Clayathon Wrap Up with Pictures

 

Clayathon is a place to relax, mix with great people, see the work other people’s work in progress and watch demos of  polymer and non-polymer techniques.  I saw demos on caning, faux dichroic glass,  soldering solver bezels, metal fold forming, and I gave a demo on drilling glass and making ring clasps with copper washers.  Lisa Clarke of Polka Dot Creations was there with the latest books and videos and Wilma Yost was there with the latest products from Polymer Clay Express  including their Shape Frames  that Wilma showed everyone how to use.  We had a cane swap and worked on a group cane too.  To sum it up, we had a blast.

Here are some pictures. 

Clayathon 2011

Clayathon is organized by the wonderful and talented Arlene Groch and her talented team of South Jersey Poly Addicts, (which is not the same thing as having a dual diagnosis, although Arlene does confess to having an “out of control” polymer clay addiction.) There is something so poetically just about a woman who gave up her law practice for polymer clay and invited friends to come and use her conference room, not for depositions and settlement conferences, but as a polymer clay studio.

If my Meniere’s disease, which has been acting up this week, does not have me Jackson Pollocking the carpet, I will be there along with the rest of my friends. Actually, Clayathon is a great stress reliever so I’ll have my doctor write a prescription.

Here are some pictures from past Clayathons.




Clayathon 2009

If you want to see even more Clayathon pictures, click on The PAPCG Guild Reporter. Thanks to Arlene Groch and all the other wonderful South Jersey Polyaddicts for making the Clayathon such a success!

Synergy One Last Time

It’s been  a rough week.  More on that later.  But for now, be sure to check out the latest issue of PolymerCAFE.  I have an article there on the Synergy conference, but there are lots of great projects articles too. My favorite is the Blue Bowl by Keith Brown AKA Canespinner.  Definitely worth your time.

I’m at Polydelphia!

I’m at Polydelphia this weekend!!! To check out my newly designed web site, press HERE. See ya later!

Polydelphia this Weekend

I can’t wait. There’s still room for walk in registrants. Check out the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild’s Website. In the meantime, here is my entry for the 3 1/2 in square tile challenge.

Polydelphia 2008 May 3 & 4

     Can it be that this will be the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild’s 6th retreat?  It seems like only yesterday that my guild co-chair Ellen Marshall suggested to me, “Let’s put on a show,” and I said, “OK” without thinking.  Now the reins of Polydelphia are in the capable hands of others. including (but by no means limited to)  Sue Springer and Sarah Fisher.  The good news is that you can can still go.  But you’d better hurry. For information, go the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild’s Website

In the meantime, enjoy this slide show of pictures from retreats gone by.