Monday, February 2, 2009
Valentine's Workshop... so fun
this past Sunday we held our first workshop. people made pendants, key chains, earrings and cuff links for themselves and their loved ones. Shannah gave a thorough demonstration on how the casting process works, from mold making to polishing. next, we reviewed the guidelines for making their design (1 design, 2 pewter castings and .5 ounces of clay), then our students got to work. everyone did a great job! it took some people a couple of tries to decide exactly what they wanted to make. that's the beauty of clay...you can squish it up and start again. everyone soon realized it was easy once they stopped thinking too hard and just started making and creating! the students truly had a great time and i was amazed with the innovation of their designs. be sure to check back in about a week for pictures of the finished products.