A free Mini-Workshop on Polymer Clay will be held Saturday, October 22 at the Sharon Arts Center Exhibition Gallery, 30 Grove St., in conjunction with their current exhibit “Passion for Art: Pass It On ~ A Focus on Sharon Arts Center Faculty.”
Artist and Sharon Arts Center faculty member Connie Gray will conduct the workshop and demonstrate how to work with polymer clay, a sculptable material based on polymer polyvinyl chloride (PVC). It usually contains no clay minerals and is only called “clay” because its texture and working properties resemble those of mineral clay. Pigments may be added to the translucent base to create a variety of colors, along with small amounts of kaolin or white china clay or other opaquing agents, where opacity is desired. Mica may be added to simulate pearlescent and metallic effects.
Gray received a BS degree from Skidmore College and has taught Weaving and Fiber Arts for 20 years at the Sharon Arts Center. She has also studied with Leslie Voiers, Nell Znamierowski, and taught at Harrisville Designs, NE Weavers Seminar, Fiber Arts Center, Amherst, MA, and privately. She has studied Polymer Clay with Tory Hughes, Kathleen Dustin, Sandra McCaw, Marcia Herson, and Donna Kato, and is a member of National and Regional Guilds.
For more information call (603) 924-7676