Friday, May 8, 2015

Craftcast here I go...

A quick note to all - I am doing a webinar on tomorrow at Noon, EDT.  It's been an interesting  journey and we'll see the results and listen to me talk over my videos, while I nervously clutch my cup of coffee.  Good thing you won't be able to see that part.  (Note to self, place cup of coffee where it can't accidently be spilled by hands that are shaking.....)

The  project is called 'Elusory Leaves', a necklace that began innocently enough, but could become an obsession as I can see many ways to continue to explore this idea.  I think the look of the first piece grew out of my longing to express in polymer the kinds of forms I was beginning to work with in glass, glowing and translucent, inspired by the many strange forms found in nature: the kinds of forms and decoration in this world that just make you catch your breath and  really know that truth is stranger than fiction!

I'm very happy that Alison Lee has given me this opportunity to delve a little deeper into an idea that I've had on the back burner for at least a couple of years.  The act of making videos to explain the way you work has a way of making you focus, and simultaneously wish that you had the time to explore the many riffs that occur to you while you make the piece.  ALL you can do is write them down and wait....

Just a couple of details here, I'll be explaining tomorrow.

If you think you'd be interested, join us at and learn how I made it, see where I might be going with this! You can find the link to the class here.  If you can't make it tomorrow, you can buy it and view it later, when you have the time.

Huge thanks to Cynthia Tinapple for featuring me on her blog today.  It was lovely to wake up can see it here over the weekend!

Wish me luck!


lily of the valley said...

Dear Claire,
Just wanted to thank you for your brilliant class! I have started with white and black clay whilst waiting for pardo and making lots of nuts and seeds. My PanPastels arrived in the mail yesterday, a whole set, and I think you are the one person in the world who can understand the true significance of this :-) Thank you so much Claire and I cannot highly enough recommend your Craftcast class. For anyone reading this - it even comes with bonus videos!!!

Claire Maunsell said...

Oh my gosh yes! I certainly can understand! Enjoy and enjoy some more...I am so glad you enjoyed the videos! All the best, Claire