Monday, February 14, 2011

sculpting with polymer clay...a class project

With the next class date scheduled, I thought I'd share with you one of the projects that I do with my students.

a little jewellery box...

Made entirely out of polymer clay, this one was accented with Swarovski crystal rhinestones.
Instruction for this project takes place over two class sessions (each 2hrs in length), as the bottom has to be baked first (something the students do when they return home from class), prior to the fabrication of the lid.

I have another jewellery box currently in the works, and I'm anxious to post photos of it as well, just as soon as it is completed. I started it in my class, though I never really have the time to complete projects myself in class, as I'm there for student instruction! The bottom is complete, though I never was happy with the lid that I started, so I have to get back to it!

Here are a couple other photos of this first sample:

A delicately detailed design, and yet simple to make!
The class culminates with the creation of image tiles (like my Li'l Art pieces) that can be framed in shadow boxes for wonderfully whimsical wall hangings.
The beauty of polymer clay is that the possibilities are endless, where any theme can be worked with to create projects suited to all tastes!

The next round of classes are set to start Wednesday April 6th, followed by 4 consecutive Wednesdays. 7:00pm - 9:00pm
They are offered by the Town of Richmond Hill. Further information can be found here and here , page 69.

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