Recognize the Christmas tree in these earrings from Chicago’s Molly (SlabandStone)? She calls them Modernist.
Shapes boiled down to their essence make me inexplicably happy. Look at the way Molly pairs semicircles, half rounds, and ovals with metal shapes and her own fresh twist on terrazzo polymer cutout shapes. Here she is on IG.
Fresh twists are what I’ve bumped into again and again this week as I scoured the web for StudioMojo tidbits.
I’ve found some real bright spots in this December-to-Remember. Come squint at the 2021 sky with us to see what’s ahead.
Perth’s Pickled Ginger (pickledgingerjewellery) is on fire…in a good way. Owner Fe is one of the young, energetic, enthusiastic polymer artists that are currently on the cutting edge in polymer clay art.
They know how to use social media, they know how to produce products, collaborate with clothing designers and start social campaigns. They take simple designs like these Drifters earrings and inject them with color and excitement.
Over at StudioMojo, we’re spending January looking ahead to see what’s on the horizon. Australian artists seem to have a strategy that works. Come on over if you’d like to know what secrets the Aussies have unlocked and why they’re so hot right now. They’re teaching us a thing or two.
It’s not too early to shop, is it? For polymer art, you can’t do better online than Artful Home.
I searched the site for “polymer clay” and page after page of gorgeous jewelry popped up. I counted 22 polymer artists in this high-end catalog!
These simple circle studs from Pennsylvania’s Klara Borbas appealed to me. But oh, there’s much more!
CEO Lisa Bayne is to be congratulated for including such a rich selection of polymer art into her great online catalog. Judy Belcher and I met Lisa some years ago at an ACC meeting. Judy has a way of connecting with people and she certainly connected with Lisa and introduced her to polymer.
If you’re struggling with holiday shows, take a look and take heart! Stick with it and you’ll go places.
After a frustrating day in the studio, it’s a relief to me to see how something like these post earrings from South Carolina’s Shannon Tabor (Charleston_Clay_Jewelry) can be so straightforward and successful.
Sometimes we make things more difficult than they need to be.
Shannon cuts textured circles in several sizes then highlights the textures and stacks them falling downward.