I learned how to make hollow stacked beads and hollow pod-shaped beads.
I learned that hollow pod-shaped beads were only a starting point and that I could take the clay wherever I wanted it to go.
I learned how to assess whether a given paint would work with polymer clay.
I learned that Claire is an incredibly generous teacher who prepares illustrated handouts bursting with information, ideas, resources and more.
I learned why Pan Pastels look so ##@&^#$@ gorgeous on polymer and I discovered that I need to buy them in all my favorite colors. Like right now. Or sooner.
I learned different techniques to crackle, seal, antique, enhance, texture, carve, wax, paint, emboss, finish and (whatever else you can think of) polymer clay.
I learned about some new software that just might change my life. (Ok, that’s an exaggeration but Repper is pretty cool.)
If I have to stop to think about whether I really want to leave my clay to go for Chinese food with Sherman Oberson, you know that it had to be a great class. Here are some pictures of what I made. The ideas keep coming. Thank you Claire Maunsell for a great class!