Eakes on PCDaily

Julie Eakes helps keep our Funny Things week going with a class sample and a funny blog post. “It’s a cross between an organic piece and a framed piece,” Julie says. She hasn’t decided.

Her Las Vegas Clay Carnival class centers on Delft-like patterns. “You know Delft pottery,” she says, “that blue and white pottery that makes you think of tulips, wooden shoes and the boy with his finger in the dike.”

Her challenge is to use only blue and white polymer and very few canes. The variations come from taking slices at different stages of reduction and recombining them. You can see more of her samples and read the hilarious descriptions on her site.

Don’t you wish you were going to learn about this one-cane wonder? Me too.

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  • reply Debbie Crothers ,

    oooh yummy….I love Julie’s “funny things”. How clever she is.

    • reply Meisha ,

      I love what Julie is doing with the Blue/White palette. The variations shown in her samples show an amazing range. Be sure to go to Julie’s site to see her “Chuck Close” project…Simply ASTONISHING!!! I LOVE IT….I WANT IT! I can’t wait to see Julie at the Vegas Clay Carnival.

      • reply Nikolina Otržan ,

        I love what Julie is doing period. 🙂 How I wish I can be there! Can’t wait to see you all guys <3

      • reply Kathy Anderson ,

        Lovely work, and the idea of working with differnt stages of reduction is just brilliant. i have to finish some stuff so I can try it. Off I go.

        • reply Kit Lockwood ,

          On an unrelated note: Cynthia, I just wanted to pop in and say I’m so excited! I JUST got your new book, Polymer Clay: Global Perspectives, in the mail!!! Oooh, I’m going to get out of the house with it right away. Get away from the phone, away from the doorbell, everything. Think I’ll go to a nice coffeehouse, sit down with a scone and some tea and take my time in a nice window seat. I can hardly wait. Must remember to drive carefully! Yay!!!

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