Every other year, metal clay artists gather in a guest house retreat in Connecticut. One of our featured artists, Lis-el Crowley, who is a joy to be around, manages the Mojo gatherings. Metal Clay Mojo celebrates the very same principles we share at our makerspace. We tap into the magical synergy released when a community of artisan’s come together to share their passion. We celebrate an inclusive experience of creativity, education, and collaboration.
This year, friend Shannon Greenlese will demonstrate how she designs her mandalas using the Silhouette cutting machine. Yes, that’s right. That paper crafting machine can cut metal clay. There are so many possibilities for designing jewelry with this machine. You can take a child’s drawing, scan it onto the computer, trace it out with the vector software, reduce it to fit on a charm, and cut the design into the clay. I want one!
Another presenter Robert Danick creates jewelry with unusual materials such as cement a Faux Bone. Faux Bone is his own creation, a medium that lends itself nicely to jewelry, sculpture and many other creative disciplines. The Mojo really is a special gathering place and pretty much every featured artist here at Jewelry Makerspace will be there.