Wednesday, May 27, 2015

So Many Reasons......

It's been a crazy month. We had a wonderful trip to the Virginia mountains to visit with our polymer friends and have some sanity replenishing time to clay and relax. Then we raced back home to ready the studio for Ron Lehocky's debut in the teaching arena. He was magnificent! We had a fabulous weekend learning his easy peasy cane, his style of mokume and ikat, and all his construction secrets! We laughed 'til we cried and ate everything that wasn't nailed down! The weekend culminated in Ron's presenting his 30,000th heart to the Creative Journey Studios Retrospective Collection. We are so happy to share his accomplishment with the polymer world.

Ron gets down to KIDS level to place his heart!
Now we need to get back to the real world and gear up for Sarah Shriver. Her class is June 5th to the 7th. She will be sharing her Big Beads and making them into rings and bracelets! I see a fabulous ring in my future! There is still a space if you want to join us!

We've added new work (in addition to Ron's wonderful heart) to the collection. New bracelets from Lindly Haunani, a new bowl from Emily Squires Levine, some new earrings and a pendant from Sandra McCaw, a bracelet and pin from Julie Eakes (in her new Silk Road style), and a wonderful batch of polymer pussy willows from Cynthia Tinapple that we won at the retreat auction.

We've also been busy adding new products to the supply store. We have new wire working tools, Ron's pounce wheels, new texture rollers and stamps from Kor-tools, amalgam carriers for dots, new button molds, new silk screens from Alison Gallant and Karen Woods, new Fimo Pro clay, new Pardo translucent colored clay, and new Premo clay colors. So many reasons for a trip to CJS!