My Color Week with Maggie Maggio and Lindly Haunani

This is a cross post with my July 20, 2019 post on Facebook. I am repeating it here because some of my followers have said they are no longer using Facebook. I will continue to do cross posts in the future, some will be with older Facebook posts. Typically there will be additional information here.

I was fortunate to be one of 12 participants in a 6-day Master Workshop on Color, team-taught by Maggie Maggio and Lindly Haunani in Portland last week. Learning from these two together again was one of the best learning experiences I’ve had in many, many years.

I had trouble focusing my attention on production in the workshop, there were so many ideas in the air, but now I am home and totally immersed in what I learned. I made this veneer using a technique Lindly taught. It is very different from my usual work – a good reminder that there is always more to learn about color and polymer, especially from Master Teachers and surrounded by gifted students.

Polymer clay veneer made using Lindly Haunani's wavy ikat technique.

My “wavy ikat” Veneer

The workshop was held to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of the publication of Maggie and Lindly’s book” Polymer Clay Color Inspirations: Techniques and Jewelry Projects for Creating Successful Palettes.”  It was particularly special for me because Maggie and Lindly (as a team) were among my first professional polymer clay teachers (Ravensdale, 1996) and I participated in a small way in the development of the book. They have only taught as a team one or two times since then.

The celebration included a potluck put on the local polymer clay guild that featured a cake with a picture of the book cover made into frosting.

Cake with a picture of the book as frosting on the cake.

Celebration Cake

In my next post I will share more of the work I have done since the workshop.

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