Wilkes found objects found

Lori Wilkes (Millori) has a knack for integrating found objects with polymer clay. This bracelet includes antique china embedded in polymer. Her transfers are an intriguing mix of old images on backgrounds of bright modern colors and she’s working on an “industrial meets organic” concept.

What amazes me is that I’ve overlook Lori’s work and she lives just a few miles away from me here in Ohio! It was only by thumbing through bead magazines at the library that I ran into her work. It’s great to start the week with a new name and a new website (plus blog, Etsy, Flickr) on our list.

Happy Birthday to the Muse

Happy second birthday to Susan Lomuto and her Daily Art Muse blog. She’s the yin to PCDaily’s yang, full of inspiration and ideas. And she’s the queen of web research which she’s shared liberally with me over the course of our blog lives. Thank you, thank you.

Who better to help Susan celebrate than Sylvie Perrin, the French Queen Of Clay, whose blog has been resurrected from a computer disaster. Oh, the funny characters she has created to help us celebrate! Scroll around. Go enjoy. Happy birthday.

Turtle weekend

This polymer clay turtle magnet that Camille Young made for her Grandpa is perfect for Friday. Camille’s work is innovative and wide ranging and I’m grasping at this latest piece in the hope that she’ll show us more.

Next week we’ll tap into my stash of Halloween art. Polymer clay artists love Halloween. How did that happen?

It’s been a stressful week for all Americans and I could use a slow and easy "turtle" weekend. Have a good one.

Weltman’s new book

Ronna Weltman’s polymer clay brooch called “Three-Ring Circus” seemed an appropriate feature today in the middle of our country’s craziness.

This crisp .pdf sneak peak at Ronna’s new book on polymer clay and wire is the perfect thing to distract your thoughts and brighten your day. Ancient Modern is coming out from Interweave Press in the spring.

“As much as I enjoy making art, I probably get more joy teaching and helping others find their voice in art and jewelry,” says Ronna. Check out her class schedule.