Ana Belchi Eva Ehmeier Melanie Muir
Ana is an artisan fashion and contemporary jeweller, specialising in polymer clay, glass and silver as a means of artistic expression.
Ana has been designing custom accessories for both individuals and catwalk creations.
Ana is the first person in Spain that has brought clay to an Official Artistic Jewelry School (EASD Murcia).
Besides her passion for design, Ana is in love with teaching and has taught in various fields for over fifteen years, now focusing on the teaching of polymer clay.
Bento and Colour Series
The inspiration for this piece comes from kitchen tools to make a bento (in Japanese: food to take away). We'll explore the creation of hollow volumes and walk around towards understanding the use of monochromatic harmony.
We'll study colours and what feelings induce, playing with inks for the inside finish and we'll particularly focus on finishing and final assembly of the piece.
While looking for a material to create her own soap dishes Eva discovered polymer clay as her medium. She was instantly hooked and wanted more, much more.
Polymer clay, being such a versatile medium, still fascinates her like on the first day. She loves to get inspired by things she sees and feels – nature, animals, colors, arts, music and various kinds of craft and design.
Everything drives her to get new ideas and polymer clay is the perfect medium to transform her inspirations into jewelry and accessories. She is curious where her creativity will lead her in future.
Harvest your artichokes!
In this class I will show you how to create a spherical and original artichoke ball pendant by using a minimal amount of polymer clay.
Learn how to build a lightweight and highly versatile pendant, folding artichoke leaves and how to apply them to a unique and eye catching pendant.
So come on! What are you still waiting for? Harvest your own artichoke!
Melanie was instantly taken with polymer clay's qualities as a medium. Finding it essentially a simple material to use, yet the range of techniques possible with it are extraordinary.
Melanie is constantly inspired by the colours and patterns that surround her at her home near Nairn, in the Scottish Highlands.
Melanie's jewellery is deceptively simple in form, but the creation and application of pattern is critical. There are no hidden messages; Melanie simply wishes to create jewellery which is so beautiful that it speaks to someone else.
The simply perfect cuff made perfectly simple.
How many times have you struggled to create a simple cuff which is perfectly constructed and finished?
Melanie Muir is an expert at making the simple cuff and in this class she will share all the techniques she has developed helping you to make your cuff look perfect. You will be applying your own design/veneer and then "wrap" it.
Melanie is also well known for the very high standard of her finishing and polishing and she will be sharing and demonstrating these techniques.