Psaltis’ cool black and white

Psaltis' polymer persian rug canes
Psaltis' polymer bangle
Psaltis' Ancient Modern rings

Perhaps a little black and white polymer from Maria Psaltis will cool off our hot summer. Maria is from Australia where it’s winter.

She does a cool rendition of Ronna Sarvas Weltman’s Ancient Modern rings and then pairs them with her more complex Persian Rug canes for building bangles. See more of her ethnic influences on her Flickr pages. (Ronna has two new DVDs just out.)

Shopping update

Thanks to Kim Korringa, Brenda Urquhart and Jeanette Walters for reporting back about their shopping at the Grove and Grove sidewalk sale. Enjoy shopping vicariously by reading their stories here.

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  • reply Christine Dumont ,

    Well done, Maria!

    • reply maria psaltis ,

      I love receiving my polymer clay daily fix..what an amazing feeling to see my work here. Thankyou to Cynthia for taking the time to give the Polymer Clay community this amazing daily resource.

      • reply Sabine Spiesser ,

        Congrats Maria, those canes are so wonderfully tribal and organic- despite the geometry. I love them, they really work well.

        • reply Ronna Sarvas Weltman ,

          They’re delightful and beautiful. It’s such a rewarding treat for me to see artists use techniques from Ancient Modern and make them their own. Maria, thank you for sharing your work,,, and Cynthia, thank you once again for giving us this fabulous community to connect with each other.

          • reply Melanie Dilday ,

            Huge congrats to Maria for her beautiful rings and bangles. It’s been a wonderful thing to see her progress over the last few years. She is a fabulous artist and person and finding her here at PCD was a delgiht. Thanks Cynthia!

            • reply cristalline ,

              I also like black and white now, and cane graphics in this spirit. It’s fun 😉 rings are really pretty, thank you for these links!
              Sophie

              • reply Jeannie ,

                Black and white is always so striking. Stunning work.

                • reply Michele Norine ,

                  Beautiful rings and canes Maria. I’m loving the “paisley” looking cane and the bracelet/cuff you created.

                  • reply Sera ,

                    Maria’s work has just rocked along! I remember her coming to my classes a few years ago and the stuff she produces now is truly divine 🙂 GO MARIA!

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