Anyone who has been around polymer clay for a while knows that the person whose work we all aspire to emulate most is none other than Kathleen Dustin. If you talk with some of the seasoned professionals such as Nan Roche, Lindly Haunani, and others, they will tell you that one of their first teachers was Kathleen Dustin.
It is with great joy that we announce Kathleen will be joining us for 4 days, June 23-26, 2017 and teaching two 2-day Master workshops this year. Those workshops are: WORKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: PURSES IN UNUSUAL SHAPES (June 23-24) and LARGE HOLLOW POLYMER BEADS (June 25-26).
Registration will be opening soon and we anticipate the slots to fill quickly, so please watch closely for the announcement in the next few days. Below are the descriptions of the workshops, so plan well. It’s going to be an amazing ride! Location and other instructors TBA.
Below are the descriptions of what Kathleen will be teaching:
WORKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: PURSES IN UNUSUAL SHAPES (Fri/Sat June 23-24, 2017)
2-day workshop for all levels except beginner (know how to make Skinner blend and simple canes.)
Polymer clay enables us to make containers in any shape we wish so why do we feel limited to making a purse that is rectangular? Kathleen discusses shape design principles and leads students through making an interior mold and a container with inside rim and attached cord like her purses. Students design their own shapes, colors and embellishments.
LARGE HOLLOW POLYMER BEADS (Sun/Mon June 25-26, 2017)
2-day workshop for all levels except beginner (know how to make a Skinner blend and simple canes).
It’s wonderful when large beads can be visually statement-making, but it’s not enjoyable when they are too heavy to wear comfortably. In this workshop, Kathleen will teach constructing and assembling large light-weight hollow beads in organic/geometric shapes, then covering them with polymer patterns using a variety of techniques. As in her other workshops, Kathleen will also discuss basic design principles as she leads students through inventing and making their own beads.