I just got back from ClayConneCTion 2018, the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild’s bi-annual retreat. The event took place on the Connecticut College campus. The food was great, the demos even greater and the campus was in full flower.
The birch trees outside the dorm I stayed in looked so spooky at night!
I spent some time walking around the campus which is loaded with trees and plants. There were some new residents living behind the Crozier-Williams College Center where our workroom was located. They were very sociable and eager to pose for pictures, unlike Boris.
Here are some more pictures of the campus.
And here is the spacious workroom.
Two things I love about the Connecticut retreat. 1.) They allow pasta machine motors (no, I didn’t bring mine but I like the idea.) and 2.) Oven Anarchy is the order of the day. Each person decides when her work goes in or comes out of the oven. There are no oven monitors, no schedules, no sign-up sheets and no hassles. And it all works very well. Remember, anarchy does not mean no rules; it means no government.
I didn’t make much this year being distracted by a few matters including misplacing my iPad. I am due for an upgrade and everything was backed up. But Debbie from Rhode Island found it for me! Thanks!!!
I experimented with some new bracelet shapes and hollow beads.
My friend and travel partner, Patty Pickup, was downright prolific. Look at this wonderful Octopus necklace!
More of Patty’s stuff
And here are the entries in the Bottle of Hope contest.
Thanks to all the great people who planned Clay ConneCTion 2018 and kept things running flawlessly! Let’s do it again in 2020!