Ingrid van Dijk (Wijnen) is from Norway in the Netherlands and has reserved this trip for a number of days to join the network of metal clay instructors. She has mainly focused on the chainmail technology with which she makes beautiful jewelry including pendants, earrings, bracelets and necklaces.
Esther Peeren-Verkade from Son en Breugel moves in the circles of goldsmiths and jewelers. She will soon start her own company under the name "D-Zign". Esther knows silver, she follows a course at "Art with Art Clay Silver" by Mieke van Schaik from Oirschot. Mieke is an experienced colleague instructor and has clearly laid a good foundation.
And then Annemiek de Graaf. She is playing a home match. Living in Harderwijk, she runs a successful webshop "Xitin Beads". She has already followed a workshop in my studio earlier this year.
After the first introduction, the ladies start and soon they appear to get along well. Cozy, a good click also ensures good cooperation.
They work hard and despite some fractures and the related repair work, all projects appear to be completed within the available time. At lunchtime there is plenty of time to enjoy a delicious sandwich, fresh orange juice and / or a smoothie.
So we go through three intensive days full of creative Art Clay Silver, tips & tricks and fun. In the photo gallery of this blog you will find the beautiful individual workpieces of the ladies.
| || || |
On the second day, one of the ladies asks me for a tool. I walk to my tools and look out of the window. My eye is on the empty glass vase that is in the windowsill and see a brown hairy object lying in it. And it moves, iieeekkks! A bat!
How does it come in? After some research we decide that the animal has crawled through the vent in the roof of the workshop space. After a thorough shoot Ingrid grabs the vase and makes the creature moves down, to go there freely outside. It didn’t appear to be able to creep and / or fly out the high glass vase. So this was the uninvited guest. We heartily laughed and wanted to share this with you.
Welcome inside the instructor network, keep practicing and until 2018 for level 2 !!!