Have you ever wondered how to work with some of those polymer clays? How about how to make authentic looking finger joints on some of those miniature boxes you’ve seen on Pam and Pete Boorum’s table? Maybe you’ve wondered if you should switch to LED lights for your next project. Well, you might find the answers to some of your questions at the 35th Anniversary Guild Show’s Gathering of the Guild Friday night August
8th. Now, that doesn’t really sound like a great place to find answers, but you might not know that the Gathering is also known as Desserts and Demonstrations and 12 artists are getting ready to let you in on a few of their secrets.
Betsey Baker and Sue Veeder will be demonstrating how to work with Super Sculpey. Betsey uses it to sculpt the wonderful dolls’ heads that give her creations such personality and
Sue will demonstrate how her cats come to life with that polymer clay.
Tim Kraft, lighting master extraordinaire, will demonstrate LED lighting techniques, warm versus cool lighting and what effects that can have on a miniature scene.
Jane Graber will be demonstrating how she decorates the fine
stone and redware she makes preparatory to firing. Slip-trailing, painting and sgraffito are all used at various times and for various effects.
Jim Pounder’s exquisite sculptures are done with the lost wax casting process; stop by his table to see exactly how that process works.
In total, there will be 12 different topics being discussed and demonstrated at the Gathering of the Guild that Friday evening prior to the Guild Show. Stop by, find out what you don’t know and enjoy reconnecting with your mini friends over a tasty bite from the free and bountiful dessert bar-or the more healthful selections, if that’s your preference!