The Synergy from hell

Georg Dinkel goes to hell in polymer on PolymerClayDaily.com

Germany’s Georg Dinkel was the darling of the Synergy4 conference with his award-winning visions of heaven and hell in polymer.

His most recent small characters (which sold out quickly) allow him to complete a project in an evening. These creatures from hell (a la Hieronymus Bosch) give Georg a break from his complex architectural constructs that take months to build. The ship shown here was built over a metal gravy boat.

Synergy4 was a rich and energetic environment with perhaps the best presentations and most forward-looking projects yet. Georg has also posted some great shots from Synergy4.

My travel schedule continues and PCD posts will be sporadic for another week. In the meanwhile, please explore the archives and check in for updates. We’ll explore new ideas from Synergy4 at StudioMojo on Saturday. Join us there. 

The challenge of Synergy

Sage Bray reinterprets the Ice Plant for the Global Leaf Project

Lindly Haunani presented a lovely tour through the Global Leaf Brooch Design Challenge in a Synergy session yesterday. Lindly has graciously opened the Facebook group to the public so that you can scroll through the many entries like this Ice Plant brooch created by Sage Bray.

You’ll see the finished products and discover both their inspirations and their processes.

And you have a chance to join in! The project collected such interesting works from around the world that it will be ongoing. The details of the continuing effort will be posted shortly.

If you sense that I’m rushed, you’re right. Information and beauty swirl around the IPCA/Synergy4 conference participants and no one wants to miss a minute. Stay tuned for the full reports.

Color belles

Haunani bell beads on PolymerClayDaily.com

This is version #3 of Lindly Haunani’s latest bell bead experiment. See earlier iterations of her ideas on Facebook.

Now Lindly’s working out the mechanics of assembling these beads that fit into each other as they chase the design around your neck

Those beautiful blends are explained in Lindly and Maggie’s seminal color book, Color Inspirations.

The two belles of color, Lindly Haunani and Maggie Maggio, will both teach at Synergy4. You have a rare opportunity to hear their theories and learn their latest color tricks.

Haunani's Sagagious Color bracelet on PolymerClayDaily.com

Creative Journeys Studio posted a yummy video of another color technique bracelet that Lindly has developed for upcoming classes. A hit of luscious color starts your week on the right foot.

 

Sumptuous Color

Haunani on PCDaily

As you contemplate turning the page into 2017 let’s look ahead to Synergy4 next August. The theme is appropriately, A New Leaf.

I’m helping Lindly Haunani spruce up her website for the new year with exciting concepts that she’ll be teaching at Synergy4.

Haunani on PCDaily

Lindly’s Sumptuous Sagacious Color class will teach you five useful strategies that you can use to enhance harmony. You’ll learn how to create blends and patterns scaled for smaller pieces with dramatic effect.

These sophisticated blends relate gently with each other. See more on her site and sign up early to learn the newest twists and turns of color in polymer. Keep up with Lindly on Facebook.

Raise a glass to turning over a new leaf this weekend! Happy New Year!

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