The flood of Facebook posts from PCD has stopped. Thank you for your alerts and your support. Of all days, I was sick in bed with a bad cold and not checking in.
The autoposter went crazy and you got a crash course in polymer. I’m still under the weather and will take a couple of days to regroup and get over my embarrassment. Your notes were all very kind and understanding and I heartily appreciate that. What a kind audience you are.
MaryAnne Loveless shares her own brand of mixed media. She throws ceramic pots, leaving spaces for polymer. Clay on clay.
A polymer stopper top or a band of color are added after the piece has been kiln fired. Of course the ceramic piece can tolerate another baking.
Nuts! I published early. My site’s clock seems to have a bug in it. I’ll try to fix it and bring you your regularly scheduled programming as soon as I can figure it out.
The UK’s Claire Wallis used translucent and metallic clays plus paint as she experimented with her imitative rock crystal ring. She plans to tweak and explore what she’s discovered and we’ll plan to watch!
Margit Bohmer’s Carved Beads may prompt you to rummage through your nail tools for your old cuticle trimmer. These bright colors are revealed by shallow slices carved off the extruded strings which have been wound around base beads.
Margit’s fond of rainbow colors which look even more dramatic when exposed against the black exterior of the strings. She sometimes goes a step further, smoothing and sanding the carving to achieve a more shibori-like look. See how she manipulates color by slicing and sanding on Facebook and Flickr.