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.
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.