Mmmmmm. Colors. The image above is of tiles I made to show the different cane designs I’ve made in my Swamp color scheme. This particular combination of colors came to me as I was driving through the Great Swamp in late spring a few years ago – the sky, the bark on the trees, and […]Read More: Color junkies and the websites who love them
I have a love-hate relationship with image transfers. I love incorporating family photos into my claywork, but I hate the process of transferring. Mainly, the problem is that I have tried so many different methods, and so much time goes by between tries, that I can never remember what worked. I go through plenty of […]Read More: Wearing your family history
I don’t usually encourage unsolicited email trying to sell me things, but these just made me go oooooooooh, when I saw them. I’m a sucker for polymer clay and silver together, and I’ve always wanted to learn to make my own bezels. Since 11+ years into this obsession I have yet to get around to […]Read More: Oooh, pretty!
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
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