Friday, May 29, 2009

New copper metal clay

Finally!!! I have been waiting for this for almost a year. What have I been waiting for? The new copper metal clay!!!
New COPPR CLAY has just been released and our first order is on the way. We expect the new clay next week, but I have some firing information and workbooks already if you want to get a jump start.
We'll be testing the new clay as soon as it arrives. Hopefully it will work as well as the bronze clay in our rigorous tests, and will perform better in hollow forms. Firing needs to be done in a kiln with charcoal just like the bronze clay, but does not require the persnickety ramping up and holding times like the bronze.
Our first workshop with the new clay will be on June 27th.
Sidenote: Is anyone out there interested in starting a metal clay guild here in Kitsap? I have all the info from the PMC Guild about starting a chapter, but one member is just a little sad. Let me know!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

lazy days

Summer is officially here. Lazy days, cool nights and lots of iced tea.

Well, I have been lazy long enough! I am woerfully behind in making samples and the book...I think I've only written about 2 pages and taken 3 pictures so far...can we say procrastination?!?

So here it is, the clean, clear workspace. The only problem is that I work very poorly in a vacuum. I NEED YOUR HELP!!!

Come, work at the table with me...bring friends! I'll bring the iced tea.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

UFO NIGHT May 29th

Hi Everyone!
Just a quick reminder that our next UFO (un-finished object) Night is coming up on May 29th. Bring all your works in progress and we'll design, create, laugh and eat the night away. Beth will also demo a new workshop for June...Color on Metal!
Join us the last Friday of every month for our bead night out and remember, our work space is open anytime for you to stop by. We'll help you work through those design challenges and tools are available for use in store.
As always, Pixie is waiting for you!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Customer Appreciation

Just a quick save the date...join us June 11th, 12th & 13th for our 5th annual Customer Appreciation Weekend. You are the reason we have been here for over 5 years and it is time to celebrate! We'll have food, daily & hourly specials, swag, free demos & lots more all weekend long. Watch the website and blog for special announcements, coupons & swag as well as our Treasure Hunt Challenge. Details coming soon! Thanks again for 5 fantastic years of creativity!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

my favorite new project

CABBAGE ROSE with VINTAGE STAMENS This Saturday we had a ribbon flower workshop with Cathy Mitchell & Jo Whalen from Mud Bay. We had a great time, and I made this fabulous flower that I wore to the Bremerton Symphony that night. As usual, I forgot to take pictures of all of us at work, but I have some more pictures of what we all assembled that I will post throughout the week.

Don't forget our next UFO Night coming up on May 29th. We'll have food and fun...all you need to bring is your un-finished objects. See you then!