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Plaster preparation

After getting the bales into the walls we’ve been busy preparing them for plastering.

This involves trimming them with a weed whacker which removes the loose straw on the outside making a better surface for the plaster to adhere to. 183 more words

Grass & rabbit - work in progress

Though I was doing this piece of grass with the help of a clay gun, it still took me an eternity to create it. No rabbits were harmed during the process.

Grass. Rabbit. Gun.


The Stuff of the Earth

This past week, Silver City hosted its annual CLAY Festival, which is a weeklong celebration filled with workshops, exhibitions, receptions, youth activities, tours, demonstrations, a mud pie contest, a poker fundraiser (did you know that poker chips were originally made out of clay?), and a street party. 445 more words

Ashes For Beauty

 After a school year spent sitting in other people’s chairs, I was eager to have a chair of my own as school started this fall.  After a roller coaster where I thought I had a job and then I realized I did not, now I am back sitting in someone else’s chair again in an interim position next door to a classroom I thought might be where I’d spend years.  696 more words

General Thoughts

How to Make Spring Rose Polymer Clay Hair clips

I usually don’t wear items on my hair, but I’ve been seeing lovely pastel colored hair pieces and I decided to make something I could potentially wear. 279 more words

How To

Eric's Work

Eric is one of our regular students and he has improving and is developing his own style. Here it is latest work, the round house of St Fagans.