The Joys of Cross-Pollination

Today was the last day of the Buckeye Bash - a polymer clay retreat initiated by the Dayton and Columbus Polymer Clay Guilds. This retreat is one of my favorites, and I always come back energized and bursting with ideas. This year is no exception - Mari O'Dell shared several techniques she has developed recently, and Marie Segal, Beth Curran, and Sue Hartman all shared new ideas. I did a refresher session on silkscreen, and all 48 of us shared tips across our work tables. 

In a world that feels like it's gone crazy, four days concentrating on growing our skills is an incredible panacea.

Robots with resistors and circuit boards from Mendelsons third floor (amazing surplus story in Dayton)

Robots with resistors and circuit boards from Mendelsons third floor (amazing surplus story in Dayton)

Box exterior using Mari O'Dell's ceramic glazing techniques

Box exterior using Mari O'Dell's ceramic glazing techniques

Box interior using silkscreen and Mari O'Dell's ceramic techniques

Box interior using silkscreen and Mari O'Dell's ceramic techniques

Layered earrings showing the incredible translucency of new Cernit translucence, thanks to Marie Segal

Layered earrings showing the incredible translucency of new Cernit translucence, thanks to Marie Segal