This weekend's DivaDea polymer clay workshop was at St. John's Coffee Cafe in Camp Hill, PA. We made bud vases.
We started out by making canes - a spiral (or jellyroll) and/or a lacework cane. Both are fairly simple canework processes. While our canes "chilled out" we sculpted vessels out of "junk clay" (the ends and mess-ups and extra clay that I accumulate as I work). Then we sliced the canes and applied the slices carefully to our vessels.
The finished products got taken home by the students for baking.
This bud vase turned out great. The back is flat, so magnets can be added and it can hang on the fridge.
This student opted for a stand-alone pot instead of a hanging bud vase. I love the way she placed her lace canework to make the vessel look a bit like stone walls.
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