Monday, April 18, 2016

Jana Roberts Benzon - Polymer Clay Artist - Laser Cut Workshop

To see some amazing designs created with polymer clay check out Jana's website:

JRB Art & Design

Jana was the instructor for a 2 day polymer clay workshop hosted by the Central Mississippi Polymer Clay Guild on Saturday, April 9th and Sunday, April 10th.  Jana instructed the students on how to create her "Laser Cut" technique.  Each student working toward creating a pendant in this style.

The term "Laser Cut" describes the visual effect of this eye-catching technique with it's precise angled cuts, which reveal intricate, delicate designs.  Jana also shared many tips for using Kato Polyclay.  She generously shared a vast amount of knowledge in techniques and clay information with us.

This workshop consisted of learning 8 techniques to complete the front of a laser cut pendant.  How to form the bail.  And how to finish the piece to achieve your final results.

Here are 3 of Jana's Pendants created in the Laser Cut style.  The pendant bails are all on the bottom in this photo in order to share how she finishes out each bail.

Here are a few of the student pendants that were created.  These had just been baked to set the top of the pendants.  The only remaining steps left were to - shape them and set them with a slight bend - remove the tube that is extending from the bail - and add the final backing to the pendant and bake them again.

we ran out of time to add the backing and do the final baking on ours, but Jana did bake a piece and demonstrate how we should finish our pendants

my workshop pendant

This was my very 1st polymer clay workshop.  I can say that Jana was an amazing artist with a wealth of knowledge that she unselfishly shared with everyone who attended.  I hope we can get her back for another workshop next year.

Thank you so much Jana.

p.s., this is one of her pieces that I purchased at the workshop.  Beautiful.  I will love wearing it.

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