Just when we thought Halloween was over, New York’s Nicole Johnson (mealymonster) shows us how we can extend the monster season.
But then Nicole (and plenty of other polymer sculptors) envision monsters lurking around every imaginable event. I can’t conjure up these creatures but I’m fascinated by what fantasies lurk in the minds of other artists.
Soulth Carolina’s Kathy Koontz (FlowertownOriginals) thanks the pandemic for one of her best sellers this season. Yes, Covid slowed the manufacture and shipping of clay but she didn’t let that stop her as she saw her supplies running low.
Kathy got creative with her scraps. “Whether it’s old canes being reimagined or unsuccessful veneers that I somehow knew to keep, they both found a place in these Christmas sweater ornaments. So thanks corona virus!” There are a few left on Etsy.
Let’s kick off the holidays with these cheeky earrings from UK’s Dani Kirova (temptedbyartjewelry).
We’ve been awfully restrained up to now and Dani’s Santa Gonk Gnome helps us begin to put all the 2020 nonsense in the rearview mirror.
At StudioMojo we’ll be looking at how the holidays will play out with virtual festivals and online sales. Handmade gifts, personalized presents are will be particularly important this year as our priorities shift and we chill in place for the holidays.
We’ll look at what polymer elves are making for Santa season. Need a little shove to shift your attitude? Join us.
These bright, cheery trees are from Italy’s Erika Bregani (Centodiecigrad).
Their sharp-edged shapes are covered with happily collaged patterns. Because Erika consistently uses bright colors and strong contrasts in her canes, even the smallest bits play nicely with each other and make sense.
She mixes and matches her earring pairs, putting a tree on one and an ornament on the other.
Tomorrow’s StudioMojo takes a look at some of polymer’s current cutting edge artists who are reflecting current cultural thoughts in their work. Join us for a look at what our work says about us.