Oops! Sorry!!


This site doesn't support Internet Explorer. Please use a modern browser like Chrome, Firefox or Edge.

Calendar & Events

SARAH SHRIVER

"Fanciful Mobiles & 3-D Hollow Forms"
Workshop

June 3, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
June 5, 2022
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Meet Sarah Shriver, our instructor for the June workshop...


"I have been working in polymer clay for over 30 years. Until recently my work has revolved around creating intricate Mille Fiori canes for beads and jewelry. However, since last year, when the fires came again to Northern California, I felt compelled to make a shift in my work.  That shift has moved me toward work that feels lighter and more optimistic. The new forms and methods have resulted in a series of mobiles and hollow forms that feel playful and modern. It is a new exploration in form and one that seems to have endless potential."




Light and airy, these mobiles move with just a breath. The trick is in the balance - it’s fun and easy to achieve.


We’ll construct playful shapes from stainless steel wire and stretch various polymer color blends and simple cane patterns over them to create the individual elements. By using a simple system based on balance points, we’ll connect all the elements to make these uplifting mobiles! 


We’ll then use some of the same techniques on a smaller scale, to make hollow pieces that are featherweight and ideal for jewelry.


In this class we will:

*Explore making 2 and 3 dimensional wire forms to be covered with a thin sheet of polymer. 


*Construct a simple cane from one or two skinner blends. Students will use this cane and/or old canes, and/or translucent Cernit to stretch onto wire forms.


* Explore ways to alter the pieces, inviting students to figure out ways to make them personal.


*Construct a hanging mobile from about 7 - 10 of these pieces.


*Make smaller 3D hollow forms that can be used for jewelry. 


We’ll be using stainless steel, brass and/or copper wire to make shapes, and stainless steel, or bronze wire to construct the mobiles. I will demonstrate some simple mini torch techniques and also ways to connect the wires without a solder joint.


Cost for workshop is: 
Guild Members -
$175 total 

(must be a member as of 3/1/22 to get this discounted price) 

Pay $50 Non-Refundable Deposit
Payment due by April 1, 2022
Pay Balance of $125 for Workshop
Payment due by May 1, 2022

If you'd like to just pay in full one time, then click the link below...

Pay in Full $175 for Workshop
Payment due by April 1, 2022



Thank you to everyone who has expressed interest and registered.  We are at compacity.  You may email kansascitypolymerclay @gmail.com to get on our waitlist.  Should we have a cancelation, we will notify you on a first come, first served basis.


Pay in Full $230 for Workshop

Month-At-A-Glance

March

Monthly meeting, March 12th, 11:00-1:00 CST  via Zoom

Demo: Marlene Gremillion will teach making texture rollers.

April

Monthly meeting, April 9th, 11:00-1:00 CST  via Zoom

Demo: Peggy Bellm is making vases.

May

Monthly meeting, May 14th, 10:00-1:00 CST 

Johnson County Central Resource Library

9875 W 87th Steet, Overland Park , KS 66212


June

Monthly meeting, June 11th, No meeting after Sarah Shirver's Workshop


July

Monthly meeting, July 9th, 11:00-1:00 CST

via Zoom.  Syndee Holt will join us and share  new items from Polyform.

August

Monthly meeting, August 13th, 11:00-1:00 CST via Zoom.  Robin Young will give our demo.

September

Monthly meeting, September 10th, 11:00-1:00 CST

October

Monthly meeting, October 8th, 11:00-1:00 CST



November

Monthly meeting, November 12th, 11:00-1:00 CST

December

Monthly meeting, December 10th, 11:00-1:00 CST

KCPCG Workshops We've Had in Past Years