Blackford’s hands on synergy

If, like me, you overlooked the hands-on classes that have been added to the Synergy2 lineup, be sure to look again. There are some gems being offered before and after the Baltimore conference.

The trick is that you have to contact the instructor directly (or his/her website) to get in on the deal.

Check out these whimisical narrative sculptures from Leslie Blackford’s “Off With Your Head!” class on the Tuesday before the conference. Their heads are built over small lightbulbs and you can change their head/body combinations to suit your mood.

If you’ve never seen Leslie conjure up creatures from a heap of polymer clay scraps, you’re in for a treat. Her spontaneous, direct way of bringing an idea to life will light your imagination. Here’s her Deviant site and here’s her email.

It’s rare to have access to this many top-notch teachers. The rest of the hands-on class roster includes: Seth Savarick, Tracy Holmes, Bettina Welker, Dan Cormier, Robert Dancik. Add to that the Cabin Fever Clay Fest workshops and their long list of experts. Take a class and your head will be spinning like the ones on Leslie’s sculptures!

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  • reply Denise ,

    you know I like these!!! so fun!

    • reply Karen ,

      I was with Leslie at Arrowmont last week when she came up with these screwy little guys. I want what she ‘s smoking…oops..I mean I want to know what is going on her her brain!…she knows the place where the sidewalk ends….

      • reply Jeannie ,

        I went to her site and her mind works in mysterious ways. What of collection of art. Everything on there is eyecathing.

        • reply Salty polymer | Polymer Clay Daily ,

          […] Cynthia Tinapple on November 8, 2011 · 0 comments Elena Samsonova takes Leslie Blackford’s lightbulb people and gives the idea a bit of a twist. Elena’s salty creatures are built over small square […]

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