I'm back! Cabin Fever Clay Festival was, once again, a wonderful opportunity to experiment, explore and expand my creative polymer side. Over the course of 8 days, I participated in 11 different workshops. I'll be sharing some of the techniques and projects we worked on here and, in the future, you will no doubt see some of my own pieces evidencing influence from the outstanding instructors.
Today, I thought I'd show you the pieces I worked on during the 2-day pre-pre-conference. Jeffrey Lloyd Dever was the instructor. If you haven't seen his work, be sure to google his name and sift through the images. Amazing. In class, we focused on simple techniques such as using small forms, layering clay, and multiple-baking, to create botanical elements such as seeds and pods that were light and strong.
Then we went to work on closed pods. This is a bit trickier since the form has to be cut out and the pod re-sealed.
The two flowers in the last photo are just me playing with clay.