23 September 2013

Dunkleys Great NZ Craft Show at North Shore Events Centre, Auckland, 18-20 October 2013

Visit my stand at the show to see a wide range of work created with polymer clay. Please ask me anything you want to know about polymer clay and, if you have never tried it before, have a go at the 'Discover Polymer Clay' workshops running each day at 11am (see post below for more info).

18 September 2013

Taster Workshops at Dunkleys Show

 It is now exactly one month until the Dunkleys Great NZ Craft Show.

SHOW SPECIAL: Discover Polymer Clay - only $7 at Dunkleys Great NZ Craft Show, North Shore Events Centre from 11am - noon on each day:
Friday 18, Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 October 2013

"Squeeze, twist, shape & bake" + lots of ideas
This is your chance to have a go. Get some in your hands and squeeze the clay to condition it, twist the different colours to create a marbled effect, cut a shape from the rolled sheet and bake it to harden. You will take this away with you, along with many ideas for things you can easily make from polymer clay, and hopefully the desire to do more.
Polymer clay comes in a vibrant array of colours; easily cut, shaped or moulded into flat or 3D pieces with many fascinating ways to decorate and texture the surface. Hardened by baking at oven temperatures (no kiln required), it is so easy to use at home for all sorts of hobbies and creative uses.
To book ring Claire on 021 0297 7697 or email claire@clairefairweather.co.nz

15 September 2013

Kaleidoscope Cane Jewellery Workshop

Random Kaleidoscope canes made by the students

Jewellery made from the Kaleidoscope canes

01 September 2013

Extruded Light


I am really pleased with my second attempt (the first one slumped and is in the bin) at creating a large LED candle lit light. It is made from extruded translucent polymer clay. I used most of an 8oz pack of clay and wound the extruded string around a spherical glass bowl. The LED candle that is placed inside, changes through seven different colours and turns this translucent polymer clay creation into something magical. I need to try and take a video of it to show the changing colours.
This light will be one of the features on my stand at the Dunkleys Great NZ Craft Show, 18-20 October 2013 at the North Shore Events Centre, Auckland.