Liedtke’s polymer clay leaves

I keep running into reminders of fall like these polymer clay leaves from Judith Liedtke of Dortmund, Germany. I like the spare, minimalist design. You’ll like some of her canine cane work as well.

Here in the US it’s Labor Day, our symbolic end of summer holiday.

Perhaps you’ll enjoy some pictures of the project I’m working on, a last minute entry into a local gallery show. My engineer husband created a wonderful system for firing polymer clay inlays. The system uses two paint stripping guns, a bench vice and the wind-up turntable from our aging microwave. Ingenious.

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  • reply Bettina Welker ,

    Oh Cynthia, this bowl will be soooo beautiful. I love the colors you chose. You’re doing a really great job on these bowls – would love to have one for my new bathroom (in a few years..lol)

    As for Judith – she really deserves the feature. You know, minimalist design is right down my alley and because of this I like JuLi’s work very much.

    • reply Dee Wilder ,

      Love the look into your process.

      • reply Patricia Kramer ,

        Judith’s leaves are great!, But I’m crazy over your in-lay! wow!

        • reply Janice Abarbanel ,

          I love your project and your husband’s firing station – thanks for letting us have a peek! And good luck with your wonderful collaboration!

          • reply Melanie West ,

            *jumps and cheers, applauding wildly*

            Brava, Cynthia! I really love your collaborative work with your engineer-husband. And your pallets are always so delicious! Keep ’em coming, my friend!

            I like those wonky (technical term) leaf earrings by Judith. Scroll down and you’ll see a very cool bracelet blank she made herself. I love the shape!

            • reply VAharoni ,

              Cynthia,
              As usual. Your colors are simply wonderful. Some folks have the knack and you are at the top of the list.
              I am so happy for you. Enjoy your new creative space and the newfound time for creating! And thank you for this incredible cyberspace you have created!!
              I seldom post (laziness? lack of time?) You are my home page .
              Valerie

              • reply Cindy Walcott ,

                Artists and engineers — we need each other! Very fun to see this!

                • reply JuLi ,

                  Thank you so very much, Cynthia! 🙂
                  And thanks, Bettina. 😉
                  Melanie, that blank was the first try without much thinking, but the last days I spent filing a whole bunch of them with different forms, like ovals and round ends. I hope to find some time to take photos and post them on my blog and flickr.

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