I’m delighted with the cane mapping that happened in Kansas City last month. On the first day we made lots of fun and easy canes to use in our cane mapped pieces the next day. You can always use old canes as well, but learning new ways to cane is always a plus.
The beautiful dragonfly above is by Heidi McCulough and was finished after class. It makes me very happy when people enjoy the workshop enough to want to continue working after class. In fact she got together with Pat Kuehn to finish her piece and Pat made her second piece, the fabulous beetle below.
Pat was my hostess and what a delight it was to stay in her beautiful home. Thank you Pat.
I know that Patti Soliman is planning to cane map a hippo in the near future. Be sure to send me a picture Patti.
Each and every one created some wonderful pieces and I hope they are as impressed with their work as I am.
But I’m missing several pictures from the group. If you have taken a picture of your piece, please send it to me or post it on our FB page and I’ll up date this post.
Donna Harryman’s butterfly is just wonderful. Donna was the coordinator for my workshop and I want to extend a special thank you to Donna and her committee, Anne M. Rowe, Linda Bowers and all the other guild members. Its a lot of work to put on an event like this and I’m grateful to have been asked to teach such a fun group.
Janie Clark finished two great pieces in class. She used some familiar canes in both of her butterflies. Stroppel Canes were part of our workshop of course. *g*
Some beautiful work by June Flannery Duckworth who is very new to caning.
Kim Koval Keane tackled the large butterfly and just wow and wow again.
Pat Kuehn came prepared with a pattern for the sugar skull… fabulous.
Liz is a woman after my heart. She didn’t want to make a ”thing”, she wanted to do a free form abstract. Cant wait to see where her imagination takes her next.
Patty Minton Welch’s butterfly is so soft and painterly, lovely.
Pat’s second piece is kinda nostalgic in a round about way, she had a VW beetle in the 70s.
We have that in common, my first car was a green VW beetle with a sun roof. In the 70s, I dinged the front fender and painted bright hippy flowers all over it and the hood. I know, crazy kid, but loving color and fun even then. Pat said her VW was bright orange, so see, so much in common. Oh and yes there is PC.
Patti Soliman made a vibrantly, delightful, colorful fish. And I have to say the thinnest piece there that day. Perfect for the frame.
Patricia Hill’s fish is charming, beauteous and as with all of the incredibly wonderful pieces from this workshop, colorful.
Colorful is probably an under statement for what I teach, can you tell I love it?
Thanks again to Kansas City Polymer Clay Guild for a great time and a great workshop.
A special place in my heart for Polyform’s generous spirit and Premo. Iris Weiss xo.
Next workshop away from Studio 215 will be in Sept. in St. Augustine with the First Coast Polymer Clay Guild. Canes on the first day and fun funky weed pots on day two. Can’t wait.
Oh and just a heads up, I’ll be teaching Weed Pots as a pre-workshop before next years Orlando Clay Fandango. Yes!