Infinite Coloured Patterning Techniques:
Mokume Gane in Polymer Clays
Craft Council of BC is pleased to present polymer and mixed media jeweller and sculptor Tory Hughes who will be offering a technique workshop for Artists across all disciplines. Tory’s goal for this workshop is to show you how your current aesthetic might be expanded by adding polymer clays to your materials!
Workshop: Saturday, Sept 12 and Sunday, Sept 13, 2015 | 10am-5pm
Carousel Theater, 1411 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Space limited to 10 participants. Workshop Fee $180.
This two day workshop will introduce you to Polymer clays, an exceptionally versatile and responsive media that can be used in 2-D and 3-D artwork. You control the color, texture, shape, translucency, patterning and more, and can use it to create free-standing forms as well as apply it to other media and surfaces. In this fast-paced workshop, you’ll learn about polymer clays (we’ll use Fimo Professional) via “Mokume Gane”, an ancient Japanese metalworking technique adapted for polymer to its great advantage.
Leave with 5 colourful finished one-of-a-kind projects:
A little blank book A pendant and pair of earrings
A small box A playful lidded box
A colourful patterned brooch
Register online here or call Crafthouse at 605.687.7270
Textile Intersections: Sustainability and Technology
In celebration of Craft Year 2015 the Vancouver Guild of Fibre Art presents a conference looking to the land, re-using materials and adapting technologies to serve the innovative and creative spirit is what working in textiles has always represented.
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When: September 26 and 27, 2015
Where: Granville Island Hotel, Granville Island, Vancouver, BC
Declare yourself a Citizen of Craft!
By creating a profile on the Citizens of Craft website, individual professional craf artists, as well as galleries, guilds and other organizations dedicated to craft, will be part of a mass online showcase of Canadian craft.
The site goes live in September, so go to www.citizensofcraft.ca/create-profile to get started now!
Click here for application instructions.
Thursday, August 20, 2015 ― Thursday, October 01, 2015
Exhibition runs Aug 20th, 2015 – Oct 1st, 2015 Opening: Thursday, Aug 20th, 6-8 pm @ Craft Council of BC 1386 Cartwright Street, Granville Island A deep respect for all things nostalgic, weathered, rusted, vintage, and her rural northern upbringing, informs Butler’s clay sculptural and function work. This work explores the contradiction and juxtaposition inherent […]
Thursday, November 19, 2015 ― Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Bringing her incongruously coloured ‘Doodles’ of polymer and wire in from the natural settings they were first exhibited in, Gourley displays them in varying containers, exploring how the Doodles might be contorted, escape or may need to avoid containment.