The new issue of Art Doll Quarterly includes an article about AMACO’s Bottles of Hope Challenge. Helen Bradley, Lisa Pavelka and Dottie McMillan are interviewed, and there are images of bottles by Helen and Dotty, as well as bottles by Francisco Vallin, Michelle Zimmerman, and Linda Hess. The article looks like nobody bothered to proofread […]Read More: Bottles of Hope
Got another interview for ya – Luann Udell was recently featured on the Crafting Voices podcast. This podcast is new to me, and I plan to listen to it sometime this morning. I found the link on Luann’s blog. I find it so interesting to listen to the artists themselves discuss their work and their […]Read More: Luann Udell on Crafting Voices podcast
My favorite resources for truly inspiring polymer clay artwork (and I don’t use the word “artwork” lightly): Most recently, there’s the National Polymer Clay Guild‘s Progress and Possibilities 2006 Catalog. Included are high quality photographs of the top five entries in each of nine categories. This is the most up-to-date, cutting-edge collection of inspiring polymer […]Read More: Artful Inspiration
I suspect that most of my readers are not coming to my blog from within LiveJournal. Those that are, are probably seeing me through their Friends page, with their own fonts and colors. Everyone else, though, comes to my main LJ page. It has been bugging me for some time that my blog looked like […]Read More: The mad tinkerer strikes again!
Can anybody explain to me the Flickr thing as it pertains to polymer clay? I realize it’s a photo-sharing website, but I’m starting to get the feeling there’s a lot more to it. I poked around in there today and found a lot of polymer clay groups and artists, so now I’m wondering if there’s […]Read More: Flickr
Heather Powers of the Art Bead Scene Blog posted this morning a link to a tool that could come in very handy for jewelry designers: An Excel-based price calculator by Eni Oken. If I hadn’t already written one of these little doohickeys myself for my personal use several years ago, I’d be all over this. […]Read More: Pricing help
One of the things that I got out of this past weekend’s Arabesque Caning workshop was an opportunity to learn a method of cane-reduction that I hadn’t employed before. My canes are normally 6-8 ounces and I can get away with a pressing/turning/stroking routine to reduce them. This weekend I reduced a cane more than […]Read More: Cane reduction
Guess what I found out about today… Page Sage is producing a new DVD by Judy Belcher, current president of the National Polymer Clay Guild and author of what I think is the best clay book to hit the scene in the last several years. The DVD is expected to be available in Spring of […]Read More: Fun new DVDs!
Sculpey III: the polymer clay serious artists love to hate. When a newbie comes on the scene, the advice from the veterans is always the same: “Get rid of all of that Sculpey you bought before you knew any better and get yourself some real clay, like Fimo, Premo, or Kato.” I learned to clay […]Read More: Confessions of a Sculpey Junkie
So, it’s after 2:00 in the afternoon and I’m still in my pj’s. I got up at 7:30 to help my younger son in the the bathroom, crawled back into bed and didn’t emerge until 3 hours later. That’s so unlike me! I think I really needed the sleep, and as it turns out, I […]Read More: Lazy Day