Sunset Silhouette Cane with Wendy Jorre de St Jorre

Join this master cane maker and learn her techniques for making a stunning sunset cane featuring a silhouette treeline and a swirling sky pattern. In this four-part class, you'll also learn how to develop a color palette for your cane, condition and prepare your clay for reduction and use your cane to make a quick and easy pendant and earring set. Wendy also includes a section featuring eight short videos that shows her secrets for reducing a cane in a way that avoids waste and distortion. This section is also available as a standalone class, too.


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• An image of a favourite sunset (you will be choosing your colours to match the image)
• The cane will use around 500 grams of clay. If you have large blocks of red, yellow, blue, black, white and translucent on hand, you will be able to mix many colours. You also need about 150 grams of scrap clay
• Poly Paste or Liquid Polyclay
• 2 x 25mm(1") eye pins and CA glue

• Pasta machine, tissue blade and a small tile
• Knitting needle (3mm is a handy size)
• Rolling tool or small brass tubes in a few different sizes
• Piece of melamine covered board (36x26x2cm is a handy size)
• Marble tile approx 50cm square (optional)
• Burnishing tool (a spoon is ideal) and deli or grease proof paper
• A small square of glass (10cm square is a handy size)
• Something to texture with (sponge sheet or sandpaper)
• Coarse, medium and fine sanding sponge blocks
• Micromesh sanding sheets in1500 and 3600 grits
• Micromesh sanding sheets in 4000 to 12000 grits (optional)
• Mechanical buffing wheel or a soft cloth
• Pliers

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Wendy Jorre de St Jorre

Wendy Jorre de St Jorre

Wendy Jorre thinks the biggest appeal of polymer clay is its versatility and the endless opportunities to explore new techniques. Her sources of inspiration are ever changing. Often she picks a theme and Googles related images until something catches her eye and gives her an idea that can translate into clay. She also draws inspiration from other artists in various mediums. She never seeks to copy but gets inspiration from the techniques and colours that they use; adapting them to her own style.

Wendy does not limit herself to a single technique and loves exploring new ones. She has experimented...
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Great instruction makes complicated easy Review by Cindy
I made this cane bit by bit, sometimes in a group where I had no internet and could not watch the video. I tried to watch the section I was going to work on, then went along following the pdf. I made a couple of mistakes but the cane turned out wonderfully none the less. I would then go back to watch what I missed, discovered the "ahas!" and cannot wait to make this again. Wendy's style is thorough, encouraging and personal. She gives you permission to make it your own way and not worry that yours is not exactly the same as hers. I look forward to more classes from Wendy Jorre de St Jorre. Thank you (Posted on 8/13/15)

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