All posts by: Cynthia Tinapple

Keep calm and go 3D

Charuau on PCDaily

Celine Charuau’s Empty Flower has a chiseled freshness that’s both organic and sculptural. It’s part of this French artist’s promotion for her Organic Forms 3D workshop at the September 11-13 Staedtler Symposium in France.

Need more calming influences? Browse her whole series of petal groups on Flickr and keep up with her on Facebook as well.

Calm and lucky

Five winners will be chosen every week in September by Staedtler, makers of Fimo. They’ll each receive 200 Euros (that’s $262.60 dollars). To be eligible,¬†enter online on the Staedtler Facebook page.

Plugged in polymer

Johnson on PCDaily

If you feel at home online, you may appreciate Jake Johnson’s Professor Poindexter, a 16 3/4″ x 9 1/2″ polymer, wood and wire sculpture that he’s airbrushed and hand painted with acrylics.

Jake is a sci-fi, horror, fantasy kind of guy and he calls his Etsy shop Dr. Sculptenstein’s Laboratory. His sculptures make the most sense on Mondays when we’re all trying to get our signals straight.

Like the mad professor, I like being wired. After weeks of conferences and travel, it’s good to be plugged in again.

Happy Labor Day and welcome to fall.

Polymer puzzler

3 inch squares for puzzle

What could all these 3″ polymer tiles add up to? There are no rules other than to follow the pattern you’re given and maintain a high contrast between the elements.

puzzle building

Tonight we find out what picture will be built from 25 of these beauties. It doesn’t really matter because they each reflect the personality of the maker. Take a closer look at tile 1, tile 2, tile 3, tile 4 and tile 5.

Then have a look at the whole shebang. Julie Eakes excels at creating these visual puzzles, a group-building exercise that some lucky winner will take home as a memento.

Hola senorita

Eakes on PCDaily

Julie Eakes is getting in touch with her inner Spaniard as she prepares for EuroClay Carnival in Madrid in September. This cane was initially designed to be an inchie!

Inspired by Adam Thomas Rees’ multi-part cane, Julie built her flamenco dancer as two 4″x4″ squares (top and bottom) which she reduced separately.

On her blog Julie explains the troubles she encountered with this senorita and how she turned flaws into features.

The filigree and beaded touches inserted into the bottom of the pendant add additional flair. See more of Julie on Facebook, Flickr and Pinterest.

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  • I'm Cynthia Tinapple, an artist, curator, and leader in the polymer clay community for over 20 years.

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