The claydies (+ one gentleman) were divided into 3 groups. Each group meet with a different teacher on class days. I was in Group C, and my first class was with my favorite clay lady ... Christi Freisen. I have been lucky enough to take numerous classes from her and she has never failed to entertain while instructing. We had several people new to clay in our group, so it was great that they started their intro into the polymer world with someone who makes learning so easy.
The first time I met her was on the 2009 Polymer cruise. I was having so much fun, that I hardly wanted to leave the classroom to go into port. Lord Opuson talked me into it one morning, but it was sooo hot and humid, that we quickly went back the ship. I went back to the classroom and my hubbie got bored without me. Christi was in the classroom too and she actually talked my husband into trying his hand at clay sculpt. First time out, he made a dolphin! So impressive, as my hubby is NOT physically artistic ... he can use words like a paint brush when he writes, but give him a real paint brush, and all the paint will end up on him, the walls, the floors ... anywhere but the canvas.
I ramble, but the gist of what I am saying, is that if you want to learn clay and be successful the first time out ... take a class from Christi Freisen.
|Love this technigue for making jelly fish|
|Christi's instructions for Octopi are sooo good, I made this|
cutie first tme out
As I alluded to in previous posts, the ship was chocked full of art work. I must have taken hundreds of pictures. Ispiration everywhere! Doesn't this piece look like it was created from extruder cane?