Thanks to teachers

Perova on PCDaily

For this decorated vase London’s Olga Perova uses Jana Roberts Benzon’s New Age Bargello methods and applies them to a vessel rather than jewelry. The result is stunning.

Olga cut autumn colored sheets of raised bargello textures into leaf shapes that drape comfortably over the 11″ x 5″ vase’s curves. The rugged terrain of this pattern is best enjoyed up close and the vase shows it off to real advantage.

Here’s Olga on Facebook and Etsy. You may remember her earlier vessels on PCD in September.

Perova on PCDaily

A look through Jana’s bargello photos shows you how she continues to push polymer to new textural limits that her students take in all directions.

Thanksgiving giveaway

Leave a comment on Polyform’s FB page to be entered in their drawing for a pasta machine! Today’s the day.

Seasonal polymer

Kato on PCDaily

Donna Kato is getting in the spirit of the season. What started out as a green big bead necklace, begged for some red. It’s much more than your typical red and green design however.

Her clean graphic designs feel tidy, cheery and under control which is what most of us are aiming for on the day before Thanksgiving.

Donna’s been fishing and her fish look dressed for the season too.

Kato on PCDaily

Read more on Facebook, on her CraftArtEdu site and on the PrairieCraft site where she sells unusual findings and tools.

Interactive polymer

Ayala on PCDaily

NYC artist Olga Ayala wants her art to be interactive. “I am a polymer clay artist who doesn’t believe that art should be something you just look at. That’s why many of my pieces of art are also functional, ” she says.

Ayala on PCDaily

She’s preparing for Fiesta Navidena which celebrates Puerto Rican heritage month in NYC this weekend with her Bomba Dancer finger puppets, dolls and cutouts.

For the holiday season she’s created sets of Los Reyes Mago in several sizes including these finger puppets. See more of her drummers and dancers on Facebook and on her Etsy site.

Banner polymer

Mika on PCDaily

Laurie Mika provides us with a heraldic banner to start our festive Thanksgiving week. Historically, people displayed their coat of arms and other designs to identify and celebrate the family. This banner is a promo for her classes at the Tucson Art Retreat In the Desert (scroll down to her February 5 class).

Usually Laurie uses her techniques on polymer for shrines or jewelry. In this class she’ll show how the same stamp, paint, collage, embed, layer, transfer methods combine into a mixed-media mosaic that can be used to make banners and other artworks. The banner becomes the vehicle for a modern family narrative.

Laurie is just back from her Day of the Dead workshop in Mexico that you can read about on her blog. You’ll find more of her story on Pinterest and Facebook.



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