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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Workshop!!

Rik Pierce Fair Rosamund Bower Workshop. It has finished as soon as it started. But what a blast!! A fantastic workshop!! Flat out for five 8+ hours a day. Up everyday before the sun. Great people!! A beautiful place. Totally wonderful.

The sun makes an appearance as we arrive every morning to get started. It was very cold. Well for someone like me who comes from northern Australia it was. Lots of hot tea was had.

 Redwood Valley Hall, built 1887, where the workshop was held. I just loved it.

The view out from the front of the hall. Ahhh. 

Rik's resin dormer window. Just fantastic!!

Upstairs. Paper clay walls finally conquered!! And it was terribly easy. Good quality clay really makes all the difference.

Rik working on my house. Eekk!!

Downstairs. The tile floor put up quite a fight. The very cold morning my the vinyl hard to cut.

Wow what an awesome experience!! I am so very thrilled to have been a part of Rik's final southern workshop. To everyone there thank you for five wonderful days!!
Bless you all, Carriexx

13 comments:

  1. Wow, I bet you will be putting all your learnt to good use Carrie, it looked like a fabulous project.

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  2. Oh what fun! I bet it was a wonderful class. I can't wait to see your finished project. I know it is going to be beautiful.

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  3. Oh, what a wonderful opportunity! Lucky you!!! I LOVE the buildings Rik designs!!! I look forward to seeing more details you will add!

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  4. I envy you your lessons with Rik Pierce :).

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  5. This is a fabulous project.
    Greetings, Faby

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  6. What a wonderful opportunity, Carrie! I look forward to seeing your project in its completed form! It will be interesting to see what you produce with all these new techniques you have studied.

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  7. Hey Carrie, I can see it has been a wonderful workshop for you to follow! You probably learned a lot which you will use in future projects too...

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  8. It looks fabulous. I'm glad to hear you had a lovely time in NZ.

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  9. Hi Carrie, I love your photos! It looks like you had a wonderful time and learnt some great skills.

    ML Fi x

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  10. I knew you would love paperclay! Chance of a lifetime and it sounds like you made the most of every minute!! Lots of amazing miniaturists in NZ...not a bad place to live either.

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  11. An absolutely wonderfull workshop and very cute house(got one as well). WOrking wit paperclay is a lot of fun...love to see how you will decorate/furnish it in the future.

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  12. Oh, Du hast einen Rik Pierce Workshop mitgemacht. Ich bin ganz begeistert und ein wenig neidisch!!
    Dann noch bei solch zauberhafter Kulisse. Da wäre ich auch gen dabei gewesen. Einer meiner unerfüllten Träume.
    Bin sehr gespannt, wie Dein Haus aussehen wird, bestimmt wundervoll...
    Liebe Grüße Mokiba

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  13. Hello Carrie,
    I am happy you had such a great time. the pictures look beautiful. Your project is just enchanting. It is so well done and the clay turned out wonderful. Very impressive work. I am sure you did Rik proud!
    Big hug,
    Giac

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