Polymer bowls and tiles

It’s been a while since we’ve visited polymer bowl (and tile) maker Emily Squires Levine from Philadelphia.

Emily’s bowls usually include a thread of solid color among the cane slices to lead your eye along and to give the pieces a touch of whimsy. This 11″ tall pot includes a shock of grass along its rim.

Emily has also developed a way of arranging cane slices on a flat square and then coating the assemblage with resin to create accent tiles that can be used in kitchens.

These 3D accents with their smooth rounded edges beg to be examined closely. Oh, and don’t miss her egg collection.

Jeannie Havel (pcPolyzine) decided she needed to toot Emily’s horn and sent in the link. Thanks! Remember to find a deck of cards and measure some clay this weekend.

  • reply Christine Damm ,

    For me, the grass fringe and the uneven cane line at the top of the vase and the dancing lines of canes really set this creation apart. And the color is divine!

    • reply Selma ,

      Abslolutely amazing! Everything that she does is pure art. Many techniques in one place makes a lovely setting. I enjoyed looking at her gallery and her work! Simply irreplaceable! 😀

      • reply Pati Bannister ,

        I love the colors and the rhythms, not to mention the whimsy of the grasses; great piece!

        • reply Lynn Lunger/UnaOdd ,

          Wow! Emily’s work certainly is lovely! I really love the grass. A striking piece.

          • reply Meg Newberg ,

            I followed the link to the eggs. They are beautiful! It would be nice to decorate some eggs that don’t have to be sanded and polished as that takes so long!

            • reply Trina Williams ,

              I, too, loved the pot and the eggs are very creative. Love the openwork. I learned some great mold tips from Sarah Shriver last weekend that might carry over to eggs. I am ready to do the measuring but have been laid low this week by bronchits with an inchies challenge and a PC deadline looming ahead. I think I need a nap!

              • reply Libby Mills ,

                Emily’s work is really wonderful. It’s great to see her featured here. I love the bowl with the grass elements!

                • reply SANDRA ,


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