Polymer in relief

Annie Laura's garden in relief on PolymerClayDaily.com

Though she often uses polymer as a form for her electroformed copper work, Annie Laura (AnnieLauraHandmade) sometimes features the clay itself, as in this relief of a flower from her garden.

She created a deep mold of the flower. Its depth gives the bead startling dimension. The painted colors are scrumptious and she finished by highlighting each bud with a dab of clear coating.

Have a look at Annie Laura’s lovely electroformed pieces. When she needs a break from metal and glass work, she creates another batch of her polymer ammonites and sea urchins that integrate well with other media. What a pleasure to work with a material that offers such versatility.

Annie Laura’s full name and location weren’t easy to find. Can you help fill in the blanks?

Have a great weekend and join us at Studio Mojo for a look at other wild and wonderful ways to use polymer.

Electroforming and more

Watching Dee Wilder, Ann Davis (that’s her bangle) and others (see the previous links) experiment with electroforming on polymer satisfies my urge to jump right in and try it…for now, at least. Go see what they’re up to.

Loose ends

As I clean up my desk for Friday I note that Raija Korpela has kindly shared her crinkle cut technique with a picture tutorial. It’s an easy, fun distraction for weekend playing.Thanks, Raija.

Polymer artist Rachel Carren was named Best New Artist at the 34th Annual Philadelphia Museum of Art Craft Show. This prestigious show has historically welcomed our crowd and this year the entire group included Ford/Forlano, Kathleen Dustin, Bonnie Bishoff/J.M. Syron, and Melanie West. Congrats, Rachel.

Have an electrifying weekend!

Electroforming and polymer

Have you gotten wind of the electroforming on polymer craze? A glance at the kit available from Sherri Haab and a look at the recent experiments of these artists may start your wheels spinning:

That led me to some of the glass folks like Kate Fowle Meleney who’ve become expert at electroforming.

If you know of others who are experimenting, send me links to their work. For those of you who prefer more low tech polymer, check out this easy and fun free bead shaping tutorial.