01 October 2020

Letter from the Editor: October 2020

It's becoming an annual tradition for pcPolyzine to attend the Tallahassee Polymer Clay and Art Guild's Clay-bor Day retreat!

However, since we're continuing to social distance, the Guild decided to move forward with their Clay-bor Day retreatin a virtual setting. 

The two-day event was filled with tutorials from guest teachers, a scavenger hunt, and plenty of open workroom time.

On Saturday, Amy Sutryn taught the group how to make beautiful 3D and Raindrop Canes. Later that day, Kelly Russell demonstrated how to make your own liquid mica clay and a great way to make tube beads using that liquid clay. Then on Sunday, Jana Roberts Benzon shared her technique for making polymer clay paper blossoms and Randee Ketzel demonstrated how to make faux cinnabar items out of polymer clay.

And, as with many retreats, we had a design challenge swapcreate inchies! These one inch tiles were designed by each artist as a reminder of the event and each one comes with a personalized touch. No two artists create inchies the same! Participants were asked to incorporate a metallic clay, a solid color clay, and translucent clay. 

Even though we weren't in the same physical room, the weekend allowed time to make new clay friends, catch up with old friends, learn some new techniques, and play with clay!

Thank you to the Tallahassee Polymer Clay and Art Guild for hosting a wonderful virtual Clay-bor Day retreat!

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