10 Jul 2013

Do You Feel Love? Polymer Clay Love!

     Do you feel love?! A little bit? Yes? No, not really?
 These were the questions Ronna asked us during lovely two day polymer clay workshop at Ennis Creative Arts Centre. Sounds fun?! Yes, it really was an amazing experience.

Polymer clay workshop with Ronna Sarvas Weltman in Ennis Creative Arts Centre.
     I have to say that one of my new year resolutions was to participate in polymer clay workshop and I was prepared to travel. I never thought it could take place in Ireland (because it is sill quite new medium here) and not to mention that it would be with Ronna Sarvas Weltman. It couldn't be any better and Shirley Bredin at Ennis Creative Arts Centre was wonderful hostess. Have to agree with Ronna, it is beautiful place to teach and beautiful place to learn.

Ronna demonstrating what can be made using extruder and some other great ideas here.
     Now when this long awaited workshop is over I still have to pinch myself to believe that it really happened. We were eight ladies with itching fingertips willing to learn and explore. For me it was more a process rather than concentrating on finishing pieces although I will have two projects to show when they are completed. One of them wide bangle was finished this morning, will sand it  and then 3 days for each coat of glaze. Come back here on Sunday afternoon if you would like to see it!

Some of the participants from our workshop enjoying evening at Gallery Cafe  in Gort.
     Sometimes it is interesting to see the difference between what I have imagined about people before I meet them  from social media, other people experiences, couple emails we have exchanged and so on. All I had in my head that I admire Ronna's work and anything else wasn't occupying my mind. And of course I was delighted to see her amazing work in presence, but I can also say that she is wonderful teacher generous with her techniques, natural and caring, also fun! It was her first workshop in Ireland but I hope there is space for more of them in the future.

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  1. Hi Liga. Just saw this now. How lovely! Yes, I do hope to teach in Ireland again so I can connect with you again. It was such a delightful time for me. Brings back happy memories to see your face again. Love ...

    1. Hi Ronna. Great to hear from you and I really hope that our paths will cross in the future again. You are wonderful!

  2. Hi,
    Desperately trying to find polymer clay classes in Ireland.
    Would love some direction please.

    1. Hi miss lady,
      Great to see interest abut polymer clay! At the moment I could only suggest Polymer clay classes in www.enniscreativeartscentre.com
      I now that there could be two classes taking place this year. In April with Ronna Sarvas Weltman and probably in June with Dooren Kassel. Contact Shirley at Ennis Creative Arts Centre and she will be able to give you more detailed information.
      I'm planning to offer workshops myself from Autumn 2014. When this information will be available you will find it here on my blog. Regards, Liga.


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