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Cane mapping furniture.

I spent most of  last week turning Skinner blend plugs into canes for this cane mapped table.

I spent all week this week applying those canes and others from my cane stash to this table.

I extruded black edging and applied it to both the top and the bottom.

I bake in a full size kitchen oven  but I still have to bake in sections and then glue them together right on the table surface.

Now that the northern visitors are leaving to spend the summer in their northern homes, I’ll begin filming workshops again for my online school.

First I’ll be adding a workshop that will help you build you cane inventory so when you’re ready to sit down and do a project you’ll have canes to choose from. In the table project here I made several large canes but I filled in with leaves, smaill flowers, extrusions and just plain ol’ dots from canes in my inventory. This workshop will give you guideline to create your own designs and lots of actually canes to make.

Then I’d like to add the furniture/large wall piece workshop. Tricks and tips to create large pieces will have you filling your home with your masterpieces will be key in this course.

So stay tuned.

 

New Jewelry for Sale

Alice Stroppel

Graphic earrings.

Alice Stroppel

Cane mapped fish pendants

Alice Stroppel

Cane mapped pendants using forms made from

Helen Breil’s book Shapes

I’ve been working on a few new pieces for the Studio.

 I’ll also be taking quite a few things to sell at Sandy Camp next week. Sandy Camp is  annual retreat by the San Diego Polymer Clay Guild and I’m trilled to be teaching a Master Class at the opening of the retreat. Then I get to let my hair down and enjoy the rest of the event.

I’m also prepping for a workshop on Saturday at the Studio. Building a cane inventory is what we will be working on so we can move on to classes  for cane mapping. All fun!