Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Getting ready for class!

Hi everyone,
    I have been having fun making things this last week and a half!  I went to Carol Hamilton's studio and we were hoping to play with glass clay but it hadn't come in yet, so....that is for another day! But we did try out fused glass with pre-fired metal clay to see what would happen! I am thinking they will look better once I take a big hammer to them!  The clear glass fractured all the way around the fine silver piece (I think the silver was too thick and held too much heat) and the copper turned a dark cherry red and was kind of pretty but the bronze was downright ugly! With a capital U!! Like I said, A Big Hammer!  
    Tomorrow I have to work on my Master Muse piece for Whole Lotta Whimsy....I thought it was due next week but it is due tomorrow....doing resins!  and I might include some antique glass glitter a friend gave me. 
    And after that, I need to work on the article for Metal Clay Magazine....doing some fun bracelets!  maybe I will put some resins in those, too! 
   Then I am going to make some cool polymer slabs for my class down in Va. I am looking forward to three days of fun and laughing with the girls at the prison!  And, yes, chocolate and skittles will be on the tables for pick-me-ups!  There are a couple of spots left in the class, so let Carol or me know if you are interested. 
     I will try to take some photos of some of the things I will be making...need to re-charge the battery for the camera. Anyway, have to go draw some designs for Tonya's piece....send me some photos of what you are doing....would love to see....have fun, Kelly 

These photos are some of the kinds of frames and fillers we will be doing in class.....the first is polymer, fused glass with resin and glass glitter and hot rocks. The second photo is a piece I am thinking about demonstrating for class with tearaways and molded pieces of polymer. The third photo is a design using silver metal clay and bronze clay and polymer clay decals with glitter and image transfers.  These are just a few of the techniques we will be doing.....hope to see you....


  1. Sounds like you're having a lot of fun. Wish I could play in your class. I'm dying to try the glass clay myself, so please let me know how that goes.

  2. Hey Vicki, Thanks for the note....it will be fun to play with the glass clay if Carol ever gets it. I am really looking forward to it. She is planning on having a class this fall with the inventor, if you are interested. I am looking forward to painting on glass in your class. Are you taking Susan Kazmer's class for glass casting? Take care and keep getting better, Kelly

  3. I will let you know when we finally get to play with it....I hope you are feeling better...it sounds like it. I am looking forward to the painting on glass class with you....are you taking Susan Kazmer's glass casting class at B&B? I am excited about that too. Carol is setting up a glass clay class with Barry Kaiser for this fall I think,take it easy and keep getting better, Kelly if you are interested....