Mysterious Ones

It seemed like a good day for simplicity and I was drawn to these photo-transfers on polymer clay pendants which are threaded onto ball chains. There’s something very appealing about the designs and the straightforward execution.

The artist, who works in textiles as well as polymer, is from Ypsilanti, Michigan and can be found on multiple sites (etsy, myspace, flickr, etc.) under "suchprettycolors." Her web sites are long on chic and short on details. Enjoy.

Shy Ones

Karyn McCorcle from Missouri and Margaret Regan from Montana are two long time polymer clay artists. Getting a glimpse of these shy artists on the web has become harder and harder. Colorado’s Karen Sexton spotted their works recently on the web site of the Minneapolis Art Fair. Though you only see a bit of polymer clay work, the whole site is a pleasure.

I’ve composed a little page of McCorcle pieces I own just to give you a taste of Karyn’s cane work. She makes the most complex canes I’ve ever seen and is the only artist I know of who uses open space within the canes.

Thanks to Loretta Lam who relocated Margaret’s site for us.

McCaw Page

Here’s a page that will wake up your Monday morning. Sandra McCaw has published a web page of her work. One page is all we get so far and her work is stunning.

In case you missed it a few months back, you can view a McCaw cane building demo that I photographed at ShrineMont more than ten years ago.

Sandra has moved to Massachusetts and joined up with polymer clay artists there. Judy Dunn sent the link along. Judy’s blog is a fun read too.


Susan Rose made these lovely vessels out of the leftovers from her extrusions class. What a wonderful use of materials.

If you haven’t wandered around in her polymerclaynotes site recently, you’ll want to revisit it. Every time I turn around there’s some fabulous germ of an idea or tool or technique that has totally eluded me. Very inspiring!

Turkish Art

Alev Gözonar is a polymer clay artist from Istanbul, Turkey. While the site’s a little wonky to wander around in and the language left me clueless, it’s a terrific presentation and a nice look at the surprisingly modern polymer clay art sensibilities of another culture. Simple canes and clay work are displayed in an artful and unusual way. If you click on her press section, you’ll see great magazine clippings of her work.

Thanks for Judy Dunn for forwarding this along.

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