Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Ok apparently I can't do any better.  March 26th then August 11th and that was it for the year?  I am so sorry to keep y'all hanging.  So in addition to my yearly new year's resolution diet I vow to post more regularly in 2014.  Let's hope that last longer than my diet usually does. 
So what's been happening?  My "delft" class in Vegas went great.  I think Clay Carnival is going to be in August again next year. Donna has some teachers coming from Europe to show us what's happening over there.  I hope to be there as a student again.  I believe I "misplaced" some money and I have to go and get it back. (If I knew how to insert one of those smiley face guys I would!)
While I was in Vegas I able to take Diane Keeler's doll head class when I wasn't teaching.  I had a great time.  My head didn't even look like Benjamin Button.  I have been telling myself that I need to do another one.  My face has what I call a lobotomy scare across her head.  She had gotten a little dirty and when I added some more clay to her forehead there developed a line.  Oh well, as I tell my students the class is just a journey.  The end doesn't come right away.  I will try to get some photos of my head added to this post.
right now I have to tell you about an upcoming teaching gig that I have outside of Tampa, Fl.  That's right sunny, temperatures in the seventies, Florida.  I will be down at McKilliams studios on Jan 11 and 12.  I will be teaching my "Cathedral Window Framing Class".  Come join me!  If the temperature and Me isn't enough, Alice Stroppel will be teaching a class on Friday Jan 10.  She is teaching her pen and ink on polymer class.  She swears you don't have to be able to draw......We'll see.  If you want to know more about either class contact Contact Sammie Williams at

Here are some examples of what you might create in my class.  We will spend one day creating canes for our pendants.  I will teach how to reduce your canes down to "micro-cane" size.  I will give tips on reducing, combining canes, slicing and construction.  The second day we will create the frames and put them all together for your pendant. What a great way to start 2014.  Hope to see you there! 


  1. The class sounds great! Sunny Florida sounds great! Hanging out with you, and Alice too, would be lovely. However, that's my monthly soup and studio day here in Minnesota, and I might appear uncaring and even cowardly at leaving my friends soupless in our -16 degree temperatures and flying south. In the name of soup and loyalty, I must regretfully decline your most tempting invitation. Sigh.

  2. Looking forward to WHATEVER you choose to share here, Julie!

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