Rock Pendants with Donna Kato

Learn to make 5 different rock pendants with waves in this class with Donna Kato. In Part One, students will make the Vertical Waves Rock Pendant and the textured top variation with horizontal waves. In Part Two, we'll make a Window Rock, a Skinner Blend Rock and the Two Textures Rock.
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Adv Beginner

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Polymer clay in the following colors:
• 2 ounces each of Black and of White
• plus 2 ounces of scrap clay. I use Kato Polyclay.
• Additional Materials for another version:
• Translucent - 1 ounce
• Clay for window - 1 ounce'
• Black clay - 1 ounce
• Scrap clay - 2 ounces
• Embossing Powders - Your choice. I've used Black, Weathered White and Grey
• Additional Materials, again for another version:
• Three Skinner Blend Plugs
• Three solid colors of clay
• Scrap clay, 3 or 4 ounces
• Black clay - 1 ounce
• For high sheen Micro Mesh or 400, 600, 800 grit wet/dry sandpaper and electric buffer.
• PolyPaste and brush
• Clay Blade - Nublade
• Ball stylus- medium size
• Pasta Machine
• Ruler
• 4" square ceramic tile
• Texture sheets - Clay Yo • CA glue
• Buna Cord - 1" per pendant, I am using 2mm
• Hand drill with bit same size as Buna cord
• Fine and medium grit sanding block
• Optional: Burnt or raw umber oil paint, an old toothbrush, rubber gloves and paper towels.

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Donna Kato

Donna Kato owes her career in clay to procrastination. You see, she was supposed to find a demonstrator for Kemper Enterprises at what was then known as the ACCI Show, and she didn’t. Having painted herself into that corner, she had no choice but to demo her way out.

Having been born with that “sure, I can do it” attitude, she forged ahead into what were parts unknown and discovered she really liked demonstrating, she really liked the art and craft industry. Through demonstrating, she discovered she loved to teach! She already loved polymer clay so she...
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