DIEFORMING . . . WITH A TWIST
A 4-WEEK ONLINE WORKSHOP
DEBUTING NOVEMBER 2018
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Suitable for opaque, metallic, or translucent clay sheets, or as a way to enhance a blended, textured, or patterned veneer, Bioforming can elevate the look of a flat sheet within many different silhouette shapes at a wider-than-you-think range of sizes.
Here are some examples of Bioforming I've done over the years, from studio prototypes to gallery pieces. Click on any of the images to get a closer look at each of these objects and learn more about their place in the history of this original technique...
NOTES & QUOTES
Curious to know more about what it's like to be in our virtual classroom? Here are some personal perspectives from our Building Better Beads GuestBook, graduates sharing the takeaway moments and favourite memories from our previous workshop...
WILL BIOFORMING BE OFFERED AGAIN NEXT YEAR?
We have wanted to teach these techniques for a long time, and we’re super excited for the debut of this 4-week workshop.
But there are lots of other original techniques we want to teach too (Blurred Lines, Matrix Canes, Perfect Fit Vessels…). We also have an all-new yet-to-be-announced MasterClass coming in February 2019. And we plan to repeat both Single Slice Mokume and Building Better Beads with on-demand encores in the Spring of 2019.
Never say never, but it will likely be 2020 before Bioforming comes back around on our course calendar.
REAL TIME, REAL LEARNING
My vision for teaching has always been to provide not just information, but transformation. I have been working with polymer clay for more than 25 years, and as much as I have to share as a teacher, your participation as a student in this workshop is important.
By immersing yourself in exploration and following along with the process, not only will you learn how to create your own work, you will also develop ways to improve and refine your craftsmanship overall, so that first-class work habits become second nature.
NEW YEAR, MORE COURSES . . .
If you missed your chance to sign up for Bioforming, it's not too late to start planning now for 2019.
Here are the courses that are coming up next. If you're interested in joining us for any of them, simply complete the forms here and we'll make sure you're notified when we have any updates. Remember, Subscribers are always the first to know.
DEBUTING FEB-MAR 2019 . . .
AN ALL-NEW MASTERCLASS
one cane, infinite possibilites
Making canes has always been a passion, but there’s a different kind of cane-making that I've been exploring for a while now, returning to my roots in this medium, but with a whole new POV on traditional canework. Similar in scope and structure to Single Slice Mokume, this debut course will follow an 8-week MasterClass format, but it's not mokume. Full of fundamental cane-making skills, this ‘cutting edge’ take on millefiori will go beyond the basics, because it's definitely not millefiori…
Create detailed patterns and complex veneers with precision one-of-a-kind canework. No reduction. No distortion. No kidding.
RETURNING APR 2019 . . .
BUILDING BETTER BEADS
form & finish in polymer clay
Introduced as a companion workshop to the open-ended world of Single Slice Mokume, Building Better Beadsis a project-based workshop that covers a full foundation of construction skills and finishing techniques for turning any flat-sheet veneer into a finely-crafted form.
You can learn more about this workshop here. Complete this form and we'll let you know when it's coming up...
RETURNING MAY-JUN 2019 . . .
SINGLE SLICE MOKUME
dynamic strata patterns in polymer clay
After its successful debut as our first-ever online course in January 2018, this many-layered immersion into peeling and revealing decorative veneers returns for an in-demand encore.
Check out more details here, including highlights from our Student GuestBook. Fill out this form and we'll keep you in the loop...