Korringa’s workspace

One of my guilty pleasures at retreats is taking pictures of artists’ workspaces when they’ve left them for the night.

The tools and the piles of projects in process give a glimpse into how an artist works. Piles of scrap and dissarray are as intriguing as the tidiest table.

My favorite items are the personalized tools. Maybe it says something about how the artist values his or her skill, taking time to decorate a humble tool.

Kim Korringa’s work surface was littered with petal canes last night. Because she often wraps canes with Jones Tone foils, they pile up without sticking to each other.

The canes were surrounded by experiments and evidence that she was having a good time, like a littered kitchen after a particularly good party.

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  • reply Judy Belcher ,

    I’m a huge fan of Kim’s work! Her work makes me smile, just like her art.

    • reply Melanie West ,

      Cynthia, I am so happy you have such guilty pleasures… so we can enjoy your discoveries too! 😉 But, I am insanely jealous that you made it to CO. Oh how i wish I were there (please pass on a big hug and hello to folks).

      Kim’s canes are delectable… This last Spring I had the (not so guilty) pleasure of drooling over her prolific collection. So much wonderful color and pattern, who wouldn’t drool! Brava, Kim!!

      • reply Lyn StClair ,

        Thanks so much! I am only learning polymer clay and it’s got me hooked really really bad! I love those canes and I can’t wait to go to one of these retreats!

        • reply Jeannie ,

          Color, Flowers, Tools, Polymer Clay. Just a few of my favorite things.

          • reply Dede Leupold ,

            I have a few pieces of Kim’s work. She must be a happy girl, because that is how her work makes me feel. Hello to everyone at Pingree…missing you all.

            • reply Joy Davis ,

              Kim’s work is wonderful, I have taken a few classes from her and when I leave her studio, I feel like I’m filled with great inspiration with a punch of intense color in my soul! And I have a few canes here to prove it, that and a lot of bumble bee’s flying about! In fact, I can’t wait to go back!

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