The UK’s Bridget Derc has two 27 1/2″ square patio tables to cover with polymer tiles. She calculated how much clay she’d need and got busy.
Bridget shares many of her work in progress shots on Flickr. No two of the 18 tiles (each about 9″ square) are alike. Her meticulous arranging of the kaleidoscopic pieces is amazing.
She makes assembling hundreds of pieces look so effortless that we think, “Yeah, I could totally do that.” What is it about watching someone else work so diligently that allows us to forget the herculean effort involved?
Lots of clay, lots of math, lots of patience. Then lots of satisfaction having tea on your beautiful new tables.
South Australia’s Leah Radlett tales a different approach to mosaics. Her 4″ tiles are composed of round polymer elements.
Nice of Leah to share her in-progress shots. She starts with the background and works inward. which isn’t what you might have expected.
See more of her landscapes on Etsy and Instagram. She calls this one Joyful and says, “I’ve been blessed by so many nice comments about my work and it makes my heart happy to know that people enjoy my art.”
Ontario’s Lyn Tremblay completed these small tiles at the recent Morrisburg Polymer Clay Retreat. The colors on the wonderfully textured beach-like triptych are enhanced with pan pastels. See more on Facebook.
Deep conversation with house guests (and maybe that glass of wine) made me forget all about writing a post for Friday! PCD is a wee bit slow today.
Luckily my meandering assortment of discoveries, links, and ideas for Saturday’s StudioMojois already composed. Join us for some lovely weekend morsels to savor and explore.