Jana Lehmann (Feeliz) from Stuttgart, Germany, has added a blog (in addition to her Flickr pages) where you can watch her polymer clay progress.
Taking classes with Grant Diffendaffer and Donna Kato helped her refine her technique and find her own “cosmic” voice. Jana’s playful planets and dimensional space beads are smartly crafted from a bright luscious color palette.
The color studies she’s created from lessons in Lindly and Maggie’s color book look like paint store swatches and make me want create a new set.
Maureen Carlson ,
I appreciate how we now have access to fresh voices in polymer clay from around the world. Thank you, Cynthia, for bringing some of them to our attention. It makes for a bigger pond in which to play.
I remember back in the early 90’s being at a crafts trade show in Chicago where I was demoing FIMO for AMACO. On the bus back to the hotel I sat beside a German businessman who asked why I was carrying a toaster oven. When I explained what I was creating, and showed him some millefiori pieces, he was surprised, as his perception was that in Germany FIMO was considered primarily to be a childrens’ craft material.
Things have now come full circle, as FIMO had it’s roots in Germany in the 30’s, and now we’re being inspired by the German artists. And so the circles continue to swirl and mix and evolve. Lovely.
Love those colors and designs!
I love the color and the cosmic beads. Her art really shows her range of skill. A real creative outlet and burst of color.
Thanks for the nice comments.
You are right, Cynthia. If I hadn’t been in Grant’s class, I wouldn’t have a thing for embossing tools. And Donna’s work is always an inspiration for me. Thank you!
Annette Whitbeck ,
Could you please tell me where to order the wooden pen blacks that you use. I haven’t been able to find them. Thank You,Annette Whitbeck