Rest in Peace • Judy Belcher
March 13, 1962 – July 13, 2022
Rest in Peace • Judy Belcher
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Hawaii’s Christi Friesen celebrates Shark Week with a special collection of her ghoulies and says, “We’re gonna need a cuter boat!”
A week with grandsons has changed my perspective and educated me. I’ll be sorting out what I learned and sharing what I fished for and caught online in StudioMojo. Suhweet edition.
Wales’ Ellen Randall lets you zoom right in on her delicate works. She has a steady hand and a deft touch that position each stem and leaf and dot in its rightful place on her earrings. Not many of us can achieve such neatness.
Luckily there’s room for us more ham-handed, slap-dash types. “It takes all kinds,” as they say.
Still, Ellen’s steady small compositions reassure us that perfection still exists in a very imperfect world.
Talk about a statement necklace! This piece from California’s Phil Porter (philporterartjewelry) is unabashedly dramatic.
It makes a chin up, shoulders back, look-at-me entrance. Juicy colors, nested spikes, and tubes of dots wrapped up with a flourish of curly tendrils. Let the party begin.
It’s Friday and Phil’s necklace arrives just in time for our Saturday party over at StudioMojo. Mojoers scoured the hottest studios and the coolest shows to start the summer with color and surprise. Join the party.
Australia’s Heidi Helyard’s smooth droplets of bright colors poke up through perfect holes in a heavily textured white circle of clay.
A fantastic volcanic eruption? The mischievous imaginings of a happy child bubbling up? A clever girl fooling around?
Heidi’s simple pendant doesn’t rely on her clay skills. It leans on whimsy and spirit and fun.
Oregon’s Lea Gordiner (jibeaux) has fussed and fiddled with this dog sculpture and she may not be done yet.
She gave the head a plaintive twist and sealed the deal with a ready leash. Lea knows her dogs. Dressed and ready. Who could refuse?
You can see how Lea pondered every move in her work-in-progress shots on Instagram.
StudioMojo will look at lots of ideas being formulated, trends emerging, works-in-progress this week. That’s not to say you have to follow the crowd. In fact, we urge the opposite. Join us to see why.
It’s not just the sculpting that draws us into this curvaceous mermaid from Virginia’s Christine Harris. The watery purples, aquas, and blues pull us underwater and into her world of sea creatures.
Christine is a convert to CosClay polymer. Bask in the glamor and drama of her sculpts.
Ron Lehocky made this bevy of bowls after Lindly’s recent class in Kentucky. It’s comforting to know that even after he’s made 50,000 hearts, he still needs to practice just like the rest of us. Amazing!
Do your fingers need to wrestle the clay before you can you’re certain that a concept has lodged itself securely in your noggin?
No matter how many pages of instructions I have, my fingers insist on fumbling through the twists and turns.
Ron’s an overachiever, as you can see. I’ll consider myself a star if I can come away from Lindly’s Columbus class in October with a fraction of that. We have a few seats left! Come play with us.
See what outrageousness and oddities we’ve scooped up for this Saturday’s StudioMojo. Keeping up with our art medium is always surprising and fun.
Minnesota’s Sherstin Schwartz (lifeofapaintbrush) notes that some viewers may recognize her latest creation as very Fordite-like. That’s what they named the paint slag chipped from the paint booth walls of various automotive plants in the 40’s.
Sherstin prefers to think of her undulating and swirling polymer layers as alien agate.
She’ll probably turn them into flowers (that’s what she does) but you may see undulating layers of stone or picture the residue from a paint booth in Detroit. Enjoy them in their natural state.