Thursday, April 22, 2010

WooHoo! Big Class Announcement! 3 Fun Days of Clay!

Hi Everyone,
     I have had a lot of people asking when I am going to teach again....So...Ta -Daaa!  Here it is....
I am teaching a fun filled 3 day class at Carol Hamilton's studio in Lorton, Va.  I hope some of you will be able to join us!
     The Great Frame-up!      May 15th, 16th and 17th (Sat., Sun., and Mon.)   
                        $275 for the whole kit and kaboodle!  
     On the first morning, Carol Hamilton will be teaching how to use the bronze and copper clays. You will be making small pieces to use in the frames. Then, in the afternoon, while the bronze and copper clays are being fired, you will be learning how to make mokume gane slabs and tearaways and liquid polymer decals....the fun stuff.....
     On the second day, you will be learning how to make a silver frame for all your inserts. In the afternoon, you can continue to play with polymer clay while the silver frames are firing....
     Then on day three, you will be assembling everything in one nice neat little frame. If there is time, we will also cover resins. 
     If you have any special stones or little treasures that you would like to include, please bring them. We will have tea and coffee for everyone, along with directions for the local Starbucks, for those of you who need a fix, ( I know I am going to be finding out where the Dunkin Donuts and Burger King are). We will be ordering lunch for delivery or you may bring your own as there is a fridge and microwave. 
     I will send you a supply list when you sign up. There may be a small materials fee to cover some of the group supplies. I will be bringing a lot of fun things to be included if you want to use them. 
     If you have any questions about the class, please post them here or at my e-mail ( or give me a call, 410-609-0346. If you have any questions about the local hotels, restaurants or the bronze or copper clays, please contact Carol at or call her at 703-585-5640. 
    I hope some of you will be able to join us....tell your family you would like it as a Mother's Day gift....or early birthday, or late.....See you soon, Kelly
    The photos show some of the techniques we will be covering.....mokume gane, brocade, resin and bronze with a stone is in the first one. The second one includes, tearways, both inlaid and plain, liquid polymer decals, molded polymer, carved flowers with stones in their centers. The third includes liquid polymer decals, resin, molded polymer, mokume gane and tearaways. 


  1. I cannot wait, we are going to have soooooooo much fun

  2. I SO wish I could take this class! Maybe some other time...

  3. Well, Vicki, I think I will so understand why you can't.....I may be teaching this in Fla in the fall...maybe you will be able to move a little easier by then. I hope you are doing better. And seriously, if you need help with the painting on glass class, just let me the the torch fired ring....take care, K