Hollow polymer vessels

Cynthia Tinapple builds her own hollow forms with an ancient air on PolymerClayDaily.com

This hollow 5″ tall raku-looking vessel is completely polymer. This is one of my new organic forms that don’t need glass or metal or even paper to hold a shape.

I didn’t quite like the pan pastel colors that I applied before baking so I kept adding surface treatments.

Crackle medium added a tactile surface and oil paint gave it an aged finish. A dash of gilders paste made this lumpy, organic shape glow.

You will laugh at the form that this pot was built on. Let’s just say that you shouldn’t throw your pantyhose away just yet. More pictures on this weekend’s StudioMojo.

We’re thinking of PCD readers affected by Hurricane Harvey, hoping that you’re safe.

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  • reply claire maunsell ,

    Bulgy. Wonderful….and with such a wonderful tactile surface! Ancient yet entirely contemporary, too!

    • reply Hazel Smith ,

      Amazing, and slightly biological?!

      • reply Diana Reid ,


        • reply Deborah Goodrow ,

          Oh yum. So wonderfully bulgy and organic and wobbly. Love the nod to pressing forward when the first iteration doesn’t quite live up to your expectations.

          • reply Joey Barnes ,

            Thank you so much, Cynthia. Lots going on all over the place – Harvey smacked us hard down here and then continued to share the fun elsewhere. Fires out west. Irma threatening on the east side. It’s all an equalizer as we are reminded that paying attention to the people that matter to us is what’s important right now.

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