I can’t believe that August 22nd has come and gone. That was the day for the Rockport Development Group’s Button’s & Beyond, a polymer clay workshop taught by me, and set up by my friend Margot Miller of Rockport ON. Funded by OMAFRA it was a great opportunity for a workshop in a rural area.
Here is most of the group, including Margot (far right in blue) with their ‘goodie bags’ containing some starter tools, a tile on which to work and some instructions on making Cane. With the funding from OMAFRA there was only the $20 material fee.
Using the lower room we had bright lighting and direct access to the kitchen, good for firing the clay in a toaster oven and for our coffee, zucchini bread and lunches. After we got rid of a couple of wasps we got under way.
Here I am talking about the clay and the colours, showing that some are metallic – Copper, Silver Gold and also Pearl. There is also pearl in Red, Blue and Green which I introduced later when the ‘girls’ got rolling and had a better idea of what they wanted to do with clay, as I didn’t have a lot of it.
That was a great day and we hope to repeat it again further into the Fall in preparation for Christmas…….how about making gift tags, napkin rings, I might even try covering Altoid boxes for gift boxes. Watch this space and….