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A Hunny of a Bee
Terry and Sandy Jordan
Wednesday Afternoon 1:30-5:30
Maximum Students: 10


Students will work with quikwood to create this charming honey bee using three types of gourds.  Students will learn how to mold the clay, sand, and sculpt his stinger and antenna, and legs.  Sandy will then help you paint Hunny. The gourd is approximately 9-10” in height.

Students must bring: ONE-STROKE BRUSHES: ¾”, #12 and #10 flat, ½” scruffy and #2 liner (these brushes can be purchased from Sandy at her cost of $18--Please contact her if you need brushes.), tfjordan@comcast.net



Cabochon Pendants
Vickie Echols
Wednesday Afternoon 1:30-5:30

You will learn how to coil pine needles and beads onto a prepared cabochon to create a unique pendant.  You will learn how to add support to create the bale for your pendant. You will have the option of 3 different styles of adding beads to suite your style.

Students must bring: sharp scissors, small needle nose pliers, fine tipped wire cutters



Controlling Alcohol Ink

Robin Bryson
Wednesday Afternoon 1:30-5:30

Learn a step by step wonderful technique of controlling alcohol ink with masking fluid and enhance the design with pointillism

Students must bring a clean cut and ready gourd of any shape, the size needs to be larger than the design which is 71/2" tall by 51/2" wide.




Scottish Thistle

Troy Tatum
Wednesday Afternoon 1:30-5:30

This class will focus on wood burning and shading the thistle design, staining the gourd and installing the metal studs.
Students must bring an adjustable temperature wood burner with a skew or spear point and a large ball for shading. Students may bring a mask or respirator and staining gloves if desired.



My Chicken

Debbie Wilson
Wednesday Afternoon 1:30-5:30

Students will learn how to add " lightness" to their carving by  the pressure exerted to a carved piece. This is a high contrast piece that reflects the shadows and light. The likeness in this piece is taken from a photo of one of my chickens. we will learn about "shading with pressure exerted when carving and using small bits.. Applying transtint dyes after carving will also be expained. This class will require a little drawing ability.

There is not time for rim embellishments, though I do not mind giving suggestions.

Students must bring: rotary carver, apron, dust mask, steel and or carbide bits( round balls wee small to medium in size) and a football shaped bit, small straight or dental bits) Please have the correct collets and or head on your carver that can hold your bits.



Split Kudzu and Wisteria Vines for gourds

Nancy Basket
Wednesday Afternoon 1:30-5:30

Split local invasive vines for your work at home. Random free form and coiled techniques taught. Small examples of each will be made. Attaching fibers to gourd rims shown. Experiment with translucent, retted green kudzu vine fibers still used in Japan to make cloth! Great for miniatures!
Learn Cherokee stories and culture as you work. Bring your questions.