Maybe others can fill in the blanks here. It’s fun to look at the works of Danqing Coldwell. Apparently there was an article about her in the February 2000 Jewelry Crafts magazine but I missed it.
The artist moved from Beijing to Tokyo to Oklahoma…an interesting story which plays itself out in her found objects, metal and clay collages. Enjoy the pictures and we’ll fill in the rest of the story as we discover it.
Joyce Fritz is one of those polymer artists without a site (sigh). Luckily Susan Rose found Joyce’s work in the Niche Magazine catalog and brought it to my attention. Joyce is famous for her exquisite bugs…take a look.
Friday’s post and video clip generated a lot of interest. As SL Savarick points out, the video is from an up and coming studio in NYC called 1st Avenue Machine. You’ll be seeing a lot of their work, I’m sure. Here’s how RES magazine describes this piece which is the video for the music "Sixes Last" by Alias.
Reflecting Arvind Palep’s fascination with the disappearing boundaries between organic and constructed life, the video questions the long-term effects of widespread genetic engineering while simultaneously creating a gorgeous array of futuristic life forms. …the clip depicts strangely familiar, remarkably active plants with perfectly formed petals and stems, moving to the song’s beat.
Jon Anderson’s "FimoCreations" is an Arizona family business that’s been around for over ten years. A prolific artist, Jon’s animal sculptures appear in galleries all around the country. His animals are densely covered with exceptionally intricate cane work in muted colors.
His work is nicely photographed on his web site and it’s a pleasure to browse. Thanks to Robin Johnston for bringing the site to our attention.
Carol’s secret is backfilling. She cuts into raw clay with cutters or blades, bakes and then backfills into the baked clay. Or she makes impressions in the raw clay, bakes and backfills. It’s a simple technique that Carol has taken to a whole new level.
A British guild member, Carol first arrived at Sandy Camp in 2004 when she couldn’t return her airline tickets purchased for the canceled national show that year. She’s been coming back ever since. Carol makes great tassels as well…but that’s for another day.
There are some great polymer clay classes listed during the June Bead and Button Show in Milwaukee. The picture at the left shows a sample from Nan Roche’s extrusion class. Other teachers include Celie Fago, Christi Friesen, Diane Villano, Jackie Truty, Lindly Haunani, Lisa Pavelka, Kim O’Neill, Julia Sober and Pat Kimle.
I was looking for a class that would teach me how to construct those bountiful bracelets from yesterday’s posting. But they’re filled already! Book your classes online now.
If you can get to Obsidian Gallery in Tucson before April 15, you’re in for a treat. Cynthia Toops is showing some of her new work with Chuck Domitrovich at the gallery. The meticulousness of her micro mosaic work and the brilliance of her designs are nothing short of spectacular.
There aren’t many pictures on Obsidian’s site…just enough to whet your appetite.
Or if you’re on the east coast during March, stop in at Mobilia Gallery in Cambridge, Massachusetts and see the newest works from Ford and Forlano.
For larger pictures of their latest works (plus lots of other wonderful jewelers’ works), visit the Bellagio Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina.