CFCF 2010 Conference Instructors: Tony Aquino

4 09 2009
Tony Aquino

Tony Aquino

Tony is the man with the knowledge and knows all the chemistry behind polymer clay.  He is a chemist and product innovator with VanAken, International, manufacturers of Kato Poly Clay.  He has been involved in the formulation and production of polymer clay and a wide range of other products in the art world, from crafts to fine arts, for over thirty years. Along the way, he took time to play and create with the products he helped to develop and experience their performance as the artist and consumer would use them.  In Tony’s opinion, polymer clay is the most versatile of all art mediums. His interest and curiosity has led him to develop original techniques and uses with a goal to be inventive and sharing.   
 
Channeling a Bracelet
Tony is widely known for his experiments with clay. Tony will share his technique of making a bracelet from a combination of polymer clay and Kato Liquid Color. This 100% polymer clay bracelet is formed in an aluminum channel mold. The project is what Tony calls a “Raku-mitation” channel bracelet with a pitted surface highlighted with shimmering metallic colors. He will also show additional methods used to make a variety of designs utilizing this technique. As the Chemist for Van Aken, he is working on several more designs and finishes that he will also pass along to his students. So if the spirit moves you, join Tony in channeling your an inner bracelet!

Aquino Channel Bracelet2

Aquino Channel Bracelet2

Aquino Channel Bracelet

Aquino Channel Bracelet

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