Thursday, July 26, 2007

CCIP retreat

Meet Kylie! She and I got to spend a whole week together immersed in clay goodness:) What a fabulous time we had. This was the first CCIP retreat I've run and how lucky to have scored such a great guest. Not only that, she made the most marvelous pieces! It was also the first time I got to see how the new studio worked in action. I was pretty organised but immediately could see I needed more surface space! Other than that, it worked just fine. And so did the accommodation and food side. Curtis spoiled us with lovely food the whole week and Kylie reckons she wanted 'A Curtis' of her own to take home!

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Leaf Lock Pendant

You'll notice that I worked out how to incorporate a slide show of pics in my blog, just not sure how to move it over the other side so if anyone who has one knows, could you tell me? Thanks!
Also discovered how to include titles in the messages......I'll be a computer nerd yet!
I made a leaf lock pendant today from a tutorial by the wonderful Jen Tattam (Metal Clay Aust and CCIP founder). It's one of the precious metal clay/polymer clay projects we're teaching through CCIP. It has a Linda Bernstein technique of reversed bevel holding the polymer leaf into place. Classy design eh!

Tuesday, July 03, 2007