November 2007

Doroshow Makes Multiples

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It’s been fun to watch Dayle Doroshow work on several polymer clay projects this week. Here are five mask pendants that she made and embellished with rivets and metal parts.

Whatever creative spark she’s following, she makes in multiples, not just one. Five is her number but it could be any number. Creating five versions of each idea allows her to refine the technique, explore the possibilities of production and decide if the idea is worthy of further exploration.

Dayle will be teaching more about the care and feeding of the creative spark at Synergy.

Santa Fe Toops

“Soul-stirring works” is how Patina Gallery in Santa Fe describes the art they represent and they did not disappoint. You’ll have to look at the detail of this Cynthia Toops polymer clay work to see why it was our group’s favorite.

The gallery doesn’t show any of Cynthia’s work on their new web site but they’re working on it. In the meanwhile, look at the great selection of Ford/Forlano pieces and note this polymer and diamonds brooch.

We spent a lovely day in town, including lunch with Barb Fajardo and her husband and a visit to Lee Kellogg’s great rubber stamp store. This is livin’.

New Zealand’s Keogh

This is not a vacation picture. It’s a witty polymer clay sculpture from New Zealand’s Sonia Keogh.

"My characters are playful, provocative and have an emotional energy. Polymer clay enables me to merge realism and fantasy, to develop a sense of irony by manipulating the natural order of things," says Keogh.

Susan Lomuto uncovered the link to these quirky, satirical pieces and thought you’d enjoy them.

Acres Show Exhibitors

Three polymer clay artists who have never done a major wholesale show have been chosen by the NPCG to share a booth free of charge at the American Craft Retailers Expo in Las Vegas next April.

California’s Meisha Barbee (right), Washington’s Julia Sober, and New Hampshire’s Sandra McCaw (left) were chosen from a large slate of entrants. Thanks to Judy Dunn who headed up the process for NPCG.

Slow internet connection tonight…oh my, you folks with dialup are a patient lot. More news tomorrow.

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