I couldn't resist sharing this "Beauty" link with you. This short video clip says it all.
Klew's palette is right in season. Here she's taken one of her lovely focal beads and surrounded it with stones and beads covered with seed beads (click on the image for a larger view since I haven't described it adequately). She calls it "Serendipity." It's new and a lovely thing to behold.
Klew says she's adding more of her work to her web site so be sure to browse there.
California's Margaret Angelo creates one-of-a-kind polymer clay animal head sculptures on jester sticks. While it sounds silly and her site is truly a riot of pictures and video and sounds, what will stop you in your tracks is the lifelike quality of her works.
The animals in particular seem very real – even with the funny hats and collars. It's a lively way to start your week. Thanks to Susan Rose again.
And in the spirit of the season, today we bring you the figures and automata of Chomick and Meder. These sculptures contain a great combination of alluring and repulsive. Most of the sculptures are produced in resin but they're obvious cousins of polymer clay. The series pictured at the left is called "Pin Heads."
It's a dark and stormy morning…just the right kind of day to visit Michelle Steele. Michelle's an Ohio girl (she lists her age as 106) who's been sculpting away since we last took a look in December. It's worth another cruise through her updated site. Her work is dark and wonderful.
Happy birthday to Susan Rose and her PolymerClayNotes.com. Susan has generously shared her finds with me over the past year and now she's launching her own site concentrating on polymer clay techniques and tools. There are other such sites but few webmasters have her sleuthing ability and her panache.
I found the fondant rolling pin above through a link on Susan's site and was lusting after the lovely dotted fabric it makes. My husband suggested that I make my own roller out of polymer clay. Of course! There were a few other things, however….
Happy first birthday to the Polymer Clay Guild at the Lexington Arts and Crafts Society (LACS). The young guild is collaborating with the New England Bead Society (Beadesigner International) to celebrate the guild's first birthday and the bead society's twentieth. The birthday show runs October 7-21 at the Parson's Gallery in Lexington, Massachusetts. The purse shown here is by member Karen Swiech.
And speaking of guilds, you should note that the national guild has posted its 2007 Progress and Possibilities juried exhibition application forms. Entries are due by April 1.
Elise Winters has added some delicious new work to her site. What a great way to start your week. I'm particularly fond of her undulating cuff bracelets.
Elise also participated in one of Craftcast's podcasts. The half hour show starts slowly but it's worth persisting (or fast-forwarding) to the second half when Elise talks about envy, inspiration and pricing.
Elise is a spokesperson for the Englewood Hospital Breast Cancer Walk for Awareness on October 22. As a thank you, Elise sends donors a small polymer clay pink ribbon pin.
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.
I'm just flabbergasted by the polymer clay sculptures of Maria Brito now on display in the Bernice Steinbaum Gallery in Miami, Florida. In this show, 20 white polymer clay tableaux depict in three dimensions the themes from Los Caprichos, the "black paintings" of Francisco de Goya from the late 1700s.
Says Brito, "I began to work with polymer clay making small figures. And the more I worked with it the more I got to know its pros and cons. I was able to achieve a degree of detail that I was really enjoying."
Thanks to Susan Rose for sharing this link and introducing us to these marvelous sculptures.