“A technique is only a technique. It’s what one does with it that matters.”
Kathleen Dustin, an American pioneer of the polymer clay movement, is widely recognized for her innovative use of the medium. Her artistic expertise shines through in her stunning botanical-inspired creations, which showcase her mastery of various polymer clay techniques.
As a mathematician by training, her approach to working with clay is driven by a problem-solving mindset. Rather than aimlessly playing with the clay, she intends to solve specific design challenges, investing much time and thought into each one.
Kathleen's artwork needs no introduction. Her wearable art is iconic, her purses and other objects display the level of mastery rarely seen in polymer clay. Kathleen's work is sculptural, often inspired by flowers and plants but also quite personal, reflecting ideas that are important or meaningful to her.
Enhancing our artistic abilities and creating captivating artwork that grabs others' attention is a goal we all share. Kathleen Dustin’s class is based on exploring the concept of contrast in color, texture, shape, and form. You'll learn to create a visually stunning brooch that's both simple and bold and learn how to extend the design beyond its shape.
With Kathleen's guidance, you'll have the opportunity to exercise your design skills and create a truly unique and fascinating piece of jewelry that's sure to turn heads.