Classy Stuff!

I’ve updated my class listings page with several new metal and jewelry classes. I’m scheduling classes every month now at TinkerMill in Longmont, and I also do instruction for individuals, groups and events.  Many of the classes, like this new twisted wire...

Experimenting with Color

I’ve often referred to myself as a mad scientist with art supplies, and that certainly is true lately. For several years now I’ve been doing a series of experiments with color on metal using alcohol inks, chemical patinas, heat, and more. Now I’m...

Color on Metal

I’m getting ready for new classes for textiles, polymer clay, and metals in 2016. Right now I’m creating samples for the Color On Metals class, which will go over inks, chemical patinas, heat patinas, gilders paste, and more. I’ve got 6 techniques...

Happy 100!

This is the 100th post on the blog portion of the Polyclay Gallery. There are now 69 pages as well. In April 2007, I began this version of my website; transferring a large site done in FrontPage with html into a wordpress template and using their CMS (content...

New Color for Fall

The leaves are just starting to turn, but polymer clay and colored inks are providing the ongoing bursts of color happening at my house right now. Click the image to see all three in the slideshow. A new batch of etched brass beads looks like antique brocade and sari...