After such a long build up to the Brisbane workshops, they were done and dusted before I even had time to breath – or so it seemed. It was fantastic to get to Brisbane again, for two reasons – one of course to see everyone again and play with clay, the other to catch up with my son and his partner.
We had 3 days of workshops and my philosophy when heading into any workshop is to fill the workshops with great content (at least I hope everyone thinks it’s great) and offer lots of variations and inspiration so students can then head off on their own tangents if they felt so desired.
Our workshops were alcohol ink based – the first two days using Ranger and Pinata and the third day using Ironlak. There are so many different ways of using alcohol inks with polymer clay and we explored just a few of them. We also considered different hanging options, design choices and of course there was crackle….lots and lots of crackle.
I must say a huge thanks to Suzie and Suzanne from 2Wards Polymer Clay here in Western Australia for donating the clay for these workshops and all their associated suppliers for their amazing donations. I also must thank Ironlak for their incredible donation of Ironlak alcohol inks (bottles, pump action pens and graphic pens). I simply love these products.
Also thanks to Gill for handling registrations for me and thanks to Trudy and Koa for looking after food and accommodation for the hoardes. It was 5 days of chaos and excitement. Lastly huge thanks to all the students, both day trippers and those who travelled distances to get to these workshops. You guys are what make it worthwhile and I can never say thank you enough.
Let’s now share some pics (thanks to Lisa and Deb for letting me share some of their pics too):
Our wonderful sponsors.
Our fantastic workshop space and local visitors.
Lots of luscious veneers all using alcohol ink.
And some gorgeous pieces created.
Huge thanks again to everyone involved in making this a memorable 5 days.