Here’s another one you’ll have a hard time locating on the web. My table mate here at Shrinemont is Jan Frame from Denver and she produces her polymer clay works for herself and her friends. No web site, no big business…just wonderful work that gives her pleasure.

These three-inch hollow beads are light as a feather, precisely finished, with lovely patterns on both sides. Most are silkscreened using a method Jan adapted from Gwen Gibson’s class. They’re formed and baked on a lightbulb.

Jan has a keen eye and has become the "go-to" person when we have a piece that needs a reality check. We all need those trusted friends who will tell us the truth about our works and help us improve them.

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  • reply Loretta Lam ,

    wow. These are lovely. Very quiet and restful as round things will be. Are they domed on both sides? Brava Jan.

    • reply Gina ,

      These are lovely. Screening is on my list of things to learn.
      Gina

      • reply Julie Picarello ,

        Very eye-catching! I’m especially drawn to the first two patterns…the organic feel and simple geometry are wonderful. And the soothing colors and exceptional finish are the icing on the cake. SIGH…wish I was sitting at your table too!!!

        • reply Marcie ,

          I have been doing barettes on a light bulb and it works well. Does anyone know at what tempature the darn bulb explodes? I have been concerned and using lower temps for the first bake until I get it off. But I have gotted a few breaks and want to turn the heat up.

          • reply Julie ,

            Very pretty!! I’ve baked on a light bulb up to 300F…and thrown them into ice water afterwards!! No explosions so far….

            • reply Tammy ,

              Jan! I love these – they are gorgeous – so are you!
              hugs,
              tam

              • reply Debbie Goodrow ,

                Lovely. Serene. Organic. To name a few. And lucky are her friends!

                How nice to be reminded that it’s about the art, not always about being the most famous, or most published, or most whatever. But a respectful nod of the head to those artists who just work in their clay for the love of it.

                • reply Illaya Brown ,

                  Exquisit pieces, very Zen in feeling. The more I see on silkscreening the more I want to do it. I will have do some research. Any hints for direction to learn more on the How to’s of silk screening?
                  You are also an exceptional friend. By being in your integrity you are a leader to the truth. How I wished I had a friend like you close by.

                  • reply Polymer Clay Daily » Brams ,

                    […] In a clarification of yesterday’s post, Jan Frame’s beads are domed on both sides (see the picture at right) and have a different image on both sides. […]

                    • reply Polymer Clay Daily » Dustin receives Smithsonian’s New Direction Award ,

                      […] The photo is from Kathleen’s booth in Ann Arbor last summer. Thanks for the scoop goes to Jan Frame. […]

                      • reply Frame’s organics at Polymer Clay Daily ,

                        […] Jan Frame used to have a day job as a researcher and organizer so she makes the perfect tablemate at polymer […]

                        • reply Lunes ,

                          Stunning – the concept of baking on a lightbulb sounds fantastic – this is from someone having just baked on a glass paperweight!

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