FOLLOWFRIDAY: Kristin Vaughn

Kristin Vaughn assembles her fabric canes for her huge audience on PolymerClayDaily.com

Iowa’s Kristin Vaughn (ShopHillsideStudio) boasts about her booming polymer business. If you’ve been tracking canes that repeat in a fabric-like method you’ve probably ended up at Kristin’s site. You’ve got to have a vision, an eye-pleasing palette, and scads of small graphic canes to make this work. Kristin has all of that.

She’s been working with polymer for 6 years and has a whopping 141,000 followers. I can’t fathom that. Kristin welcomes your mucking about in her site where you can watch her assemble these babies.


It’s Friday! Consider this post an invite to join us for our StudioMojo Happy Hour on Saturday. I’d love to pop my flashy, chatty roundup of the best in polymer in your inbox. Come dish with us.

Switch blades

Nadege Honey swaps blades for a change on PolymerClayDaily.com

Is your wavy blade feeling neglected? Is it calling to you from the back of a crowded drawer?

UK’s Nadege Honey gives ho-hum stripes some zig-zag pizazz by setting the straight blade aside and using a wavy one instead as she creates a slab of pattern.

Not rocket science but a welcome change.

FOLLOWFRIDAY: Byunamofficial

ByUnaMOfficial creates designs with an eye to her future on PolymerClayDaily.com

Your artist’s eye is probably drawn to leaves at this time of year. If so, you’ll want to spend some time on our pick for FOLLOWFRIDAY: Byunamofficial

At the end of a wild google goose chase, it turns out that these sophisticated luminous earrings are created by Una. She’s a 15-year old who creates in Sweden. She started with origami in 2015 and gravitated to polymer. Una wants to be the next Chanel.

The juxtaposition of the irregular shapes cleverly mimics leaves falling. The striated patterns add to the leafy effect and she envisions them in a range of metallic sheens and colors. You’ll want to follow this young designer.


In this week’s StudioMojo, we’ll discuss an intriguing theft, a no-fail glue, a must-try class. I keep my ear to the ground and my nose to the grindstone for your Saturday morning enjoyment. Join the party. 

Polymer FrootLoops

Liat Weiss serves up a spoonful of earrings for breakfast on PolymerClayDaily.com

Is this a crazy world or what?

You won’t have any trouble convincing Toronto’s Liat Weiss (Dewdrop.Inc) of that notion.

“Truly from the bottom of my heart thank you for allowing me to make froot loops out of clay as part of my living.” she marvels to her followers

Liat makes very realistic breakfast cereal earrings out of polymer and you can watch her here.

Stuck on cheeriness

It’s the dots and the unbridled cheeriness of these vases from Michigan’s Holly and Jake Klaus (Sun_sprinkles) that got me going.

It’s also because I also finally found an adhesive that will secure polymer like this in place. I know this because I tried to remove a polymer piece I accidentally glued a tile and could not, no way, no how.

I don’t recommend products on PCD so I’ll direct you over to StudioMojo for that info. Drop me an email if you’d like a free sneak peek.

FOLLOW FRIDAY: BlossomandClay

Sally Kirk makes an insanely complex quilt on PolymerClayDaily.com

You probably wouldn’t have thought that Texas’ Sally Kirk (Blossomandclay) would build her intricate quilt this way. My head goes right to extrusion but no, I was wrong.

Sally is considering cutting this slab up into a collection that lots of people can share. Kind of a reverse quilting bee.

The quilt took 30 hours to assemble and she’ll be cutting it up for sale in October.

Sally calls it her Insanity quilt.


Jump on over to StudioMojo.org for a weekend dose of creativity. We’ll shop the big shows, introduce ourselves to the new sellers and take a look at their wares…all from the comfort of home. 

 

Picking up where I left off

Cynthia Tinapple dusts off old bowls and adds new on PolymerClayDaily
Cynthia Tinapple dusts off old bowls and adds new on PolymerClayDaily

This Mendocino bowl brings back memories. I made it while on vacation with friends in California some years back.

I loved that walnut bowl and its polymer inlaid pattern. The photo is being used to promote an upcoming exhibit of works by seven black and seven white artists.

I decided to revive these lively stripes on a new bowl. Finally, I’m tackling the stack of polymer-ready bowls turned by my husband. The bowls languished in my studio while life got strange and creativity waned.

I’m excited (and nervous). Can I do it again? Come back next week to see. Can you tell that I’m forcing myself to finish this project?

Hold me to it.