Ceramics
Learn about Christi, her artistic inspirations, and her love of polymer clay and mixed media.
Learn the basics for getting started with polymer clay, plus some fun extra tools to try!
Learn how to condition, blend and store your clay.
We are fascinated by artifacts that link us to our distant past. Learn Christi's skillful techniques to recreate an ancient symbol.
Did you know you can make polymer clay look like it was fashioned from metal, simply by applying a metal coating? And once something is metallic, you always have the option to age it with patinas. If you love verdigris, that streaky, greenish corrosion on bronze and copper, you'll love this antique-looking brooch.
In Western culture, if we repair something, we tend to do our best to ensure that those repairs never show. In contrast, the Japanese tradition of repairing broken pottery with gold-infused lacquer embraces the object's past as part of its unique story. This method, called kintsugi, is the inspiration behind your next polymer clay project.
Adding timeworn found objects to your clay is a great way to create an antique feel. As you browse thrift stores, yard sales, the gutters or even the nooks and crannies of your own home, save your favorite little relics. (As Christi says, it's not hoarding if you're going to use them!)
Are you someone who appreciates the beauty in the intricate patterns of shattered glass? If so, get ready to transfer that fascinating design to beads by creating your own molds.
Add pin backs, jump rings, and ear wires to make your pieces ready to wear!
Christi welcomes you to this class on finding the beauty in aged and imperfect items and applying these qualities to your jewelry
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