be made or you can bring glass tea lights or similar to cover - see below.
In addition to the usual kit Jane suggests the following depending on what you would like to make.
Mica powders/pan pastels
Previously made canes or veneers - or make one on the day
Clay to cover the outside Jane uses black, white or grey but the choice is yours
Fine texture for the underside of the bowl
A credit card or ruler to indent pattern on chrysanthemum canes
Translucent clay, particularly if covering a tea light
Well OK this might be a misleading title but we had sunshine (inside) at our Clay Day on January 21st 2018.
There were 22 of us present and it was wonderful to see many old friends and to meet some welcome new members. Sunshine indeed!
We were treated to an intriguing extruder demo by Jane Cox. Some of her ideas were new to many of us and judging by the super creations on the day there will be lots of fresh designs as a result. Thank you so much Jane - it was a real treat and we hope that at our next Clay Day we will see some fascinating work as a result of your inspiration. That is a hint everyone!
The Show and Tell table had a wide range of 'exhibi...
It was a cold day last Sunday but the warm atmosphere at our Clay Day made up for the chill outside.
We were treated to some great demos by Alison and Jude.
Alison showed us coasters she had made, a Z-note holder, covered propelling pencils and baubles. She also donated cork bases for the coasters and some poly balls for the baubles as well as providing a template for the note holder. Alison then showed us how to make a ‘simple’ Ikat cane which she used to decorate her bauble.
Jude demonstrated a method of making sure that nobody will make off with your drink if you take your eyes off it. Her delightful glass personalisers in the shape of octopus tent...