I love the interplay of the gradations on this piece by Catherine Verdiere from Le Havre, France featured on her Ethno-Polymere blog. There’s a wealth of novel ideas and clever solutions on her site.
And her French/English translations are a real help. I’ll have to figure out how she does that. (Oh, she translates it herself since she’s an English teacher! Nice to be bilingual.) Nothing like a lovely new discovery from Susan Rose to shake me out of the doldrums.
I have seen her work in real (not in pictures) and it’s wonderfull. Color, technique, ideas,… evrything is perfect in her work.
she deserves the honor of a post on your blog.
Wonderful blog by the way. Thank you very much for the sharing.
Thank you so much Cynthia and Susan for this post. I was very surprised when I did my PCD daily visit to come across my own jewelry!!! And to answer your questioning about the translation, Cynthia, it is my own. Before I started working full time in jewelry design, I used to teach English: that helps for the blog, and I’m glad you appreciate 🙂
Best wishes, and thank you too for your work on this wonderful blog; it’s a real pleasure to check everyday what is going on in the international polymer clay community.
Sherry Bailey ,
Hi Catherine! (I just know you will check back!) I LOVE your Skinner blend pieces — the optical illusiont of one of the bigger beads in the black and white necklace is perfect — it really looks sculpted in 3 dimensions, but I’m sure it’s really flat. NICE work!!
(Didn’t I meet you at Ravensdale??)
Julie Picarello ,
Catherine is on my shortlist of favorite artists…her intriguing use of color blends and her electic designs never fail to capture my attention (and my awe!). Thanks for the link!
Thank you to all of you for your messages, I am really touched and pleased by your comments 🙂
ValÃ©rie, j’espÃ¨re que tu vas bien,Ã§a m’a fait trÃ¨s plaisir de te rencontrer. Peut-Ãªtre Ã une prochaine rÃ©union?
Hi Sherry ( you’re right, I’m checking back!) I think the bead you’re talking about may be the ONE bead in the necklace that is not actually flat!!! I’m talking about the one that is not blended. It’s a sheet of white clay raised above the black base bead. It’s got a hole in the middle in which I inserted a ball of clay.But the gap between the black and white doesn’t show on the pic. I wanted to add contrast not only through both colors, but also through the dimensional side, and through the touch. The not-flat bead is slightly textured so it has a grainy feel, whereas the blended beads are covered with resin and are really smooth. I like this necklace as well, but unfortunately I haven’t got much time to create big pieces at the moment; I just wish I had a whole week to myself …
I would have loved to meet you at Ravensdale, but unfortunately I have not been there yet…
Julie, I was on your site browsing through your jewerly pieces the other day and I thought to myself how neat and soft and elegant they were. Very nice work!
Melanie West ,
Excellent work, Catherine! Your craftmanship is super, and your sense of design just delightful! A real inspiration. 😀
Thanks a lot Melanie 😀