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This very large hollow crackle pendant with a carved edge from Canada’s Claire Maunsell bursts with color, texture and excitement. Claire teaches the first class at the new Galerie Freisleben in Ubersee in August.

She says, ” I think you’ll agree that we can expect this gallery to be an exciting hub for all things polymer now and in the future, and I’m just so excited to be part of it!”

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Claire is teaching surfaces in Ubersee and traveling to other venues to share her own brand of hollow forms. Claire comes from a background in hot glass so her approach to surfaces and hollow forms in polymer is quite different from others.

I’m returning to Ohio from Canada today with a renewed appreciation for the mellow Canadian vibe. My 3-year-old grandson is floating on a cloud after a visit to the top of the CN Tower in Toronto. Who knew that tickets to a tourist attraction and a ride in a glass elevator could bring such happiness? Ah, the joys of grandparenting.

  • reply Debbie ,

    Wish I’d knew you were coming to Toronto, Cynthia. I could have been your tour guide. 🙂

    • reply ali ,

      Those colors are gorgeous. They remind me of a brilliant sunset. The crackle effect is very cool, too.

      • reply Diana ,

        Actually her first class is not next week, but in August .

        • reply Debbie Crothers ,

          Wow these beads are beautiful. Well done Claire – I love your work.

          • reply claire maunsell ,

            Thank you so much for featuring these pieces, Cynthia! To be honest, I am simultaneously thrilled and terrified at the prospect of teaching at such an amazing place. But I do think too that it’s important to step out of one’s comfort zone to reach a little higher and connect with the art community to share and learn. I’m sure, too, that we’ll see many fantastic polymer artists at this facility before long – Loretta Lam is going in October! The outward ripples will be great to watch….especially now that I’ve seen the student list!

            • reply Loretta ,

              Go Claire Go!!! It’s going to be wonderful and you will get over the “stage fright” or whatever it is in no time flat!! Enjoy every minute.

            • reply Sandra ,

              Great effect.

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