Extruder Fun with Cathy Harm

You'll find oodles of fun in this extruder design class! You'll use different discs to extrude colorful shaped lengths made from blends, then you'll make several easy fun canes and use slices from the extruded shapes to make beautifully designed barrettes, bracelet, pendants and what Cathy calls “Hanger Beads.” Cathy also shows you over a dozen different design ideas she made with these slices, but the variety you can make with them is endless!
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• Pasta machine to help make our blends
• Extruder (I use an older Makin’s model with an “Alley Crank kit” from Clay Alley attached)
• Disc shapes we use are the diamond, square, round, large slot and the 12 hole spaghetti discs (or any shapes you like better!)
• Clay colors and options:
• 2oz Ultramarine Blue
• 2oz Turquoise
• 2oz White
• 2oz Red
• 2oz Orange
• 2oz Yellow
• 2oz Purple
• 2oz White
• 2oz Peacock
• 2oz White
• Second Option replaces the Red, Orange Yellow blend with:
• 2oz Fuchsia
• 2oz White

• 2oz Black clay for Striped cane lining and Bargello cane filler
• 4oz Black clay for bracelet, barrette and pendant backings
• Additional items we’ll need:
• Clay blade
• Cutter shapes (check your pantry for spice lids, tin or jar shapes)
• TLS (translucent liquid Sculpey)
• Texture sheet (optional but helps disguise fingerprints)
• Barrette backings
• Bracelet blank (or soda can)
• Kato Polyclay
• Marxit

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Cathy Harm

Cathy Harm

Cathy Harm has been hooked on polymer clay since 2000 when she learned that no kiln was needed to fire polymer clay, that was all she needed to hear to explore and develop a love for this limitless medium. Designing and creating Millefiori (meaning 1000 flowers) polymer clay canes has been a love since she discovered the clay. After all these years she still thinks it almost magical to take solid colored clay, manipulate it in her hands and create cane designs. A wonderful surprise was the reception her work received in just a few short years worldwide. 

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