Sometimes as designers we search for inspiration. In this era of technology, we can spend hours wading through Pinterest, tutorials, You Tube and more. We hope to gain inspiration from other artists to create something in our own style.
I was lucky enough to attend a workshop in Bristol this year with 4 amazing polymer clay tutors and around 50 other participants. Our tutors were Bettina Welker (from Germany) Donna Kato (from the USA) and Claire Wallis and Cara Jane Hayman from the UK.
I love working with polymer clay as it is an extremely versatile medium. You can make imitation gemstones, textures canes and very geometric designs. It can be used with other media too, I have recently combined it with sea glass and given it a metallic finish. In Bettina's class we made a very versatile textured pendant, which had the versatility to become a lariat necklace. Donna Kato taught us how to make inlaid and carved cat pendants which were really cute and fun to do. Both Claire and Cara Jane taught us how to make rings. Claire's ring was a faux boulder opal and Cara Jane's was a turquoise and wood effect. Both looked amazing ! If you do get chance to take part in a fave to face workshop, do it! There is a great camararderie and ideas fly about to give you several lightbulb moments. Most of all enjoy your art/craft 😊