Sunday, 2 January 2011

Start as you mean to go on in 2011

A fresh Start for 2011
with great plans for several events during the year.
Visits from 3 metal clay masters to Craftworx studio, Donna Penoyer, Julia Rai and a Mistery master still to be announced. The calf house studio gang are planning a join summer school event for August
and I'll be heading off to Chicago once again to attend the conference, well someone has to keep there finger on the pulse, I'll keep you all posted one way or another, with more details
All the best to you all for a great new year

Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Looking ahead

Well what a busy time I have had this summer,
Planning for the Art Clay conference took up a huge chuck of time but it's all over now and I for one loved it, it was a great success.
I had visiting tutors and artist to teach at Craft worx studio Hattie Sanderson who delivered two fantastic workshop. shortly followed by Hadar Jacobson, who showed us her unique range of clays and designs, another three days went by so quickly.

The trip to Purdue to the PMC conference was a fantastic time, I caught up with my Great American friends, I achieved level two certification In PMC, so I can now offer independent advise on Metal clay.

I have submitted my level one masters registry pieces, and managed to get into Holly Gages Calendar of 2011.

With Lot's more exciting things planned for 2011, my busy time hasn't ended yet.

Happy claying

Thursday, 13 May 2010

Art Clay conference 2010

Well I have been very busy making preparations for this years Art Clay conference
A trip back to York Universtity Yesterday, to put the final details in place
It's shaping up to be an exciting weekend of new techniques and workshops
japanese master classes, competitions with some fabulous prizes.
come and met, chat and have fun with load of metal heads at the conference
Save the date in your dairy 16th - 19th September
booking details will be published soon on the guild website
Hope you make it

Tuesday, 4 May 2010

Hadar does it again

In my last blog I mentioned Hadar's bronze, copper white bronze and steel clay
AS I was speaking to her last night, making final preparations for her visit here for her workshops
she also mentioned that she is developing pearl grey steel. I have no idea what this looks like, But I'm really looking forward to the workshop.

Friday, 2 April 2010


For anyone that's ever been on one of my workshops, You will know that I talk about the rapid growth of metal clay, and that hardly a week goes by without finding out something new, be it a technique, a tool, and I am having trouble keeping up with the new products on the market.
Silver clay, Gold clay, Bronze clay now has three different brand, Copper clay also in three different brands. From our trip to Japan I was lucky to bring home some new Art Clay lite, This is not yet available to buy in the UK. but I'm ready for it's launch.
Now Glass Clay, not as new as you might think, but certainly something that's causing an interest

Watch this space as I bring you my findings on all these latest products

Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Hattie Sanderson

Craftworx studio is proud to host Metal Clay, Master Class Summer School 2010
Hattie is a world leading metal clay artist and tutor; she will be delivering two workshops one on the 5th June - Lidded Vessel and beautiful hollow form with fitted stopper lid
Then the 6th June is Hattie’s very popular spinner ring. These sunning rings will leave you amazed at the construction methods, Hattie's unique teaching style is generous in information sharing if you are and advancing enthusiast or practising instructor on the masters Registry programme you won't want to miss this amazing opportunity. For further details log on to click the link to master classes

Tuesday, 9 March 2010

Amougst the jet lag with emotional highs and low, What am amazing busy week we have had, every minute of everyday was jam packed. with bearly anytime to stop and reflect on it all. now back home I'm still digesting the whole experience, the factory tour to view the reclimation process of the silver was facinating, our two days working with Royota in the workshops was inspiring, learning new techniques and projects, with a little time for sight seeing to expeirence the culture of Japan it has been brilliant. Life is full of treasures just like this