Saturday, February 28, 2009
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Take the concept home to a full sized oven and go wild!
In Victoria, BC
All materials included
PASTA MACHINE REQUIRED
Saturday March 28- 10:00 am -3:30 pm
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Saturday, February 21, 2009
In spite of the lure of the attractions of the city, people are hard at claying here! Here's the work area with happy people up to their elbows in polymer clay!
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
If you are interested in any of these upcoming workshops, or would like to arrange a group event in your community please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will contact you when dates are available. Clay Workshops are a fun way to celebrate a special occasion- ask about catered party packages!
array of beads, findings, fibers, found objects and textures.
5.5 hours $85 /participant
Polymer Clay Basics & Giftmaking
PASTA MACHINE REQUIRED
Saturday October 24 -10:00-4:00
Saturday November 21 - 10:00-4:00
6 hours $75/ participant
amazingly realistic BeachStones. Each Participant
will make a piece of jewelery that reflects the west coast.
6 hours $75/ participant.
What my students say-
I have just spent a most amazing day taking Gera's class. Wow!!! If any of you are new to clay or even if you just need a refresher, I highly recommend this class. The items we produced were wonderful but, the very best part was the techniques that are so transferable. I came away with renewed inspiration and love of the clay. Except for myself, all the other "kids" were brand new to clay. You would never have guessed. Perhaps it was G's teaching or these people grasped the concepts very quickly but, each student designed something that was uniquely them. It was so wonderful to watch the passion grow in each person as a new discovery was revealed. It was magic. Thank you G for the great class and I look forward to your next.
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
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Monday, February 9, 2009
Vaia is a freestanding Muse made in two parts so she is actually a lidded vessel. She is 23" tall, made of polymer clay and her hair is wound with beads and brass bells.
Laveina is a wall hanging muse made with polymer clay. She is approx. 20" tall. her hair is a mixture of mohair and handspun and hand dyed wool from Pender Island BC.
Saturday, February 7, 2009
I'd like to extend THANKS to everyone who emailed, MSNed or commented in my blog through the process of the studio overhaul! It was really great to have so much encouragement through what was a challenging and pretty grungy process. To those of you who are inspired to do it yourselves- I heartily recommend it! I wish we could all gather here in realtime and I could serve wine and cheese to you all!
Today I attended the Island Artisans Association's annual Photoshoot. It's a wonderful perk for members of the association- for $30 you get a series of professional photos of your work done by Bob Matheson. I have a CD with a selection of great shots of my work. i'm showing two of my tile assemblage pieces I had photographed.
Friday, February 6, 2009
Total materials cost- $42 for floor paint and 1 can of goof-off! Everything else was recycled from the house or hauled out of storage.Here's my computer table. The printer sits on a higher cabinet and is much easier to use. The computer paper is stored in the cabinet instead of in the lazy susan which now actually has free space for incoming papers etc. I added a bulletin board for displaying some of my favourite ephemera & photos.
It's been a long week but time very well spent! It was an excellent cure for the mid-winter blues.
I'm ready now to consider what to do next. Between arguing with the definition of "tossable items", goofing-off the floor and searching for Zen in the midst of chaos I didn't have much time with that sketchbook. For the first time in a very long time my studio feels like a place for some creative contemplation.