11 11 2011

SCHWARZENBERG - One Cane Flowers

Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg stumbled upon polymer clay in 1991 and she’s been creating, teaching and designing ever since.  She bit off more than she could chew, going from marbled beads straight to figurines à la Maureen Carlson.  In 2001, she fell into the world of polymer clay guilds, and was delighted to find others who shared her obsession.  After exploring the worlds of caricature sculpture, faux materials, filigree, and even dollhouse miniatures for her daughter, she found her niche in millefiori floral caning and tile jewelry.

Lynne Ann has been teaching polymer clay to students young and old for over 12 years.  Her work has appeared in several publications and she has won a number of awards including Bead & Button magazine’s Bead Dreams competition, the Interweave Press Bead Arts Award, and the National Polymer Clay Guild’s Progress and Possibilities competition.  She sells her work in galleries and bead shows and through her website:

And more exciting news from Lynne Ann… she was recently named as the recipient of the 2012 Excellence in Bead Artistry Award from Bead and Button Magazine.  This is a huge accomplishment as it is only awarded once a year and has only been given to one other polymer artist, Nan Roche, who is also teaching at CFCF 2012!  The award is underwritten this year by Shipwreck BeadsTM which will honor Lynne Ann’s achievements with a $1,000 gift certificate.  Now, don’t you really want to take Lynne Ann’s CFCF class???  To register for Lynne Ann’s workshop, download registration form here.

SCHWARZENBERG – One Cane Flowers (4-hour workshop)

Lynne Ann Schwarzenberg

There is often great beauty in simplicity. What could be simpler than a gorgeous flower created with just one simple but stunning and versatile cane?  Lynne Ann will teach students how to create, reduce, and slice her signature “brushstroke petal” cane.  Students will use their hands and various tools to shape and transform their petals.  Learn to construct a non-stick baking form for gentle curvature of the petals, creating a beautiful dimensional flower.  Lynne Ann will also cover a variety of options for flower centers and a pre-bake smoothing technique that virtually eliminates the need to sand.  Want a bit more pizzazz to your piece?  Students can swap a piece of their cane with another student for a two-color flower.  In class we will create pendants, but Lynne Ann will demonstrate a very strong and attractive way to add a pin back as well. To register for Lynne Ann’s workshop, download registration form here.




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17 11 2011

[…] learn more about Lynne Ann’s class at CFCF and to register for her workshop, click here. HAUNANI: Rainbow roll […]

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