Workshop Descriptions

Little Acorns

Little Acorns

I love these sweet little shapes!  Using manipulated skinner blends to cover molded shapes, we will be able to construct this adorable set of chubby little acorns. You can mix and match tops and bottoms to get a wide variety of color combinations and set them all off with contrasting twists, dots and beads. If you are feeling adventurous you can trade with a neighbor to bring in an even wider color variation.

Students will learn techniques for creating painterly skinner blends as well as using”Ultralight”clay for both molds and the bead shapes that will get veneered. We will cover simple ways to Kaleidoscope our canes into some fantastic patterns, and cover finishing techniques.

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Intricate Kaleidoscope Canes

Intricate Kaleidoscope Canes

This is a great class for both beginners and advanced students.  It will advance color confidence through mixing and working with painterly "Skinner" blends, and move into developing kaleidoscopic patterns with amazing diversity. Finally, students will be able to make a series of canes that can be applied to beads, or virtually any shape.

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Colorful Petal Bracelets

Colorful Petal Bracelets

This is a great class for learning about color using my in-depth Skinner blending techniques.  Build and combine colorful canes that fit together in various ways to create clever graphic illusions. From the canes built in class, the students will make "petal" bead shapes that work well for a bracelet that is both comfortable and playful.

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