French connections

In case you missed this link from yesterday’s globe-spanning comments, you’ll want to look at the glowing colors and distinctive wirework of France’s Celine (aka gRIS bLEu). She credits Melanie West for the inspiration for some of her organic, oceanic pieces.

Celine also experiments with simulating the heavily patterned lampworked beads of German artist, Melanie Moertel in polymer clay. (Moertel’s beads are reminiscent of Kathleen Dustin’s in some ways.) While both experiments are derivative, Celine’s own sensibilities make the work unmistakably hers.

If you’re like me, you’ll follow these links all over Europe thanks to yesterday’s comment from Eva.

New Nom: Susan Lomuto’s work, now under the more appropriate heading of, is unmistakable too. Susan’s wide ranging tastes and impeccable tastes will keep your muse in fine fettle.


  • reply Melanie West ,

    Brava Celine! Terrific work! I especially like “funky patchwork.” It is an honor to be of inspiration, but I must say, while there is a delicious organic feel in much of her work, I see none of my own work in Celine’s – she definitely has a clear voice of her own.

    And so far as Melanie Moertel’s lampworked beads… I’m totally gobsmacked (that means stunned and amazed). I don’t think I’ve ever seen anything like it – and I have a think for artist grade lampworked beads. Brava, I say! Hmmmm… I wonder if she would like to barter. 😉

    • reply jana ,

      Cynthia…I love that you are featuring folks from around the globe. PC and its artists can be found in every corner of the world, not just in the U.S., and they’re doing such incredible things! It’s really great to see a broader range of PC artists being noticed. Thanks much..

      • reply Eva/le Loup ,

        Good morning,
        thank you quoted me, I do not have much merit, I surf too much!
        You have brought many visitors to my CASA, thank you for that, too!
        See you later. ;-))

        • reply Carrie ,

          Thats a very neat looking trick. The beads are lovly!

          Leave a comment