The Art Clay guild runs a conference every year. See http://www.artclyguild.co.uk/ . I think this year's programme is particularly strong with new techniques being shown- all top secret at the moment apparently! Also, lots of opportunites for networking i.e. talking arty bollox and buying things you dont need but want! There are hands on workshops, including yours truly doing a 3 hour slot showing techniques for polymer clay- the ultimate blank canvas. The website also has tons of information about classes, certification programmes, techniques and tips etc. I think there are places left as I type. See you there?
The London Polymer Clay Group http://www.lpcg.co.uk/ is meeting on Sunday 25th July in its new home in Mora Street near Old Street in EC1
The group was started by Carol Blackburn http://www.carolblackburn.co.uk/ just over 3 years ago and is an informal gathering of polymer clay enthusiates of all levels who get together every few months to share work and experiences.
We're really lucky to have a visit from renowned American artist Louise Fischer Cozzi http://www.louisefischercozzi.com/ at our next meeting. Interested incoming along?, check it out via their website.
Welcome to my first ever blog post- it had to happen sooner or later. Please be patient with me as I learn the blogging ropes
It is my intention to post interesting snippets of information and lots of piccies about the world of metal clay, polymer clay, about my work, and from time to time, the bigger world outside.
Let's start with my 2 most favourite blogs/websites in the world...
First up, from Julia Rai http://www.metalclayacademy.com/ a veritable 'google' for all things metal clay; artists, suppliers, videos, events etc . New stuff is posted every single day.
And then where would we be without Cynthia Tinapple's http://www.polymerclaydaily.com/ . Again new posts every day highlighting the fabulous scope and vaiety of polymer clay work with a hugh picture library to refer to for inspiration.
There are lots more fab blogs to report on of course and I'll be flagging them up in future posts.