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Internationally acclaimed DVD available now from Dragon Glass cc
Many projects and techniques shown - 3 1/2 hours long
Menu driven for ease of access to individual projects.
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We are also pleased to announce our range of press moulds is growing steadily, and can be seen on the Moulds page.
The moulds will be marketed for all areas outside Southern Africa by Art Clay World.

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ADVANCED WORKSHOP SERIES WITH
JACKIE TRUTY, PRESIDENT OF ART CLAY WORLD USA,
AND MASTER ART CLAY INSTRUCTOR

Art Clay Silver SA invited Jackie Truty to come to South Africa to teach the advanced techniques she had recently learned in Japan.
The workshops were held at the Dragon Glass Studios in Benoni, and were attended by 11 Senior Instructors from all over the country

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The group of instructors with Jackie Truty, from left to right back row
Dina Voit, Durban: Julie Greensmith, Johannesburg: Pat Kemp, Springs: Stanley Micallef, Jacky Truty, Heather Micallef, Sonia Swinton, Pinetown - KZN Distributor
Front row left to right
Irma van Blerk, Polokwane, Jacquie de Oliveira, Randburg: Hilmar Eichhoff, Eikenhof: Renee Swanepoel, Cape Town - Cape Distributor
Not in the picture as she was behind the camera - Rika Herbst from Randburg.

Course pieces

"Kumihimo" or weaving, using silver wire to create a 'rope' piece with which either a bangle or choker were fashioned, adding a silver 'hook and eye' fastener at each end.
We had some wonderful decorations and finishes to these pieces.

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A modern ring with a coloured resin filled piece was also a chance to 'get creative'

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The students each made a "stamp" using photopolymer plates, and used it to create a pendant with the design impressed into the clay, and then coloured with the UV resin.

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The UV resin was also used in the pendants made using fine pieces of abalone shell in the ancient Japanese "Raden" technique.
The thin shell is places on a black backing in a mosaic pattern, and then covered with the clear resin to protect and enhance the beautiful pearly colours of the shell.

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The Paper Type of the Art Clay was used to create an 'Origami' brooch with a gemstone setting.

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A pendant was made and decorated with the printed silver foil. Enamels were then applied over the foil for a subtle effect.

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Some pictures of the groups of items made by some of the students.

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