Extreme Mokume from McGuire

Making mokume gane in polymer clay is an exercise in finding the balance between control and chaos. It can easily become a jumble of patterns and a stew of colors. These mokume earrings and pendant by Barbara McGuire show what can happen when you master the technique.

Barbara is teaching her “Extreme Mokume Gane” (as well as two “faces” classes) at Bead and Button in Minneapolis Milwaukee this June.

A list of all the polymer clay classes being offered at Bead and Button is available here. Thanks to Ronna Weltman for the heads-up.

  • reply stef ,


    • reply Cheryl ,

      Barbara taught us these Mokume Class at the BRPCG in May of 2008. The instructions were easy to follow and I actually finished a few pieces by the end of the class. I’ve watched her on the Carol Duvall Show, and finally got to meet her in person and see her artwork. I had a great time and now have wonderful finished necklaces to show off.

      • reply Sue Whelan ,

        I think everything Barb McGuire does is awesome! She’s one of my poly clay heroes and had more to do with inspiring me than any other artist. How I would love to take a class from her. I hope to go to Milwaukee next year.

        • reply Marlene Brady ,

          Barbara is also teaching this class at Art Unraveled in Phoenix, AZ on August 10, 2009. You can still register up until the time of class. I can’t wait! Her Mokume Gane is exquisite!

          • reply ?arovni?ka ,

            nice, i like this ..

            • reply Mihai Ciupe ,

              Beautiful work. I like the simplicity of the design and the selective use ofcolor.
              Very nice work indeed!!!

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