This six session class will be spent making BEADS in CLAY – from textured tubes to reticulated rounds to fabulous plaquettes – all of which finish up as wearable ART! Examples of finished projects will be available to help you decide whether to create components for earrings, bracelets or neck wear. Our last two classes will be devoted to transforming your clay beads into these project goals using basic stringing and wire wrapping techniques. The only tools required are a pair of flush wire cutters and a set of round, flat & chain nose jewelry pliers. Wire and stringing supplies will be available for purchase from the instructor if you don’t have jewelry making findings or accents beads to bring from home.
About the Artist:
Barbara Hanselman began her adventure in clay some 20 years ago and is recognized for her clay hand building techniques, ceramic rattles and hand formed beads. Her work in clay has been acknowledged with National awards as well as published in Lark Books and her clay bead tutorials have appeared in several beading publications. Barbara operate an Etsy shop which offers her line of Intaglio flexible rubber stamp mats, ceramic pots and clay jewelry components. She shows at area fine craft galleries and also offers classes/workshops on all her clay skills through several art centers.