The other person we met recently is my new friend, Denyse Pyke, who is a fused glass artist. She came across our work at Katja's Quilt Shoppe and contacted me right away. She has had an interest in polymer clay for a while now and wanted to learn so asked if I could teach her. We spent a fun day together where I gave her some basic instruction on working with clay such as conditioning, basic color mixing, baking, sanding, etc. We made some skinner blends and then used them to create several jelly roll canes.
Denyse then covered a few tools and made some beads with those canes. These are a few of the items she made and for someone who never even touched polymer clay before, I was quite impressed as to how quick she could pick it up. I especially love the set of earring beads she made. She is talented in other things such as quilting but also creates beautiful fused glass jewelry pieces. She made the beads below in a color blend to add to a wind chime she was making with her fused glass.
When Denyse went home she showed her daughter, Shawna, what she had made and they played with the clay a little more. The two of them came over a few days later and we all played with making some extruder canes which I forgot to photograph so will have to share them with you later.
I am so happy to not only make a new friend, but one that I can also enjoy claying with!