Thursday, March 5, 2009

Come Play With Me!!!

Aw, c'mon. We'll have so much fun. Where else but the PMC Connection Retreat at Arrowmont could you have a week long play date with metal clay! No lectures, no exercise (unless it's self imposed), no one but fabulous teachers telling you what to do. And all in a beautiful getaway camp in the Smokey Mountains of Tennesee. I'll be teaching Little Altars on Monday, April 27 and Technique Sampler Bead on the 28th.

For Little Altars we'll be making an open box form using draping and dry construction techniques.  After it's fired and finished, we'll complete the pendant by setting beads, organic material or found objects in UV resin to tell a personal story. 

The Technique Sampler Bead was designed to give you a really good overview of the wonders of found textures - things you might not have considered using when designing with metal clay, along with the opportunity to learn to set fire in place gems 6 different ways.  Later we'll join our sample tiles together with heavy jump rings to form a unique box pendant.

You can also take the opportunity to become certified, have meals with some of the stars of the metal clay world and just hang out with like minded people for a day or two or the whole week. Hope to meet some of you there.  Be sure to introduce yourselves to me!


Moda di Magno said...

Very exciting Lora!

My prediction: Best camp ever!

Anonymous said...

This is such a terrific site! I enjoy getting it each & every time...and what you are doing sounds like SO much fun...TN is very close to VA - consider a side trip to pay a visit?????