I just had the wonderful opportunity to teach a session of adult summer art camp at Spanish Village Art Center in Balboa park, San Diego. We had so much fun in class. Each day of the art camp a different art media is taught. It’s meant as a sampler for those wanting to explore different art medias. For my day we were exploring polymer clay canes.
What is a cane you ask? It started as a glass working procedure for putting a design in a long log like “cane” . When the cane is sliced the design is shown in the cross section. In polymer clay we place long pieces of polymer clay in various colors and designs to create a large cane. As we reduce the cane the design also reduces. When the cane is sliced into you can see the design in the cross section.
We made both flower and leaf canes. We took thin slices of those canes and covered pen with them. We had a wonderful time!
One of my students, Donna, had so much fun she went home and turned her scrap clay from class into some fun jewelry. She used a technique I showed them using left over clay to form a variation of a Natasha Bead. Her focal bead and earrings both show this technique. She also made some polymer clay beads and added some Swarovski Crystal beads for some added bling.
If you’re ever in the San Diego area and are interested in private lessons feel free to contact me. Explore the Possibilities!