A few more treasure snapshots of Synergy goers’ finery to keep you happy while I process what I’ve learned. Click on each image to identify the artist.
It’s late and this hotel has terrific pillows that are calling me softly. I have plenty of pictures and lots of news but I’ve run out of steam and brain cells. Please check back later when I’ve recharged properly.
(Sophia popularized the lantern bead technique which she shared in a recent issue of Polymer Cafe.)
These were just a few of the glorious polymer gems at the Synergy2 opening night gala. Participants took the “Strut Your Stuff” theme seriously and the room was full of finery. A couple of the names are missing and I had no time for research but I wanted you to get a sense of how elegant polymer can be.
The two artists were responding to the ArtBeadScene’s February challenge to capture the Vestie Davis’ painting of Luna Park in beads. They both tell the stories of their creations and share their process on their blogs.
This monthly challenge reminds me of Maureen Carlson’s story beads. What a great exercise.
The busy bright interpretations of the painting fit right in with my overscheduled day. I’m off to Baltimore.
Lynda’s Flickr page of image transfers from vintage fabrics is mouthwatering.
Pictures, often transfers on polymer clay, form the central visual elements of Diane Falkenhagen’s fabricated fine jewelry. She invents images or borrows them from historial sources.
“The artistic freedom associated with less-expensive, non-conventional materials leads to an uninhibited spirit of exploration, a broader expressive vocabulary and greater artistic risk-taking,” says Falkenhagen.
She is co-chairing the 2010 SNAG (Society of North American Goldsmiths) conference in March whose theme is Going to eXtremes. Nice to know that polymer is part of that.
With four 2010 Niche Awards to polymer clay artists just announced, we continue our winning streak. Here’s the list of finalists and here are the winners including Jeff Dever (2), Melanie West and Sandra McCaw. The Niche site has been updated with some lovely larger photos. Thanks to Loretta Lam for alerting us to the announcement.
And as long as we’re tooting our horn. Did you see the polymer/metal clay work of Pat Bolgar on the cover of the most recent issue of Metal Clay Artist magazine? Her mixed media pin looks like spring.
The flurry of tests and silly pictures over the weekend was my attempt to get myself outfitted for the start of the conference on Wednesday. Can’t go the Synergy2 conference? Here’s the list of attendees. Join me and Libby Mills on the Crafthaus blog for your virtual version.