For those who have been asking about Jeff’s next workshop here in the U.S., here is an upcoming two-day workshop Memorial Day weekend May 29-30. Polymer Clay Express in New Market Maryland will be hosting the class “Botanical Wonders—Miniature Polymer Hollowware for Jewelry” for intermediate to advanced students of polymer. Class will meet from 9:00 am – 5:30 pm with an hour for lunch. The fee is $250 (50% nonrefundable deposit required). Please see the website below and register by calling (800) 844 0138.
In this class you’ll explore the botanical world of blossoms, seeds and pods as expressed in small-scale holloware forms. With simple techniques you may create small form/molds, and through clay layering and multi-cycle curing, build holloware pieces for use as beads, pins, or pendants. The results are strong, light and often reproducible jewelry elements. Surface ornamentation and finishing techniques will be discussed as time allows. This is a technique workshop, not a project class, therefore all students must have a basic working knowledge of polymer clay. Space is limited so reserve now!