Sunday, February 24, 2013

Back From Horizons

Barb Alexander & Nancy Quinn

Clang Clang Clang All Aboard

I am sorry there was no blog post last weekend but I was enjoying myself at our Guild biennial retreat. Time seems to fly quickly at three day retreats such as this. Aside from our regular Guild members there were five from the Van Isle Guild and three from the Northwest Polymer Clay Guild south of the border in Seattle, Washington.

 A fun start to the weekend as we boarded the “Poly Trolly” for the forty minute ride to Deep Cove and our opening reception for Horizons.

Carolyn Good's Demo and Bargello Samples
  The great food and wine and a view of the all polymer art exhibit by members of the Vancouver Polyclayers and the Van Isle Guild helped top off the evening

Our Horizons instructors were Joan Tayler, who taught a version of the popular Japanese Inro. Ellen Kocher taught Manic Mokume and Carolyn Good taught her version of Bargello, giving us a choice of veneer to apply to our Inros. Olga Osnach taught a couple of face sculpture classes to apply to hand made art dolls and Jem Redlich taught a unique approach to die formed bowls. All this in three days so you can imagine we were kept busy but also had loads of fun and laughs.
At Olga's Demo
 So sad that the Horizons Retreat is over for another two years but now it is time to get to work on all those great techniques we have learned.

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