Polymer flutters and surveys

Do these transparent polymer butterflies from Claire Maunsell make your heart flutter? The thin colorful beads are built on a 20 ga. copper wire which can be bent into a custom attachment. The customer asked for an assortment of colors and Claire happily obliged.

If these look like glass, it’s because Claire brings 20 years of experience in hot glass to polymer and her work contains echoes of her earlier training.

Check her Etsy and Zibbet sites to see when these lovely creatures begin appearing there (not yet).

More about you

The first of the surveys for our Synergy3 presentation poses just a few short questions about how you came to work in polymer and what pleasures and frustrations the craft brings you. Your answers will help Judy Belcher and me construct a more accurate picture of our community.

The multiple choice format makes it easy and you can answer in English, French, Spanish, German or Czech thanks to our volunteer translators. Click here to start.

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  • reply Lynda Moseley ,

    They do make my heart flutter! I love how Claire is always pushing the edge of the envelope. Her work is a constant source of inspiration and makes me want to do better myself. She is also caring and generous and a huge source of encouragement and support. Congratulations on the PCD feature, Claire!

    • reply Ronna ,

      Extraordinary. Claire’s beautiful work always amazes and inspires … And serves as a stellar example to explain why so many of us remain fascinated with polymer. So many secrets in the clay still awaiting our artistic expressions. Claire obviously uses her playtime well.

      • reply Surveys for Synergy · Polymer Clay | CraftGossip.com ,

        […] you had a peek at PolymerClayDaily today? With the usual incredible artwork is a link to a survey Cynthia has up for her Synergy 3 […]

        • reply Stacked polymer shards | Polymer Clay Daily ,

          […] Maunsell’s glass butterflies from yesterday veer in another direction and show us that lots of artists are experimenting in this relatively new […]

          • reply Claire Maunsell ,

            Thank you, Cynthia! The feature was a wonderful surprise waiting for me upon my return from our Thanksgiving weekend away!

            • reply Lynn Lunger ,

              How wonderful! Like exotic seedpods. I love the translucence.

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