Tuesday, 26 June 2007

Level 2 Course

So, yesterday we completed the four day Level 2 Course.

It was a really nice group of students, they all worked really hard and we had lots of fun. All of them have been running classes for a while so we all shared ideas and tips with each other. I love it when I learn new things from my students!

Apart from the L2 Projects we also made a lentil bead which we decorated with Art Clay Gold paste and Accent Gold for Silver - yummy.
Here are a few brooches straight out of the kiln. All of them have synthetic stones set into them, set in the dry clay by drilling holes, and mounting the stone, before firing.

And today I received some nice new wooden hammers, which will go up on the website tomorrow. They're really dinky and cute. (Can a hammer be cute?)

Nite nite!

Thursday, 21 June 2007

Computer woes.

What is it with computers and time?
Every time I go near the computer, a whole day seems to rush past. I sat down this morning with the intention of updating my accounts, and so far... well, so far I've not even entered one figure. Instead I've responded to a huge backlog of emails, re-written some old metal clay instructions, taken some new photos of casting grains and fine silver tube bails,  edited the photos, added said items to the website, had a quick look at my favourite forums, and, well almost anything apart from touching my accounts.
Sigh. And now it is time to cook dinner.
Tomorrow I'm running another Level 2 certification. It'll be the first Level 2 certification class I run using the new project designs from Aida. There were some projects I wasn't  to keen on before, and finally we have got a book with new designs  for all of the projects - some of them really wearable! I'm looking forward to seeing how the students get on with them. I'll be posting some photos later.
Take care!