November 18, 2009

Road Trip to play with Ronna Sarvas Weltman

Posted in Uncategorized tagged at 11:13 pm by Judy Mackenzie

Vantrio rides again. The three of us took to the story roads on Monday to sharpen up our polymer clay skills with Ronna. We naturally had a great time in the workshop, shopping and of course eating. What would a vantio road trip be without all three. I am not sure if you have had a chance to see Ronna’s newest book out called Ancient Modern but it is well worth picking up. Eugenia and I were immediately drawn to Ronna’s work and Linda has developed an solid interest over time.  Ronna’s workshop was based on this book and we picked up some great tips on how she makes her unique designs.  Eugenia made the necklace on the front as soon as we got the books (released in August  I believe) and it looked so great. I then had to try my hand at the same creation. I loved it but in closer inspection realized I had made it so big. The beads were huge. When I put it on my head looked very small, which is not a good look for me.   Note to self; keep the beads small. Anyway, I am spending the next few days practicing some of the techniques. As I mentioned in my last blog that Ronna is a face book pal and today she posted a great link I would like to share with you about about the origins of polymer clay.  I have had a quick look at the link and it is well worth a peek.  http://polymerartarchive.com/ Enjoy for now  I am going to try to put some pictures on the site ,

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2 Comments »

  1. Sounds like you gals had a great time! Just got the book myself. Ronna is an artist after my own heart. Her chunky, earthy style along with her ‘winging it’ approach to making beads is right up my alley! Learned a couple of new things from the book too!

  2. LindaG said,

    I thought of you right away Cindy – especially when Ronna was talking about her impatience with measuring and “fiddling” with precise measurements . . . . figured it be a style to fit your groove. A bit lumpy and bumpy for me, but very liberating! Look forward to seeing what you come up with – hugs, L


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