Muronaka explains the polymer snowball

Cassy Muronaka’s post about her treasures from the recent Grove and Grove sale grabbed me in the first sentence, “Polymer clay was a snowball that really began rolling down the hill in the early 1990s, picking up very fine artists along the way.”

Cassy describes the Grove’s step-blend process and tells why it remains important. She shares pictures of the face canes that were their trademark and says that, “After spending a couple of weeks mooning over these exquisite Grove and Grove face canes, I may have to take another crack at it.”

Monday is a good day to mull over her thought that, “I find it ironic that after all these years, I am getting starting to get new ideas from some of the very old things they produced.” Here are some more pictures from their sale.

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  • reply Cindy Matthews ,

    Wow. There are times when I almost regret living in the back of nowhere, and hearing about opportunities like this is one of them! To buy G & G canes, and for just a few dollars – oh my! And their finished work, too. Incredible.

    • reply Hazel ,

      …”I am getting starting to get new ideas from some of the very old things they produced.”

      Interesting – I find myself going back to a lot of artists’ older work lately and finding inspiration in the first steps they made in their techniques or art. It sometimes provides a new jumping-off point!

      • reply Jeannie ,

        What a Great post on her blog. I never heard of the step blend

        • reply Cassy Muronaka ,

          What a surprise to wake up to your nice post, Cynthia. Thanks!

          • reply Polymer under construction | Polymer Clay Daily ,

            […] force in polymer in the 80s and 90s and collectors would vie for their pieces. Grove & Grove sold their inventory in 2010 and after a couple years off they’ve hinted that they’d like to try their hands […]

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