I will provide all the tools and enough clay for the class (about two blocks). If you want more clay you can buy Fimo Soft clay from me for $3.00 a block or I can point you to places that sell pc clay.
We will out with basic millefiori or mokumegane techniques. Even something simple can look quit difficult. Secrets will be revealed. Beads and veneers will be made.
While your beads cook we will prepare clay for additional work and I will help with individual projects.
If you fall in love with the medium I can sell you some of the supplies or direct you to where they are sold.
Classes will be held at
The bright green building
884 East Georgia Street (near the corner of Georgia and Campbell.)
The classes are $75 each including supplies. ($125 for two consecutive classes) Each class will have a maximum of 6 and a minimum of 3.
Payment can be made by visa, PayPal, or cheque. A $25 advance in necessary to hold a place in the class for you. Some notes will be available at the class.
Please contact me directly at:
email - tayler(at)intergate.ca
Phone - (604)253-4949
Saturday and Sunday Classes
Basic Millefiori - 9:00 to 12:00 - Jan. 18 or 19, Feb.15th of 16th, Mar. 15 or 16th
Basic Mokumegane -1:00 – 4:00 - Jan. 18 or 19, Feb.15 or 16, Mar. 15 or 16
Basic Buttons - Press Molds - 9:00 – 12:00 - Jan. 25or 26 Feb. 22 or 23
Basic Buttons - Milliriori & Booked - 1:00 – 4:00
Jan. 25 or 26 Feb. 22 or 23
Millefiori – Millefiori takes its name from a Venetian glass technique. Millefiori means thousand flowers in Italian. I will show you how something that looks complicated can really be quite simple.
Mokumegane – Mokumegane is Japanese for wood grain metal. It refers to a oriental metal working technique.
The Button Basics - This class is for knitters and sewers who would like to add that finishing touch to their work by making their own buttons. It is best to have taken one of my basic classes or have some experience with polymer clay before taking this class.
Press molds and Textures - You will make press molds from your favourite buttons, jewelry or natural object and use these molds to make your exclusive buttons. Metal button backs will be provided. We will also begin to make texture sheet that can have a variety of uses.
Millefiori and Booked buttons - You will review millifiori techniques and make a variety of nearly identical buttons. Booked buttons are all different but use the same colourway.