Julie Eakes‘ latest polymer face cane started out from her pop art drawing. She chronicles her caning successes and misteps on her blog. Reading along is both instructional and entertaining as she remedies her mistakes.

To the left is a finished piece from the pop art cane. The pendant has a domed surface that you miss in this picture but which adds to its smooth sultriness (achieved with olive oil, I believe).

Julie doesn’t sell much of her work, preferring to experiment, teach and share her art and her humor. Her new book just out is “Clay Classics Inspired by Zentangle.”

  • reply Debi Scott ,

    Can you tell me more about your reference to using “olive oil”!? Is this something to use to smooth out the surface before baking?? Can you leave the oil on the clay as it bakes?

    • reply Sue Sutherland ,

      Julie,I love the new face. She is perfect in the heart bezel…glad you didn’t “move away from the table”. Cynthia, thanks for the morning chuckle. I’ll never be able to make salad again without laughing. Some images last forever!

      • reply jana ,

        I, too, am grinning….Julie is a _treasure_ in our community, with her talent and her ability to make us all laugh ’til our faces hurt. Her face canes astound. I’m so grateful to know her….just hearing her name makes me smile. Olive Oil (or is it “Oulve Oul”)? Julie, do tell 🙂

        • reply jan montarsi ,

          Julie Your work amazes me, I love the pop art cane the one on the left looks like an anime cartoon and she’s just about speak. Cant wait to get your book!!

          • reply Julie ,

            Very funny Cynthia. I got a big laugh today. Don’t worry Debi, the “olive oil” has nothing to do with polymer clay.

            • reply Alison Torres ,

              • reply Sandra D. ,

                Incredible work. I’m speechless.

                • reply Leslie Dawson ,

                  Your face canes are absolutely divine!!! Secret??

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