I couldn’t help myself. I spent a perfect summer day claying with friends in the neighborhood (more on that this weekend). I indulged my love of polka dots and paired them with my Matisse obsession. Soon I’ll have some to sell.
Extrude each color through a circle die to get consistently sized round logs. Wrap sections of the extruded logs with your background color (I used white). Then extrude that wrapped log through a square die. Assemble the squares into a cane.
Tomorrow it’s back to looking at your work instead of mine. Sometimes you need a playful diversion.
Kentucky’s Bobbi Fraser Davis finished this lovely entry for the Louisville Artisan Guild Annual Exhibit. She shows a grouping of tiger lilies in pinks and rose colors mosaicked on a 5.5″ square shallow polymer dish in rusts and tans.
It’s time for guild shows and fair exhibits. Go ahead, jump in with your work.
These canes, veneers and finished pieces come from a student (not sure which one) in the small intensive classes with Meisha Barbee, Dayle Doroshow and Julie Eakes in Durfort, France.
What luscious colors and fashionable floral shapes with a very French feeling!
Thumb through Julie’s gorgeous photos on Facebook to see how a week with these three powerhouse polymer teachers. While classes were intensive study, there was obviously some serious frolicking around the countryside. What a dream vacation.
Germany’s Eva Thissen says that she doesn’t work as intensively with polymer these days but she still enjoys it immensely. Her current crop of minutely appliqued beads has already sold on Etsy after only days.
Eva used to create narratives around a single character. Now her stories are bigger and focused on groups as in this community garden, part of her Saturday series.
It’s hard to imagine working this small. A needle, good eyes, and steady hands are the only tools required.
Ohio’s Amy Hucks’ sculptures had much more gravitas or importance or significance (same clever weirdness) when she elevated them on wooden stands.
Are you elevating your work with stunning packaging or thoughtful stands or fabulous findings?
I admit that I may have been affected by the first debates playing on the tv in the background as I composed this post. We in the US will have lots more of this strange and important process to sort out in the coming months.
This weekend on StudioMojowe’ll take a look at the new leather, liquid, and other polymers that are cropping up. What’s ahead for you as a polymer artist? We may not have all the answers but we’ll point you in the right direction. Join us!