Thursday, 18 April 2013

Sarah Shriver workshops

Recently I was lucky enough to attend some workshops with Sarah Shriver organised by the London Polymer Clay Group. It was a real treat as I have admired Sarah's work for many years.

On Saturday we learnt how to make Intricate Kaleidoscope canes. They are very intricate but Sarah did a great job of teaching how to make these magical canes. Here's the canes I made I am very pleased with them! They were made from Kato polyclay

            Beautifully Intricate polymer clay canes made by Cara Jane

On Sunday we made big beads. The process is complex and rather involved but produces stunningly beautiful beads. I learnt so many news skills from Sarah during these workshops and have 2 lovely finished beads that I am very proud of. Can’t wait to make a few more and turn them into a necklace.

Photo of Big Beads made by Cara Jane  covered in several intricate patterns

It was great to meet up with old friends and meet some new friends. It was a great bunch of people to spend a couple of days with and we had a lot of fun. Sarah is an excellent teacher as you can probably tell by the result.
Photo of Sarah Shriver and Cara Jane
Sarah Shriver and Cara Jane, London, April 2013

You can see some more pictures on the London Polymer Clay Group Facebook page

Work is underway on the new website. I look forward to sharing it with you soon.

Wednesday, 3 April 2013

This blog is changing....

I have just about recovered from my fabulous trip to Synergy and I'm working on changes here.

I have a web designer working on a proper website! There will be a blog as part of that website. I intend to maintain this blog for the foreseeable future and it will have the same content as the new blog. But in order to facilitate that the web addess for this blog will change so I apologise if that causes any disruption at your end! will be where you will find this blog soon.

I am about to update my spring workshop schedule. If you are interested in more details either get in touch or sign up to my mailing list as I shall publish a list of dates by email soon. If you are interested in me running a workshop for your group or in your town please feel free to get in touch!

I am working on a new tutorial - can't wait to share it with you! Might take a while as I have a lot of other stuff going on at the moment too.

I am lucky enough to be going to 2 workshops this weekend with Sarah Shriver with the London Polymer Clay Group. I hope you can have some collective creative time soon - you can't beat it!