Lynn Yuhr — Exploring Liquid Clay — from ‘Start to Finish’–April 21-23, 2023

Liquid polymer clay is just that, a liquid form of the solid polymer clay that you know and love. There are a wide variety of surface techniques that you can do with liquid clay when using it in conjunction with solid polymer clay. It could be a subtle use like adding a worn patina, backfilling or finishing edges to more interesting applications such as stenciling, mark making , abstract painting and sgraffito techniques. Lynn Yuhr will share her knowledge, gained from years of experimenting, in our class from April 21st to the 23rd, 2023. Class runs from 10 to 5 each day and costs $390.

The first two days of this class will explore the many techniques Lynn has discovered using liquid clays. She will go over basics such as mixing colors. We’ll compare using liquid clay on raw versus baked clay, and explore tools for application. We’ll explore some of the super powers of liquid clay that make it so unique, The techniques will include creating backgrounds, using stencils and masks. We’ll explore mark making and playing with sgraffito . In the process we will create veneers and samples which will get some special love on the third day.

The last day we will spend assembling veneers and components to create a sampling of earrings, a pendant and a brooch. To make things even more interesting , we will explore incorporating wire into our designs, using cold connections. Wire can be functional like forming a bail or it can decorative to extend the design…….or both! We will cover simple finishing techniques, embedding commercial findings, creating our own findings and wire embellishments.

When everything is said and done, you will have a new weapon in your arsenal, and be able to expand the look of your work with a fun new twist.

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