We had a delightfully busy and buzzy Clayday on Sunday. It was great to see so many regular friends, and to welcome five new members. Alex, Diana, Marion, Mel and Pauline - we all enjoyed meeting you, hope you had a good day and that we’ll see you again next time.
Demos were given by Ann, Ruth and Theresa using a range of products for surface effects. People then got creative trying out Pan Pastels, ultrafine glitter, nail foils and others together with different texture sheets and stencils. There was a fair amount of golden gleam and silver sparkle in evidence on the many pieces so it was all very seasonal. As someone said “you can n...
July's clay day is all about clasps, hooks and toggles
A lovely matching closure can make all the difference to a necklace or bracelet. A polymer toggle, a bead clasp with embedded magnets a handmade wire hook, bail or link is just what you need for a perfect finish. At our July clay day we will have a series of short demos of different ways to make your own clasps, hooks and toggles, and Ann will also demonstrate how to make best use of her products.
The Show and Tell table will have this as a theme, and we hope everyone will bring pieces with elegant closures they want to show off, pieces where the do-up raised a problem they’d like t...
This Clay Day is going to focus on FINISHING - sanding, polishing, buffing - all the techniques and materials that give your polymer pieces that professional look. We will have a range of materials and equipment for you to try out and some "expert finishers" on hand to advise.
Please note - this is a week earlier than normal in an attempt to avoid the big cycling event taking place in London the following Sunday.
By popular demand, this clayday will focus on how to achieve that perfect finish to your work!
We will have short demonstrations of a number of techniques, tools and materials to smooth work into the desired shape and then to polish it up to achieve the final perfect finish, whether matt or brilliant shine.
Important note: Clayday is being held on 22 July, not the usual last Sunday of the month. This is to avoid the previous problems of clashing with the RideLondon cycling event.
What to bring
A number of baked but otherwise unfinished pieces to try out techniques on
Any materials that you successfully use for sanding and/or buffing, to show oth...