This square striped bangle from Carol Blackburn was just one of dozens of ideas and designs she presented in a small Santa Fe workshop this weekend. While Carol taught clever and deceptivly simple techniques she’s developed after years as a machine knitter, those techniques were only part of what was offered.
Tory Hughes then encouraged students to improvise and make Carol’s techniques their own. She guided students as they considered, “What do I want it to be?” and “How can I make this work with my style?”
Penina Meisels, photographer for the award-winning Terra Nova polymer book, tackled the process of photographing the created objects. She showed us how to arrange and light them to their best advantage. (These are my snapshots, not Penina’s beauty shots.)
This three-pronged approach packed a punch and may represent a new twist in polymer education which combines problem solving and development of personal style along with skills building.