Cara Jane Autumn Workshops 2017
14th and 15th October 2017—9:30am—5:30pm
Mercure Holland House Hotel & Spa—Bristol, UK
Two separate one day workshops or book both together for a discounted rate.
Wonderful Wood—£85 per person – Saturday 14th October 2017
In this class you will learn how to make different coloured faux wood canes -mahogany, oak and maple. From these starting canes we will explore two different techniques: using the ‘wood’ to make a 3D block cane and cutting patterns from thin strips of the ‘wood’. Students will be given some templates and lots of tips to assemble several different ‘marquetry’ patterns. Finally students will use the patterns as a veneer to make unusual ‘wooden’ jewellery or a small decorated box.
Kimono Curl Pendant—£85 per person – Sunday 15th October 2017
This workshop explores patterns and canework. We will create two different geometric patterned canes using a range of different skills. The slices of the cane will be joined together to create a pendant that curls over on itself. We will then add a neat backing and a polymer bail and sand and buff the front for a high quality finish.
Here is Cara’s tile for the Fimo 50 World Project to celebration the 50th year of Fimo made using the canes from this project.
The venue is a comfortable modern 4 star hotel which is easy to get to from Temple Meads Railway Station or by bus from Bristol airport and it’s in easy walking distance of the city centre and many tourist attractions. The hotel has a pool and a gym and will offer complimentary parking to people attending the workshops.
Both workshop will include polymer clay, templates and a comprehensive handout. There will be a wonderful selection of refreshments available throughout the day and a hot and cold 3 course buffet lunch which will be served in the hotel restaurant so we don’t get crumbs on our clay!
People booking for both days will be able to leave their workspace set up and will have access to the work room in the evening if they wish.
There will be meal out on Saturday 14th after the workshop for those that wish to join us.