Newsletter 6

April 2017


Looks like I'm on a roll with this newsletter thing. Three in three months! But, to be perfectly honest, I would be selfish to not share this wonderful clay stuff with you, so it's actually been quite easy to do. Don't forget to go have a look at my sweet little advert on Jozikids and spread the word to all and sundry. Mudd Craft is alive and kicking and making art!  Mudd Craft Jozikids advert

I've also decided to resurrect my old Etsy shop and dedicate it to selling polymer creations. I'll be adding items soon but feel free to pop in and have a  look at what I have there: Mudd Craft Etsy shop

As always, I've been playing with ClayologieTM clay and having tons of fun on a very regular basis. I've spent absolute ages working on my chess pieces. So far, I have managed to make all the pawns and I'm happy to report that no two are the alike. Both of the armies are made up of distinct individuals. I think I'm really starting to get the hang of stern faces.

We had a really cool (and rather large) workshop where some people made the Heart of Tefiti from the Moana movie and others made little dragons protecting a glass drop. I was challenged in the presentation as I had to do most of the explaining and demonstating in Afrikaans, but surprised myself with how the language began to flow after a only short while. As usual, the creations were really very diverse and very very beautiful. The creativity in these workshops is both wonderful and astonishing!

What makes me even happier is the photos that I have subsequently received from one of the people on the workshop. She has been making the most wonderful goodies for her fairy garden and I think I can safely say that she is hooked.

I also had a looooong overdue clay play date with my two sisters. My older sister made an awesome gift for her friend in the form of a decorated wine glass. She made a wonderful spring-like scene with leaves, vines, lillies, daisies and a butterfly. The final product was really very effective and I'm sure her friend is going to absolutely love it!

My other sister made frames to incorporate into one of her current mosaic projects and a nurse bookmark for a friend who is studying geriatric nursing. The bookmark has a stern but very cute face and I bet her friend is going to love her gift too! Honestly, people never cease to amaze me with their incredible creativity and adventurous approach to this often daunting and unfamiliar medium.

During the April school holidays, I'll be presenting a variety of workshops to help keep your kids busy. On the 4th, we will be making sweet little dragon pendants curled around glass drops.

On the morning of the 6th, I'm presenting another workshop for making dragons protecting their treasures and then in the afternoon we'll be making sweet little creatures like the ones in this picture. I simply LOVE making little animals and I'm sure you or your children will too. There are just so many animals out there and it's really fun making them.

With Easter just around the corner, I decided to try my hand at making decorative Easter eggs. I had an absolute ball but realised after a short while that the eggs I was making were not really very Easterish. In fact, I was told very clearly and in very direct terms that what I had been making was in fact dragon eggs. I was also told by a sweet little lady that she would MUCH rather find dragon eggs than Easter eggs in her garden.

Well, I am so addicted to and in love with making dragon eggs/Easter eggs that I will be offering a workshop on making them on the morning of Tuesday the 11th of April. Book your spot if you'd like to join us and  make your own.

On the Thursday after that, I was thinking of doing a generally Easter themed workshop. Who can resist making sweet little bunnies, or chicks, or maybe even lovely decorated hollow eggs? I know they are really fun to make because I have made some!

Please remember that booking for my workshops is essential as I prepare for the number of people booked.

Please drop me an email or send a Whatsapp so that we can set up a workshop for me to show you how much fun this medium is. You can also pop onto my website and see if there is a workshop you would like to attend. The link to take you directly to the workshops is: Workshops and the link for my upcoming schedule is here: Workshop schedule.

If you would like to host your own polymer clay workshop at your home, drop me a line and let's see what we can put together.

In conclusion, polymer clay is a super fun and very enjoyable medium to work in and ClayologieTM is my clay of choice. Not only is it manufactured in South Africa, but it is also of very high quality and has a fantastic range of clay related products. I'd love to get the chance to show you if I haven't done so already.
Kind regards, The Mudd Craft Staff