Yesterday's post reminded me of these recent pictures of a slice of a polymer clay face cane that Maureen Carlson gently brought to life. I watched her ease a fresh cane slice made by Klew over a face-shaped dome of clay, transforming it into a much more lifelike piece. I was amazed at the impact of the third dimension and at how simply it was accomplished (in the hands of an expert).
Have a colorful fall weekend.
Melanie West ,
I LOVE it!
I’m not much for face canes, but forming it overa 3D form transforms it into something… well, something else! Very cool. Thanks for the inspiration!!
It was fun seeing these photos on the site. Thanks! And thanks to Karen Lewis – Klew – for the slice of freshly made face cane which I used to make the sculpted face.
As for my inspiration, one of my then 14 year old students, Michael Christoph, was the person who first showed me a sculpted millefiori face. I was amazed. It is such a simple idea, but one that had never occurred to me.
Gin Martin ,
This is such a wonderful idea! Thank you so much for sharing.
Marty Woosley ,
I was lucky enough to get to watch Maureen make this face from a slice of Klew had provided and it was amazing. I want to try it soon but need to make that face cane! I think the secret is having patience and a good size slice along with years of experience and talented eyes and hands. What fun it was to see this transformation.
Polymer Clay Notes » dimensions ,
[…] a few weeks ago cynthia tinapple posted a picture of a face cane slice that maureen carlson expertly manipulated into a 3-d face. i immediately thought that this technique offered another dimension (pun intended!) for polymer clay artists to explore. no need to limit this to face cane slices – oh, the possibilities are endless! i found instructions that are sure to get your wheels turning this morning. the pictures are a bit fuzzy, but you get the general idea. […]