Monday masks


How have I overlooked the Detroit guild’s Dorothy Greynolds’ pages? Those picture album pages are wonderful web starts for polymer artists who are otherwise leery of web sites….but it’s harder to find them.

Dorothy shapes these masks over the backs of teaspoons and she displays a wonderful series of characters with broad hints of her graphic arts background. Lots of pictures here. Lots of distractions for a Monday.

Joie de vivre

This site says fun in any language and it’s Friday, for heaven’s sake. What better day to take a look at what French artist Chris Lajoinie is doing with polymer clay?

The site navigation is working a little strangely on my computer and I’m not quite sure what I’m looking at…fibers and crystals and polymer clay. The translation software wasn’t much help.

But who cares? It’s a visual party. We should all try working with such gay abandon from time to time. Thanks, again, to Susan Rose for the tip.

Clayville

If you’re studying artists’ websites and contemplating one for yourself, take a look at how Anita Winthrop of the Clayville California guild has organized hers. In my day job I look at lots of sites and I can’t help but admire ones that are well thought out. Now let me take off my web hat and put on my polymer cap.

Her face cane demo is terrific. It’s been a long time since I’ve seen such intricate face caning. Overall her work makes me happy. Anita is a throwback to the early days of polymer when caning was king and I’m thrilled to see that this kind of work is still alive and well. Thanks to Victoria James for the link.

Exploration

Florida’s Barbara Desrosiers also explores God and nature using polymer. "My venture into mixed media began simply, with small wings formed of polymer clay. Working the clay frequently gives rise to the beginnings of an image," she says.

Barbara finds that mixed media offers a greater freedom than a single medium. She often uses polymer and adds wire, stones, gilding or bells for dimension.

Her site shows her work in other media and frequently she merges her processes.

Barbara quotes poet Robert Creeley, “…art is a gate, not a product.”

The tip comes from Susan Rose.

Icons

Nancy Preston has long been a student of belief systems. After years of reading, she abandoned her books and started building her own vocabulary of images in her artwork. The resulting collages of paper, polymer clay, beads, metal leaf and other materials show her broad interests (from Madonas to Bodhisattvas) and considerable talent.

Nancy is an art school graduate and special needs art teacher in Cortland, New York. She also teaches polymer clay classes. See the class list on her site. Another thanks to Susan Rose for the find.

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