Sunday, June 26, 2011

Making a Hollow ring Workshop at Southwest School of Art

This weekend was very active and fun for me, I had my PMC Hollow Ring Workshop at SSAMy group of students was incredible, they all did such a great job and I was happy to see them with their finished rings.
I am so proud of all of them, some of my students had never played with metal clay before and they managed to stay on task and finished their piece.

Thanks to all of you; Tammy Barr, Terrie Bodine, Deborah Bowen, Holley Bowen, Cynthia Brown, Rosie Johnson, Sally Marrs, Janet PLante, Kirsten Smith and Rebecca Terrazas (we missed you on Sunday Rebecca!)

Here you can see some of their pieces !! 

We had some challenges but we all managed to solve the problems and had a good time!


Lorena Angulo

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

And the winner of the books is...

Thanks to all of you who participated in this great giveaway !!

The winner of the books is...


Congratulations  !!

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Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Books Giveaway !

Lark Crafts is always looking to give the best options to their readers and this time they have published some books for simple and easy projects that will cost you less than 10 dollars each book.
If you love books and to learn new ways to create jewelry and crafts these collection is going to give you the opportunity to do that.

 Simply Necklaces is a book that has 23 beading projects. The first part of the book is about basic techniques to create beading jewelry, it covers bead types, Making knots, simple loops, Oxidizing and much more. The projects are super fun and easy to make. I am sure you will be able to find a great project in this book and use those beautiful beads you may already have in your home.13 designers participated in this book.

Simply Charms is another great book with easy to make projects. The book includes 20 fun projects to choose from. In the introductory part, you will learn some techniques like: Reaming beads, Drilling holes in metal, Making triangular wraps,Tying Knots and much more. 14 great designers participated in the projects which have a big variety of styles to choose from.

Simply Earrings includes 19 projects to create beautiful and easy to make earrings in different styles. You will have lots of options to choose from 9 great designers who participated in the book.The first part of the book covers the basic techniques you need to make the earrings. You will learn how to make Catches and Clasps, Working with head pins, Making earring loops and more.
Simply Bead and Wire has 23 great projects where you will able to create a beautiful piece of jewelry without having to solder anything. The books covers Wire techniques like Straightening, Wrapping, Spirals, Links and Loops, Twisting and more. 14 designers participated in this beautiful book, giving you the opportunity to have different styles in each project.

The Weekend Crafter: Beading is another good book with lots of fun and easy to make projects, ideal for beginners. You can find projects to create fun crafts and jewelry. This is a great book to spend a whole weekend making the projects and having a great time. The first part of the book talks about Beads, Beading Materials and Tools, Findings, Design Basics and much more. I am sure you will find a great project to make.

I will give the winner the 5 books !!! What you have to do is post a comment
 here in my blog. If you are on Facebook and can be so nice to like my fan page, this will give you another chance to win the books. If you "like" my Facebook fan page, let me know by posting a comment here.

I will pick the name of the winner on June 22 !!

Good Luck and thanks for visiting my blog !!

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Adorn Me! Houston 2012- Workshops

I am happy to announce I will be teaching again next year at Adorn Me! Houston 2012. This is a great event where you will have the great opportunity to meet other people with the same passion for creating and to take classes with great teachers for a whole week. 
Registration is now open for all the workshops and I am sure you will have tons of fun in this incredible art event.
The event will take place in the host hotel, The Embassy Suites. Daytime workshops begin at 9 am, lunch break from 12 to 1 pm, and resume the class from 1 to 4 pm. The evening workshops are from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

My workshops for this event are:

Paper Clay Jewelry- In this class we will be working with Creative Paperclay and I am sure you will have a lot of fun working and coloring this great material.
Paper Clay Jewelry Workshop

Corazon Repujado (Metal embossed heart)- In this workshop you will learn how to metal emboss with aluminum, cold joint pieces and much more! Come ready to have a great time !!
Corazon Repujado Workshop

I hope I can see you in my classes !!


Sunday, June 5, 2011

SSA- All School Exhibition 2011

Southwest School of Art (SSA) had a wonderful Opening reception on June 2 for their annual All School Exhibition.
The exhibition showcases outstanding works in various media by students, teachers and artists at the Southwest School of Art.
I, as an adjunct faculty and studio artist, have two of my pieces in this exhibition representing the metal clay medium.

©2009 Lorena Angulo- ARBOL DE VIDA
©2010 Lorena Angulo- MILAGRO HEART

I was so happy to see a great part of the exhibition by the SSA Teen Studio Intensive students who presented paintings inspired in their emotive experience listening to the music of the Beatles. This group of talented teens is led by a super talented and great teacher at SSA, Rainey.
SSA Teen Studio
SSA Teen Studio

The exhibition is also showing the fantastic work by Cecilia Castro Hancock, who culminates her certificate studies in ceramics with a series of sculptures.
Cecilia Castro Hancock
Gary Schott
Metals Department Chair at SSA

The wonderful and colorful pieces on the left are by the talented Jillian  Palone

The beautiful necklace in this picture is by Margarite Parker Guggolz
who won the Best of Metals this year.

Congratulations to the 2011 All School Exhibition winners !!

Best of Paper and Book Arts
Rose Harms, “Black Racer”

Best of Metals
Margarite Guggoltz, “Prima Vera”

Best of Fibers
Janis Schiller, “Kind of Kinky”

Best of Photography
Bruce Barshop, “Ticket to Ride”

Best of Painting, Drawing and Printmaking
Dinah Coakley, “Personal Effects”

Best of Ceramics
Betty Muyres, “Movement in Motion”

Best of Other: Sculpture
Donya Stockton, “Number 28.3”

Best of Show
Tracy Lynch, “Davo”

Best of Teen Program
Sidonie Sturrock

2011 Award for Teaching
Chris Sauter

Saturday, June 4, 2011

My Frida !

I have always been an admirer of Frida's life and work but mostly her life and the way she lived it. She had a difficult journey but she always managed to come back from painful experiences stronger and more willing to live her life to the fullest.

I feel the same way, I have had some difficult moments in my life but I have learned to take the positive ALWAYS and learn from it. Life is to short to waste it in small things. 

I wanted to make a piece dedicated to Frida, and finally this week I got the courage and created a ring in her honor.
This is my humble interpretation of her and how I see her.

My first step was to hand sculpted Frida with Creative Paperclay.

Then I created a tree of life and a sacred heart with wings. These symbols are very important to me and I think they go perfectly with Frida's life.

Finally I added life to the piece by coloring it with acrylics.

©2011 Lorena Angulo
Hand sculpted with Creative Paperclay and painted with acrylics

Frida was never afraid to the dead and even though she suffered from a terrible accident that left her in pain for the rest of her life, she always had her wings to fly and express her life through her paintings.

©2011 Lorena Angulo
Hand sculpted with Creative Paperclay and painted with acrylics
©2011 Lorena Angulo
Hand sculpted with Creative Paperclay and painted with acrylics

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