Two Ohio polymer clay artists in my local arts show make this a rich and easy Monday.
Pat Bolgar mixes seed beads, stones, silver and PMC in balanced and complementary ways. No element outweighs the others and the resulting textures hold your interest. Micro glass balls embedded in polymer on some of the beads give them an elegant touch.
Valerie Wright turns ordinary kitchen utensils into much more by covering handles with precise and impeccably finished polymer clay canework. Her counter-intuitive (and easy) method of creating fine stripes is explained in Barbara McGuire’s Creative Canes book.
You can see Valerie’s pieces and more of Pat’s work on the page I composed from pictures I took on my stroll around the show.