Polymer Clay: Making Molds, Studs, and Pendants
Instructor: Lindsay Locatelli
Sep 18, 19, 20, 21 • 9:00 AM-4:00 PM Media: Metal, Clay
Skill Level: All LevelsTuition: Members: $ 450.00 / Non-Members: $ 490.00
Plus materials fee.
Polymer clay is an incredibly versatile medium that is safe and easy to work with. Discover its applications within jewelry making and learn the basics of how to work with polymer clay, including techniques in creating texture, simple mold making, adding wet clay onto cured clay, and finishing with color.
Lindsay will begin the workshop with a brief presentation on the art of polymer clay to illustrate the wide range of possibilities inherent in the medium. She will introduce two-part molds, as you begin to make and recreate a series of stud earrings, followed by hand building and carving techniques to create a pendant. Experiment with adding texture, paint, and gold or silver leafing to the surfaces of your pieces. Open to all levels.
Lindsay Locatelli began as a Graphic Design major at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Amid her years as a student, she shifted from designing within 2D spaces to constructing her ideas into semi-functional objects, and subsequently switched her major to Furniture Design. After earning her BFA, she lived in three cities within the state of New Mexico; drawing inspiration from the region's bold landscapes, surrounding bright colors, and unique flora and fauna. Soon after returning to Minnesota, Lindsay began making wearable pieces by using what she had laying around. Her practice grew from a handful of tools in a storage room to her very own, fully-equipped studio. Today, her work continues to combine landscapes and natural curiosities - creating wearable objects of nostalgia and whimsy.
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