Claire Wallis’ water cane will make you want to dive into your studio this week. Her watery blue polymer canes could have been skimmed right off the surface of the pool. Collectors can wear the beach around their necks.
A group of us tried Claire’s striped cane tutorial that appeared in the November issue of ArtJewelry magazine. Wouldn’t you like to test this one? Maybe we can get Claire to write it up in time for summer.
Take one television show, 5 pounds of clay, 50 patterned canes, 4800 slices, a 30″x 40″ canvas and what do you end up with? A lovely portrait of actress Sophie Turner from the Game of Thrones television series.
Well that’s what you end up with if you’re Julie Eakes. She brings plenty of intensity and expertise to her latest project…to say nothing of the hours and hours she spent assembling it. The subtle skin tones were a big challenge.
Not only is this Julie’s most ambitious mosaic piece, it’s also the one she’s most proud of. Follow the in-progress shots and explanations on her blog. Then fast-forward through the construction on YouTube.
Julie’s also been unveiling her work on Facebook. Thanks for letting us look over your shoulder, Julie.
This Nordic Knit polymer perfume case from Francoise Haon (Arliane) is black and white, of course.
What’s not clear is if the pattern is the result of mighty impressive canework or some other technique.
Patterns as precise as this make canemakers envious. Could she have extruded the tiny components? We’ll have to wait to see if Francoise gives us a clue. Take a look at the rest of Francoise’s Nordic line on her blog,her online shop and Facebook. What’s your guess?