Carol teaches her own distinct way of stacking and mark-making that results in dense and jewel-like layers. There’s something exciting about the first slice through the layers and then there’s the excitement of figuring out how to make use of every lovely bit of magic.
Shannon Tabor’s (CharlestonClay) series of squares shows her abstract paintings combined with polymer to great effect!
Were her swirling images inspired by the storm? She’s from South Carolina and I’m hoping she’s dry.
The polymer mokume gane pieces are mounted with lifts that make them appear to float above the canvases. The triptych will be sold as a set. See them on Instagram.
Shannon’s brainstorm enlivens her paintings and shows us a tantalizing twist.
This cosmic-looking mokume gane brooch from Moscow’s Juliya Laukhina stopped me in my tracks. Turns out, a while ago Juliya’s home caught fire and she and her family moved to another place. She’s finally feeling settled and safe.
“The tragic mood has already passed, everything will be fine. I will sculpt here, but it takes time while we settle down. A beautiful night like this I wish to all. Sculpt, create, create! It is not so important that others buy or not, appreciate or not, it is important for the tranquility of the soul to create something,” she says.
This superfast video from Moscow’s Galka-Vasina starts the day with a most welcome kick in the pants!
I had admired how foggy and amorphous her graphic-patterned terra cotta beads looked. One glance at the video and you’ll be smacking your forehead like I did. Nuff said!
Looks like they’re soon doing a live online event about these methods if you care to figure out the time change.
A browse through the photos of Italy’s Alessia Bodini is like skipping through her brain.
Alessia experiments and turns the pieces that speak to her into designs that please her. She shapes and reshapes until her eye is happy.
Albuquerque’s Barb Fajardo has tweaked and tried every variation of her mokume gane. Her color choices are striking and her compositions are amazing. Now she’s trying to do less.
“I’m loving making earrings these days since I’ve recently forgone sanding. I’ve gotten lots of great feedback on the matte finish,” Barb says.
Is there a step in your work that you need to rethink and dial back?
Join us at StudioMojo Saturday where we look at lots of alternative approaches to work. Bigger? Brighter? Simpler? Crazier? Sure! Why not? Pop on over for a walk on the sometimes wilder side.