Pennsylvania’s Lauren Cole Abrams(LaBeana) has returned to polymer clay, making graphically inspired, larger necklaces and brooches. She also makes a line of resin purse handles and buckles using molds of her polymer clay designs.
She explains, "I start by honing my designs on paper, drawing ideas from a lifetime of work in graphic arts and painting. Then I bring them to life using polymer clay, a process I enjoy in itself. From there I make RTV molds of the originals and cast them in resins…tinting them with different colorants, dyes and metal powders. When the pieces are cured, I remove them, sand and polish them and do any hand painting, staining, buffing and finishing they require."
Vacation note: I love looking at what other artists are reading. Here are a couple that I found on friends’ desks.
- The Gift – Creativity and the Artist in the Modern World by Lewis Hyde
- The Artist’s Mentor by Ian Jackman
Oh I shudder at the thought of snakes having experienced one far too close for comfort in South Africa. This is so realistic, perfectly cringing! Kylee
Oops this was supposed to be in response to the snake – above thread!