Rattan and polymer

Victoria James embellishes baskets with polymer on PolymerClayDaily.com

California’s Victoria James shapes polymer clay into bottoms and tops for her woven baskets.

Look at her Flickr site to see how she makes a polymer base to begin her weaving or fashions a lid to top off a basket.

For years Victoria was best known for her natural texture sheets made from patterns harvested from the woods. It looks like you can still buy them on her website.

Victoria’s pace has been slow and steady. Her works take time. The concept of working at your own pace will be front and center in this week’s StudioMojo where we’ll look at the tension between creativity and efficiency. Join us!

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  • reply Christine Damm ,

    Her texture plates were my favorites before I learned how to make my own! The still feature frequently in my polymer veneer sheets.

    • reply Diane Honegger ,

      Victoria James.

      • reply Victoria ,

        The people in my polymer guild, Clayville California, and my basket guild, Great Basin Basketmakers are the best!
        Their inspiration and kindness are a constant positive force that provides momentum in my own ebb and flow of energy and creativity.
        Is that a sentence?
        I have so much to be thankful for, and you Cynthia are one of those things!
        And well, you are a person, not a thing, Thank you!

        • reply Lorrene Baum-Davis ,

          Her name is Victoria James.

          • reply LaLa Ortiz ,

            Cynthia, it’s “Victoria” James not Virginia, OOPS!

            I love her work SO much!!!! She sent me these photos a few weeks ago and my jaw hit the floor! STUNNING, as usual!

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