Date: Sep 12 - 13, 2015
Time: September 12 & 13th 10am - 5pm
Location: Carousel Theater, 1411 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
Learning / Symposia / Residency
Vancouver Coast & Mts
Craft Council of BC is pleased to present polymer and mixed media jeweler 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.
First, you will learn to create your own palette of colored and textured claybodies.
Then you’ll use these colors to fabricate your own unique array of individual patterned polymer elements. Next, you’ll apply your polymer elements to various flat and shaped objects. Tory will show you a range of objects that she patterns with Mokume Gane: artists’ books, wall art, mobiles, brooches, vessels, sculptures, necklaces boxes, and more. She’ll offer ideas and inspire ways you can use polymer clays to develop what interests you most. You’ll leave with a solid grasp of how polymer clays can carry your aesthetic further!
Tory Hughes is an internationally known jeweler and sculptor whose work is in permanent collections of major museums. She is recognized for over thirty years of innovative approaches to polymer clays and mixed media. She has taught hundreds of popular workshops and retreats across the US, Canada, Australia and France. Additionally she’s the author of two books and fifteen instructional videos. She is driven by helping others find their own creative voice, by inspiring others with their unique personal approach to whatever creative activity.