Exploring New Materials – Timeless Techniques

Polymer is a most versatile of mediums because of the ease with which it can be combined with other materials. In this presentation we will explore new mediums to use in combination with polymer as well as familiar materials in new ways.

Some of these materials include thermal films, cement, metal coatings, recycled materials, pencil/pastels and more. Timeless techniques and how they can innovate our polymer art will also be explored. Some of these techniques
include sgraffito, carving, impasto, assemblage, collage, scrimshaw, resists and

The presentation will feature multiple artists’ work.

Tuesday, August 15 – Afternoon

Presenter: christi friesen

Christi Friesen


Christi Friesen is an award-winning artist, specializing in polymer embellished with gems, pearls, beads, fiber, found objects, artifacts, metal and other media. Her work has been showcased in books, magazines and exhibits. She is the author of twelve how-to books on creating with polymer clay.

She teaches throughout the world, using humor and positive energy to encourage students to stretch their creativity, technical skills and artistic confidence.

When she is not traveling, Christi lives with her family in California, and enjoys time in her studio creating pieces ranging from small sculptural beads to larger sculptural work, vessels and wall pieces.


christi friesen


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