Hollow Form Pendants in Polymer Clay with Helen Wyland-Malchow
Time & Location
About the Class or Event
1 Saturday, 9:00 am-05:00 pm
August 14, Indoors - In-Studio
All Skill Levels
Materials fee: $0
Polymer clay is simply clay that is plastic, it comes in various colors, is easily manipulated; light weight and durable when fired at the correct temperature. In this one-day workshop you will learn two different methods of construction to create these one-of-a-kind pieces. First, technique will focus on using everyday objects to create a domed hollow form. We will be using the slab method of construction for the second. Class will start by discussing design options, ideas and findings. Then we will move into template design and making veneers. The afternoon session will be devoted to construction and finishing techniques. Students should go home with at least three finished pieces. (Instructor will provide sketchbooks and everyday objects for students to use during the class.) A list of supplies needed will be sent 4 weeks ahead of time.
Materials: A materials list can be found HERE.
About the instructor: Helen is widely recognized as one of the worlds leading polymer clay artists. She designs sculptural jewelry and is best known for her organic hollow formed boxes and vessels. Nature has always invited her to explore the patterns, textures and colors it provides for inspiration. She taught Fine Arts for 34 years and has been working primarily in polymer since 2007. She currently exhibits her work at venues like Paradise City and Lyndhurst. She is currently teaching workshops on the national level. Her work is recognized, published and awarded nationally and internationally.