Friday, May 30, 2008

Workshop fun!






Meet Rosemary! I don't often remember the camera when I'm teaching, but since it's been a while between blog posts and I needed pics, we snapped a few off while Rosemary was staying with us for a three day CCIP clay retreat. These pics were taken on the last day and since we flew through the workshop, I asked Rosemary whether there was anything she'd like to try with me. Well, trust her to say 'a signature cane'...ha! Talk about jumping from grade school to uni in one swoop! Well, if she was up for it, so was I, so here we are at the end of the day starting on her signature cane. It's not totally finished, she wants to put a border around it yet and will finish it at home...but over a glass of wine, she learned a lot about cane building and we had a ball making it...
Our lives have been busier than usual so I'm sorry there hasn't been as many claying posts as usual. It's been a few weeks of concentrating on the property, tree lopping and milling and general advancement towards designing a guest house. If you want to see what we've been up to, check out our personal blog.

3 comments:

Kathi said...

guest house?? *perk*

good to see your smiling face again Mel. Leave it to you to teach over a glass of wine.

Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

It looks like you and Rosemary had a nice time together. I have been working at the computer so much lately, it would be really lovely to sit around with another clayer drinking wine and making canes. Oh the Sweet Life!

Mel said...

big wink....to Kathi. It'll be a while in the making, the wood has to dry for many months before it can be used...but the dream is alive and well and we're aiming for next year sometime.

Cindy, lovely to hear from you. Too much computer and not enough claying makes for a very dry life. Hope you can squeeze a little more juice out of it soon...better yet, come to play, it's only half a world away...