True to its character, this polymer clay chameleon from Doreen Gay-Kassel blended right in with the other files on my desktop. How lovely to rediscover it.
Doreen (we last visited her in July) says she’s got some other new works to be posted on her site soon so check back often.
On another note…
Who knew that the discussion about copying techiques and designs would cause such a dustup? Sometimes it takes a person with some distance to bring clarity.
Pörrö from Finland suggested that the community develop a list of basic techniques and designs that are public. In that way we begin to set some boundaries and allow students to produce their works without fear that they’ve violated some unspoken ethic. "Try to find out what we as community see as basic knowledge rather than unique design," says Pörrö. No need to write Judith Skinner each time you roll out a blend (though I’m sure she’d like to hear from you).
Thanks for all the comments and for maintaining civility throughout. NPCG president Judy Belcher says the board will be looking at this issue and your ideas help.
Donna Kato has a luscious new pod bead series on her art page. Go bask in the color.