Hollow Forms

I've looked for more information on Ai-ping Yeh who has been teaching her "closed form box" pin method for a couple of years. There's very little about her on the web. Perhaps students of hers can fill me in. Here are pictures from her June class in Philadelphia.

I learned from web bits and pieces that she "has worked in polymer clay for eight years, is a member of the South Bay Polymer Clay Guild and received a MA in jewelry design in 1991."

Her forms are intriguing with their depth, angles, curves, windows and holes…there's a lot happening in a little space. I'd like to know more. Glass Attic has a long description of Ai-ping's method that you might find helpful.

Yum-Yum

Did you see the new pictures on Lindly Haunani's site? Luscious colors, naturally, and all reflecting Lindly's Hawaiian heritage and her passion for food.

Several people wrote to tell me that Ford and Forlano had updated their site. It's coming up slowly and badly on my Mac….boo-hoo. Let's hope they get it up and running soon.

As I was rechecking links, I also see that we lost links for Karyn Kozak and Chris Bevins. Anyone know the story?

Sunshine

This "Sunrise Bowl" from Laura Timmins is a great way to end this hot week. It looks like she's constructed eight individual panels and then joined them at the seams and the base with extruded trim on the top edge. Very sunshine and flowers.

Be sure to look at the picture of Laura's show display and the clever way she illustrates her process (complete with handmade cording) as you scroll down that page. Have a cool weekend.

Cool Ideas

I imagine you all lounging at the pool with your laptops. Still too hot to clay? Here's another distraction.

The artists on the Charon Kransen Arts site are nothing short of spectacular. I shook my head in disbelief at some of the designs from all over the world. Take a look at Japan's Meiri Ishida's felt necklaces for starters.

I went through the whole long list (happy to see Ford/Forlano among them). The artists on this site will blow your mind and the rest of the overheated world will drift away.

Too Hot for Clay

Cool off with some hot ideas from these jewelers in a variety of media. The link to New York's David Collection was sent to us by Ronna Weltman. It's chock full of fabulous ideas and terrific designs.

You'll have to fan yourself as you look at artists like Ulrike Hamm. The material used in her bracelet (pictured here) isn't identified but could certainly be polymer. It reminds me of Sandra McCaw's new translucent petals. Check out Ulrike's web site too.

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