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Susanna has been a very close of friend of my sister’s as well as myself, so when she told me that she was getting married, I immediately decided to make her a custom made clay gardenia hairpiece as a gift!

On the day of her wedding, I was pleasantly surprised and so honored when I saw her wear it for her reception! She was so kind enough to send me her pictures so that I can share them with you all here.

It was actually one of the very first weddings that I had done.  I think she looks absolutely stunning.

Susanna and David are such a wonderful couple and I’m so blessed to have been a small part of their special day!

Enjoy the rest of her beautiful wedding photos below.

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Thank you to all of you who came out to the Holiday Showcase! I had an amazing time and met a lot of great people.  Who doesn’t love good food, jewelry and clay art all in once place!

Check out the Winter Class Schedule and hopefully I look forward to seeing some of you in class!

CLICK HERE for the Winter class schedule!

SIGN UP for Classes HERE

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I absolutely love hearing about couples who grow old together and are still deeply in love after decades of being married together.

That’s the story of my amazing client and neighbor Betsy’s parents. Being the loving daughter that she is, she wanted to make their anniversary special so she placed a custom order of orange/brown cymbidium orchids to put on their anniversary cake.  She and her husband are artists that also have their own art gallery at the Santiago Art Walk which also made me want to take extra special care in making their flowers.

She was gracious enough to email the pictures her photographer took of that day.

Luckily, I had a lot of practice working on my green cymbidium orchids for a wedding cake topper I had worked on for a previous client.  You probably recognize this picture from my blog post months ago.

Orchids are one of my favorite flowers.  Hopefully, I’ll be able to get around to learning how to make the other gazillion types that are out there.

Have a great week!

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Projects Offered

Discovery Classes

These are classes that you can take one time so that you’ll have an opportunity to see if you would like to become a member of DECO and continue on to learn exclusive projects from the DECO curriculum.  You, too can learn how to make beautiful lifelike flowers out of deco clay!

Gardenia and Lilac Arrangement Class

Cost: $50 including materials

Description:

This is a 2.5 hour class where you will learn how to make gardenia and lilacs using Deco clay, your hands and some tools. You will learn basic claycrafting techniques and how to arrange this petite flower arrangement.

Rose and Hydrangea Arrangement Class

Cost: $50 including materials

Description:

In 2.5 hours you will learn how to make roses and hydrangeas, using Deco clay, your hands and some tools. You will also learn how to arrange this petite flower arrangement.

Lovable Teddy Bear Class

Cost: $40 including materials

Description:

In this 2.5 hour class you will learn how to make a cute cuddly bear using deco clay and some tools.  You will learn basic claycrafting techniques for making figurines.  And best of all you’ll be able to take home your very own clay bear that looks almost huggable!

Member Classes

If after taking a discovery class, you find that you have completely fallen in love with this art, then sign up to become a member and enroll in the Deco Flower Curriculum. You will learn special advanced techniques and have exclusive member privileges such as discounts on clay and materials. If you would like to become a member contact us HERE for an application or more info.

September Class Schedule

Date                        Time                     Class
Thurs. Sept 16          6-8:30pm              Rose/Hydrangea Class
Sat.  Sept 18            9:30-11:30am       Member Class
Sat.  Sept 18            1-3pm                   Member Class
Thurs. Sept 23          6-8:30pm              Teddy Bear Class                                   Sat.  Sept 25             1-3pm                   Gardenia/Lilac Class
Tues. Sept 28           6-8:30pm              Rose/Hydrangea Class

October Class Schedule

Date                         Time                     Class
Sat. Oct 9                   9:30-11:30pm       Member Class
Sat. Oct 9                   1-3pm                   Member Class
Tues. Oct 12              6-8:30pm               Gardenia/Lilac Class
Tues. Oct 19              6-8:30pm               Discovery Class TBA

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I recently had a class held at my studio for a client who I met through Yelp! Irene was such a sweetheart and she wanted to have a bridal shower for her twin sister Ilene that would be something that she would always remember. Instead of going the traditional route of having a simple bridal shower with food and games, she decided to have a flower making party.

She did such an amazing job designing and making all the decorations even down to the little lunch baskets with In-N-Out for their meal.  She even prepared a little lunch basket for me even though she really didn’t have to. 

When it was time for learning to make the flowers, all of the ladies were so great and tried their best to pay attention to the instructions. You can see the intense concentration on their faces!

Here’s the lovely bride hard at work!

And her amazing sister who made this all happen!

I had such a blast with this wonderful group of ladies.  They were so fun and I could tell how much they cared about the bride to be.  It was such a privilege to be able to play a part in making their wedding day special.

Congratulations Ilene.  I know you’ll be an absolutely beautiful bride!

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Calla Lilies

For my wedding almost four years ago, I told my florist that I absolutely needed to have calla lilies. I almost didn’t care if I didn’t have any other flower as long as this particular flower was incorporated into the arrangements. It’s funny now thinking about my wedding day since our anniversary is coming up soon.

I had such a nightmare dealing with my florist back then. He was a friend of the family and in some sense a true “artist.”  He didn’t really care that my wedding colors were a deep red and the bouquets needed to at least somehow match those colors. I told him specifically what color ribbon and the flowers needed to be, but he absolutely insisted on magenta and pink.  I thought I had made my point clear after our last meeting, but I guess on the date of my actual wedding he decided to be inspired by his own color schemes.

If it weren’t for some gracious friends who out of their own time and generosity went and switched out the magenta looking ribbon to match the bridesmaid’s dresses without my knowledge, I would’ve been in for a big surprise.

In the end, I did get married and in the whole scheme of things the flowers in actuality didn’t really matter, but it’s funny to reflect back on those times when I thought it was the most important thing.

Well, I hope you have a great Monday and enjoy my handmade calla lilies =)

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My Monday Blooms

I was so tempted to write another non art related post about my “special” garden, but I realized that it’s been a while since I’ve posted some of my actual clay art work.

These past couple of weeks, I’ve been working on some bigger clay floral art pieces which is why I haven’t had much too show. I’ve been sketching a lot of concepts and have finally been working on construction. However, I did have some leftover clay flowers to create a small arrangement with a beautiful blue vase that I had purchased a while ago.

This arrangement consists of peach roses, hydrangeas, tuberose and tuberose buds made of Deco clay.  I started experimenting with making tuberose flowers. I had never seen this flower in person, but I thought I’d take a stab at it since it’s such a simple and beautiful flower.

I think this would be stunning as a table centerpiece for a formal dining room and you wouldn’t ever have to worry about it dying or watering it. If it were real, I’d probably kill it by accident. My husband can attest to how terrible I am with taking care of plants.  He’s the one with the green thumb in our home =)

That’s it for today, but stay tuned because I’ll be showcasing my “special” garden in a future post =)

Have a wonderful Monday!

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