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Brisbane Workshops 2018

I’m lucky enough to be heading back to sunny Brisbane, Queensland again this year and thought I would share a few of the things I’ve been playing around with while creating samples and workshop content for these workshops. Coming up with workshop ideas from scratch can be a little tricky but it’s something I absolutely…

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Experimenting with Ironlak Alcohol Inks, Mylar and Polymer Clay

Hi all, I’ve been experimenting with alcohol ink again – yay!!!  It’s actually been a really busy time personally with not much studio time which has sent me a little crazy I must admit.  So yesterday I decided to clean away everything on my table which meant packing up the Ironlak Alcohol Inks and I…

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International Polymer Clay Awards 2017: To Boldly Go

As a bit of a personal challenge this year, I decided to enter a few Art Prizes and of course, the IPCA Art Awards were high on my list.  I had already been working with some beautiful crab claws my son had given me (and other oceany bits) so continued working in this theme and…

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Polymer Clay and Alcohol Ink Explorations

I’m so in love with alcohol ink – they are exciting and vibrant and can do sooooooo much. The last few weeks have been a whirlwind of explorations and experiments as I’ve continued working with alcohol inks and polymer clay.  I’ve been playing with all sorts of things and have been pushing the medium to…

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Crackle Shards and Crackle Pot

This week in the studio I’ve been playing with some pretty cool stuff, crackle shards and a crackle pot (amongst many other things mind you). I always love those “what if” moments and have often talked about them.  This week was full of surprises and “what if” moments and I have to say, I think…

Luscious Kato Liquid Clay Pendants and Finished BOHO Inspired Necklaces

For the last 3 days I’ve been in the studio…no housework, no washing, no cooking, no visitors, no phonecalls, no driving…nothing but playing in the studio.  I don’t normally get this good a run but….hubby is away – woohoo!!  ohh I mean – gee I miss him! hahaha  Actually I do miss him but I…

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Bohemian Inspired Polymer Clay Leaves and Earrings

I watched a movie just recently called Plastic Ocean and I have to say, it had a huge impact on me.  I won’t go into all the details but let’s just say my attitude towards what I create and how much I create has changed incredibly.  Rather than create a pile of things which will…

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Sorting the Studio and New Pendants

I recently had a massive cleanout in the studio and sorted everything.  It all got rearranged and labelled (yes I’m obsessive) and dusted and wiped…you get the picture…huge cleanout.  Well I found all sorts of goodies in boxes and bags and hidden in cupboards – hmmm way too much.  I decided to get it out,…

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