Thursday, May 7, 2009

Morrisburg, Day 2 and 3

Georgia Ferrell, aka Iggy, treated us to Fanciful Fabric and Other Stuff.
Georgia encouraged us to play with liquid clay and a variety of materials including yarns, thin fabrics, ribbons, sparkles and, essentially, anything we can think of.

Wendy Orlowski made a New Year's resolution to use up some of her stash before buying anything new, and as a result, came up with a class called Resolution Steampunk. We were told to raid our tool boxes and garages and to take apart obsolete items in order to find parts appropriate to the Steampunk trend. The results were spectacular.

In addition to workshops, there were a variety of swaps. Everyone was encouraged to clean out their studios and bring unwanted items for the "Table of Junque." It looked like Filene's Basement as we elbowed each other aside to find the good stuff. We also swapped canes and beads.

The queen of miniatures, Jacey Culham, showed us how to create a picnic of miniature hamburgers, hot dogs, fries and donuts. Yum. Then there is poutine - yuck - the Canadian dish consisting of fries, cheese curds and gravy.

Last year's mystery project was so much fun that we did it again. On the first day we were each given a small square of paper with a fragment of a photo on it. Our job was to duplicate the image in clay, matching colors and size. Then on Saturday night, we each stuck our square onto a larger canvas.

Margi Laurin supervised the project.

And we produced this masterpiece.


  1. Great job on reporting the gathering. And glad to see you back in bloggertown

  2. That all looks like so much fun!

  3. Hi, everybody! My interest in polymer is an year, but it is my hobbi and the time to develop skills and work on projects is never enough, but I like to look what is going arround! Eventhough an ocean far away...Your gatherings are so nice and the thinks you do, too! Congretulations! And good look!

  4. la polymere est une passion sans fin, chaque jour je découvre ses possibilites avec enchantement , merci pour ce nouvel essai