Monday, July 24, 2006

Funky fun

Saturday and Sunday I attended Jerry Bennett’s Paperclay workshop at the Southwest School of Art and Craft. It was an interesting experience for me: new clay; handbuilding; and funky styles! But I enjoyed all of it. The paper clay was so easy to work with and lent itself to lots of fooling around because it is so user friendly. But I don’t know that I will do much with it. It is something of a commitment to mix it up in large quantities and it does not keep well for long periods of time. So it would need to be something I would want to focus a lot time and attention on to make it worth the effort. But it was interesting and fun. I might make up a batch and see if Lauren and Conrad would enjoy working with it. They would have a lot more success with the paperclay for handbuilding--which they enjoy more than working on the working the wheel.

1 comment:

Cathy B said...

Hiya! I'm Cathy Brillson - and in real life I'm the head of PR at the Southwest School, but in my "other" life I'm a bit of a techno-geek and am always poking around the internet. So what fun it was finding your blog!

I've been talking with Paula Owen (SSAC president) about blogs -- I SO much want to do one for the school but just have no time (and I know I'd get REALLY into it and spend time that should be devoted to doing my "real" work...)

But I'd love to talk with you about your experience -- can I buy you lunch at the Copper Kitchen next time you are at SSAC? Or, would you want to meet somewhere else? Let me know. You know the number -- please call me!!!! Cathy B.