Friday, August 30, 2013

Clay Carnival, Part 2

Donna Kato's method for making big cabochons with precision lines was very enlightening and the technique will be useful for lots of designs:

and Meisha Barbee's class on mica shift caning was fun.  Everybody made lovely pieces:

Finally, Donna and Leslie Blackford collaborated on a class involving inclusions and carving.  Again, while the instruction was excellent, carving is a technique I'm not likely to use very often.  It takes a lot of practice to do it well.  My minimalist attempt:

All in all, it was a terrific retreat.  Good classes, nice people, and an interesting environment.  Now if that darned slot machine had just paid off.....

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