This past weekend, I spent the day learning something new. Christi Friesen came to Northern Virginia and taught some of her polymer clay techniques. It was so much fun! The class was held in a Federal Prison, no lie! Fairfax County Virginia took a Federal Prison and converted it to a center for the arts. They teach cooking, drama, ceramics, painting, all of the glass arts (to include glass blowing) and much more. The classes are conducted in the old prison workhouses (that is where the prisoners did laundry, etc.) If you would like to learn more go to http://www.workhousearts.org
It is truly a fabulous facility.
Anyway, I have included several photos of us having fun (I'm not in any of the pictures - I didn't have the smarts to have my pic taken with Christi).
A picture of a necklace that Christi made - it appears in several of her published works. It was stunning up close.
This was a piece framed on black velvet. This picture doesn't do it justice, her work is very detailed.
This piece is not finished, but it was her training example, again, wish I had taken a picture of the completed heart. duh!
Here is a picture of my first piece, I have a long way to go but it sure was fun:
Have a great evening - going to my studio to make another pair of earrings for the AJE Earring Challenge.