I like the bags of “inchies” swapped and then squirreled away in ziplocks in the back of the bottom drawer. They make me nostalgic and bring a smile. But much better to do what the Kentucky group did this year and create arty trinkets that you can wear or drape from shelves. Swappers received short […] Read more
Kentucky’s Chris Owens (chris325o) uses layers of Cernit metallic clays with a touch of Sculpey Souffle white to achieve this tree bark look. She’s made a big mokume gane veneer that wraps all around the Blue Bark Flask. Chris makes luscious mid-century modern patterns collide with woodsy colors. Usually, you hide a flask but I’d […] Read more
When the King of Hearts loses his Queen, we all grieve with him. Ron Lehocky’s wife Peg passed away on Monday, September 21, 2020, after a long and valiant battle with pancreatic cancer. What a wonderful partner she was to Ron! As a physician’s wife, she knew she shared him with countless patients and their […] Read more
What is it about these scrap collaborations that seem so au courant? Ron Lehocky uses Laurie Prophater’s scrap veneers to make controlled, comprehensible patterns. Ron makes order out of what looks like colorful chaos. That’s what we’re hungry for. Wouldn’t we all like to know how to make beauty and sense of what swirls around […] Read more
Ron Lehocky reflects our pain.
This batch of hearts from Ron Lehocky has an energy that I can’t quite explain. They buzz and vibrate in an unusual way. We’ve got a Skinner blend base with a layer of opposing Skinner blend slices that are accompanied by depressed dots. Up/down, in/out over shifting colors. My impulse is to fondle these delicious […] Read more
These robin canes from New Hampshire’s Jayne Dwyer closely mimic what I saw outside my kitchen window this morning. Jayne has a grasp of figurative caning matched by few other artists. Her shading and depth keep getting better. Jayne generously sends her cane ends to Ron Lehocky, Ohio inmates, and others. The caned images are […] Read more
…miles and miles and miles of heart…as the song goes. Ron Lehocky had a table full of his hearts at Clay Out West. Even as Ron struggles through his own bumps in the road he plods on to reach his goal of 50,000 hearts to support The Kids Project. StudioMojo will focus on all the […] Read more
There’s a lovely luminosity about these most recent hearts from Kentucky’s Ron Lehocky. The gold dots popping through watery colored layers lead us to summer’s end. Because Ron builds his hearts from lots of others’ scraps, it’s hard to know the provenance of the bits and pieces he uses. His heart brooches are lovely collaborations […] Read more
Happy birthday USA from Kentucky’s Ron Lehocky on Instagram with an assist from another cane donation from Maine’s Jayne Dwyer. These hearts were made using Jayne’s donated canes. “She created a subtly shaded stripe pattern that was awesome,” Ron says. Have a terrific holiday!