Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Funky desert brooches!

I am Natalia Garcia de Leaniz, maybe we have already met each other in previous Clay Carnivals in Las Vegas, where I have been so lucky to teach and have such a great time!!!
If this is your first time at the Carnival, I am sure you won't regret it and that this will be a fabulous experience for you, with clay, wonderful people and lots of laughs.

This year I will be teaching what I call my Funky desert brooches. They consist of several layers that we will combine playing with colors, transfers and different surface treatments. You will learn how to get a gravel finish without using any texture tools to create your own colorful desert!

For this project you will need to bring:

- Pasta machine
- Flexible blade
- Small cookie cutters in different shapes (1/2", 3/4" approx.)
- Brush for liquid clay

Friday, April 15, 2011

Colorful pendant

Hello, I'm Sylvie Peraud from France.
First time I came to Vegas was in 2008 I think. I am really delighted to have been invited to teach this year.
I had a hard time coming up with a project that was fun to make and interesting too. My first aim was playing with color mixes and looking for new shapes. I fiddled around and made funny earrings. But, as earrings took more time than we actually get, I changed my project to this pendant, which is greatly inspired by the earrings.

Hope you'll like it too. Here's what you'll need for this class :

  • circle cutters of different sizes

  • makin's extruder with the clay core adaptor

  • black buna cord 2mm thick

  • round glass beads of different sizes

  • white oil or acrylic paint

  • coarse, medium and thin sanding block or paper

The clay will be provided by Van Aken