Saturday and Sunday, 12pm-5pm
Jax Member $105 / General Public $129 /Deposit $25
Materials Fee: $15
Minimum Enrollment, 2: Maximum Enrollment, 10: Minimum Age: Responsible Young Adult
Class Description: Ever wonder how to make those gorgeously detailed images in polymer clay? Learn how to make flower canes, or “millefiori” canes of polymer clay that can be used to make dozens of similar and beautiful flowers. Condition, cut, stack, slice, mix and before you know it you will have created several canes of different flower petals toward the creation of various flower jewelry and fun knick-knacks. The first flower project will be to make a 2-dimensional flower brooch. From one of the petal canes, students will cut different sized petals and make this flower look as if it is blooming right then and there. The next look at a flower making will be to make a “component” flower that resembles the look of inlay work. These look dramatic on the cover of an Altoid tin. The last project will be to reduce a petal to a miniature size in order to create a flower to go inside a bezel. After that is baked, students will enclose this in an UV resin that will make the flower look like it is under glass. Students may have to make a pair of earring to go with this pendant. Oh, what a bouquet of flowers you will go home with that will never fade or wilt away!
Artist Bio: Teri Walters was introduced to polymer clay in 1999 and quickly became a “polyholic”. Since then, her artwork has taken her to many different places. She has been featured on local television, has won 1st and 3rd places in Polymer Cafe magazine for her work in millefiori canning and mixed media work, featured in newspapers, participated in various exhibits, has her creations in retail stores, and can be found at local craft shows selling and teaching in her booth. Teri has a great desire to teach and thoroughly enjoys passing on her knowledge and experiences in polymer clay to all those desiring to learn. In April, 2009 Teri started the New River Valley Polymer Clay Guild, which today is an active, growing community-oriented group that is promoting the enjoyment of polymer clay as recreation, hobby, or art medium.