29.3.10

back to work

My spine is back in working order.

Last October I took a precious metal clay workshop at Not Simply Beads in Plymouth, MA. The 6 hour class was very reasonably priced, included a pack of 28g silver clay and also allowed future projects to be fired at the shop free of charge provided the materials were purchased at Not Simply Beads. My class - in which I was lucky enough to be the sole participant - was taught by Nicole Blanchard,  a talented artist formally trained as a fine jewelry maker and co-owner.

Between not having suitable studio space to work in and a deep intimidation of the fairly costly materials, it's taken me a while to get my feet wet and produce. Finally back in my studio - having a bit of a squirrel problem though - I'm happy to say I finally dropped off two pieces to be fired and am really excited to see the outcome. 
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1 comment:

Nicole Blanchard said...

Thanks for the mention Lisa! Classes have been filling up more now but I never take more than 6 so I can give everyone special attention. Your pieces look really cool. Can't wait to see them finished! I'm having a PMC Skills workshop coming up in May on the 15th if you are interested in learning more techniques in precious metal clay. Nicole Blanchard www.notsimplybeads.com