Tips for Using Clay Slabs – Fiber Clay Sculpting with Joanne Wolter

“I’m going to slap up some clay to use. However, this bird now often times because of a slab roller, and I do a lot of projects where I’m just wrapping clay around and getting started that way. Sometimes I can slip out some clay and I have a long plastic bin out in the garage and I can lay a slab out the clay, put a plastic down, put a layer of clay, plastic layer of clay. But anyway, so I fill the box. Then when I know I’m going to be working on something, I can pull out a big slab of clay. Now, the nice thing about this, is I can have that big slab of clay. It could be dry as a bone. And what I do is I can wrap it in a big wet towel and reconstitute it. So then I can go ahead and use that big slab whenever I want all I have to don’t have to, flatten it every time I can just use what I have reconstituted in a way I go.”

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African Violet Pedal for a French Beading Flower with Shahar Boyayan

“African violet has about four paddles usually. So I started the same way about one inch loop. Don’t forget to pinch with your finger. So you don’t have wire showing that, that if you look at my every now and then that happens to me. Do it twice. And now I just feed some more beats and I go around it like this and I have another loop. See, same thing, one, two. So this is the reason you cannot do 3, 4, 5 twists because you might be thinking, oh, but it’s easier. So I bench, I want them close. Together. Can you do another one? I am going to do four of them. So I have my one inch thing here bench. So the one to the reason I cannot do 3, 4, 5 is look here. I twisted three times and I have a gap here with wire that I will not be able to do anything about it.”

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Teaching Techniques for Beginning Basket Weaving with Cheryl Dixon

“So the way you start, you don’t have to taper these end, but there is going to be a little space in here. So what we’re going to do is take the first one. You can choose any spoke. They’re all exactly the same. So you start under and you don’t want to extend it past here, but you start under, and then this is over, under, over, and then I’m going to stop. I still have quite a bit of length on here, but you only want to weave as a section about this far. So under, over, under, over, under, and then stop. Now, some people have a tendency to keep going. So if you have to use a closed pen or something to close, been out there to make yourself stop do that. So this is at an angle. So I’m going to work toward the left. I’m going to pick up another piece and I’m going to start under, and then over, under, over under now, I’m going to stop. The reason I am not going any farther is because when I get these all in and I get back here, I’m going to have to do a reverse weave or a back weave or backwards, whatever you’d like to call it, to get those final ones in.”

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Rock Gathering for Freeform Shaping Glass & Stone with Jack Hoque

In this how to Carve on Glass and Stone Course online class, Jack Hoque will teach his techniques and tools he uses to cut, carve and polish semi-precious gemstones and glass into freeform shapes with polished grooves and bubbles. These cold working techniques (also known as a form of lapidary) will help you create one of a kind pieces that will definitely set you apart from the rest!

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How to Make French Beading Flowers with Shahar Boyayan

Create beautiful beaded flowers using the French Beading technique. You will learn: Basic Framing, Spikes, Loops, Loop around Lacing … and much more! All while creating gorgeous flowers that you can use for decor, head bands and art pieces! Come make a whole garden of French beaded flowers. No French necessary.

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How to Properly Secure a Dragonfly Notebook Cover with Andrea Corpodean

“So I’m just gonna do this all around the notebook. Now be careful. You have to make sure that the glue gets to the braid part too, but also be careful because between the cover and the braidy, the border, there’s some tiny space where the glue can get out. Just think about how much glue you put anywhere. And now I’m going to take it and place it, make sure you place it the right way. Now, if you use super glue, wherever you put it at first, that’s where it stays. So you won’t be able to move it an inch. So now I’m just going to apply pressure. And I see I have a bump here, so I’m going to insist on this part here and apply some more pressure. Don’t be afraid to push on it. This has to happen to make sure that your cover stays.”

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Painting Colors on Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“So once again, I’m going to start with what I know. I want to be a color on, I know the leaves in the, on the stem are going to be green. So I’m just going to start with those. This is transparent paint. There’s no white in this paint. Because it’s transparent, it’s going to let the black show through. So it doesn’t matter if it gets into the crevices. Although remember why the yellow always has. It always has some white in it. So as long as it’s thin, it’s going to work out. But if it’s thick, it’s going to come, you know, it’s going to cover over things.”

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Creating the Body for Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

“So for the texture on the body, I’m going to use this because I think this just, hasn’t neat, spotted kind of stripey look to it and you can use either side. One, one is more subtle. One is, a little bit more defined and I’m going to use the defined side. Remember this is the shelf lining that you buy at the supermarket. Or you can buy it at your curious Mondo. So I’m just going to roll over that and then you can see it leaves a nice pattern and then decide how you want to cut this out.”

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Blending Colors for a Polymer Clay Frog in Pond with Melissa Terlizzi

“I’d like to go ahead and make a dried leaf that we will drape over the edge of the pond. So to do that, I’m just going to mix up some random colors. I’ve got a crew here. This is sort of a gray scrap looks like it’s got some purple in it. We’ll use a little bit of the cianna. And how about maybe a little bit of orange, basically. It’s not going to be a real, pretty color and that’s okay. I just want it to have that kind of doll, you know, after a leaf has sat on the ground for awhile, it sort gray, grayish brown. So we’ll see what this comes out to be.”

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Making Ornaments from Dimensional Paper Clay Art with Rogene Manas

“I wanted to start off by showing you how to put a backing on an ornament or, you know, any free form piece that you do. And, so these are the backings. I’m just going to show you. I have a, just a simple heart here and I cut out, I put it on a piece of paper and I traced around it and they cut the paper out and I’m just gonna glue it on the back with some white glue and just paint that on, paint that on the back. There’s really not much to it other than one little part. And that is the, when you put it on, you want to make sure that you don’t rub down the top of it because that’s where I’m going to put a string. I’m going to just set that on there.”

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Sculpting the Feet for a Baby Angel Fairy with Apryl Jensen

“What I’m going to do is kind of cut in or the toes will be kind of just like that. Then I’m kind of pushing in on this side a little bit more so we can kind of give it its endemic shape there and then move it towards the heel. Have to pick it up. I just kind of bring that all back to the heel there. See, from the side, that’s looking pretty cute. A little bit on the tiny side now. So I’ll just push that up a little bit more. I kind of stretch it out a little bit again, too.”

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How to Carve Freeform Shapes From Glass and Stone with Jack Hoque

“So I’m going to grab my sandpaper and kind of shape, shape this and shaping it on, on a flat surface helps a lot. Grit of the sandpaper. The grit of the sandpaper is three 20 grit wet, but I would recommend getting a nice wood sandpaper. That’s a little bit faster than this. This is just kind of all I grabbed when I left the door from home. So right now I’m just kind of, I’ve got it at an angle. I’m kind of creating a point on it again, kind of like the top part, but then I’m going to roll it like this to kind of create that ball right now. I’m just sculpting it into the small ball shape that I want.”

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Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

Learn how to make 3 different polymer clay pendants: a big-eyed chameleon on a leaf, a tropical tree frog, and an exotic goldfish. You will learn how to blend the clay and shape each animal, how to add texture and attach all the features. Great tips provided on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly. Join us for this fun and educational Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay online course.

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Curious Mondo, Proud Winner of The Telly Awards

Curious Mondo is a proud winner of the Telly Awards. Bronze in the online category.

The 42nd Annual Telly Awards Honors Winners Netflix, Jennifer Garner, HBO Latin America, Microsoft, RadicalMedia, Condé Nast, Adobe, Nickelodeon, and Partizan

Continued surge in remote and virtual productions embodies ingenuity of creative leaders while Al Jazeera Media Network takes home esteemed ‘Telly Company of the Year’ award

New York, NY (May 25, 2021) — The Telly Awards, the world’s largest honor for video and television content across all screens, has announced this year’s winners, including Jennifer Garner’s “Pretend Cooking Show” series, RadicalMedia’s “Crime Scene: The Vanishing at the Cecil Hotel” documentary series, Partizan’s “Fantastic Voyage” campaign, and much more. Under this year’s “Your Stories Defy The Limits” theme, standouts encompass the artistic and technical innovations that have surfaced in direct response to the challenges presented by 2020 and 2021. Additional winners range from NetflixMicrosoftCondé NastHBO Latin America, and Nickelodeon to BET DigitalAdobePlaystationBBC Global News, and PAPER.

Founded in 1979, the Telly Awards honors excellence in video and television across all screens and is judged by the Telly Award Judging Council, a group of leading video and television experts from some of the most prestigious companies in entertainment, publishing, advertising, and emerging technology, such as WarnerMedia, NBC News, Framestore NY, and Vimeo to name a few.

View all of the winners of The 42nd Telly Awards at

The 42nd annual Telly Awards received a 15% increase in entries from the previous year. The growth was driven by a significant rise in remote and virtual productions, with many brands taking to animation for the first time. The Telly Awards is also proud to name Al Jazeera Media Network as this year’s ‘Telly Company of the Year’. A trailblazer in bringing to life limit-defying content, Al Jazeera’s breadth of work, particularly its “A Day in Wuhan” and “Stricken Beirut” along with “About Cinema” series, perfectly embodies the creativity and storytelling efforts the Telly Awards have long shined a spotlight on.

“In the face of a year like no other, the visual storytelling community has continued to defy the limitations of our new world. Achievements have been both societal, such as embracing social media platforms to raise awareness about injustices and promote solidarity for movements, as well as geographical, like developing fully remote pipelines for dispersed teams”, says Telly Awards Executive Director Sabrina Dridje. “This year’s submissions doubled down on what we already know about the industry. Creativity cannot be stopped. Collaboration will always prevail. New ideas and stories will always find a way to break through to an audience.”

In recognition of the industry’s evolving cultural change, The Telly Awards continued its commitment toward supporting the talent, voices, and narratives of underrepresented artists around the globe. At the start of the season, The Telly Awards welcomed Ghetto Film School and UK-based We Are Parable as media partners. This mission was also reflected within the international and multidisciplinary judging lineup, which was bolstered by the joinings of Shalini Sharma of NBC News, Ryan Honey of Buck, Andrew Wareham of Taxi Group Australia, Karyn Spencer of Whalar, Amy Tunick of WarnerMedia, Jamie Elden of Shutterstock, Kavita Lokchander of Thrive Global, Meghan Oretsky of Vimeo, and Andrew Rowan-Robinson of Framestore NY.

On the heels of a hugely successful virtual screening series, The Telly Awards has also rolled out its first-ever original and monthly interview series to further celebrate creators who have pushed the boundaries of possibility.

Entitled “Hot Takes ”, it features unfiltered discussions presented by a chosen industry expert. The latest installments include “Will Change The Future of Content and Media?” from Josh Ness of Verizon 5G Labs and “Brand Strategy In a Post-Pandemic World ” from Dushane Ramsay of Square, with many more to come.

Finally, it was a standout year for the ‘People’s Telly Awards’, which are given to the most-loved pieces chosen by the Telly Awards audience and, this year, received the most public votes in the history of the category. Winners include Square’s “Black Owned”, a stirring film series chronicling the lives of Black business owners across three of the nation’s most populous cities, the Walt Disney Company’s “Cooking with Pixar”, and WeTransfer’s “Doubt. Create. Repeat.” global brand campaign. The latter boldly calls on the creative community to harness feelings of doubt in pursuit of their ideas.

View the 42nd Annual Telly Awards Winners Reel below!

42nd Annual Telly highlights from this year’s winners include:

Use of Stock Footage

  • The Walt Disney Company won for “Star Wars: The Animals Strike Back” in Branded Content
  • Adobe won for “Adobe Care Help Channel” in Non-Broadcast
  • Les Beaux Films won for “Bob Dylan Retrospectrum – On The Road” in Non-Broadcast
  • Viewstream won for “Meet Zazu” in Online Commercials

Virtual Events & Experiences

  • PBS NewsHour Student Reporting Labs won for “Face the Facts: Election 2020 Youth Town Hall” in Online
  • Christie’s won for “ONE: A Global Sale of the 20th Century | Livestream” in Online
  • CK Productions won for “Tomorrowland – Around The World – First Digital Festival” in Immersive & Mixed Reality
  • Jump! Creative won for “YouTube: Dear Class of 2020” in Social Video

Influencer & Celebrity

  • Viacom Velocity won for “Bad Boys For Life – Couples Therapy” in Social Video
  • CBS Interactive won for “The Late Late Show: Best of Gordon Ramsay & James Corden” in Social Video
  • The-Artery won for “The Small Things (ft. Snoop Dogg) | SodaStream” in Branded Content
  • FORTUNE won for “Collin Morikawa – The Sky’s the Limit” in Branded Content

Remote Production

  • The Walt Disney Company won for “Our Star Wars Stories” in Branded Content
  • ViacomCBS won for “U.S. Cellular – Fathers On the Frontline” in Non-Broadcast
  • Nickelodeon won for “Staff Meeting Quote Tape” in Non-Broadcast
  • Partizan won for “Pictures” in Branded Content

Museums & Galleries

  • Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture won for “gOD-Talk 2.0: Digital #BlackFaith” in Social Video
  • J. Paul Getty Museum won for “The Getty Villa” in Non-Broadcast
  • Christie’s won for “Jonathan Yeo Studio Visit” in Branded Content
  • Litton Entertainment won for “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation” in Television

Hanging by a Wire! Animal Pendants in Polymer Clay with Melissa Terlizzi

This is a fun and educational Polymer Clay online course. Learn how to blend the clay and shape each animal and how to add texture and attach all the features. You’ll learn tips on ways to help strengthen the pendants, and ensure they hang properly. We’ll also discuss paint options and other embellishments.

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