There was an incredible choice of presentations on offer, and I attended 10 of them. I've picked out some of the highlights for me. Sorry not many photos to show as it was mostly talking heads and sitting heads ( and in some cases sleepy heads!)
|Julia Rai and others wearing silly hats in Jeanette Le Blanc presentation about writing and how to article|
- rest hand and wrists on a rolled up towel for stability and to relieve stress
- use a lidded Tupperware box with 1/2 inch water in the bottom to keep syringes in.
- use coated card stock for cutters for longer slabs of clay ( instead of tissue blade)
- use coloured plastic sheets ( cut from file dividers) as work surfaces, clay doesn't stick and also can be used as surfaces to reconstitute clay on
- use polymer clay to make drill bit handles
- to get rid of cracks and wrinkles when rolling out metal clay, roll clay onto a low relief brass texture plate. flip clay over to make sure both sides are wrinkle free
- polymer clay donut to create a gem bezel setting.- Roll donut of PC. Make a pilot hole. Press gemstone into PC so the table is level with surface. Poke stone out from underneath. Place donut onto mat and centre. Roll out MC, texture and cut out. Make pilot hole in clay sheet smaller than the gemstone. Centre metal clay sheet over the polymer clay and press stone in. Dry , sand etc. set into hollow from.
There were lots more but check out her website www.hattiesanderson.com
some of her amazing work below