Month: February 2015

February ArtBeadScene Challenge: News of Spring!

The February challenge piece is an illustration from 1913 by Edward Julius Detmold, “Amapolus”. The colors are not really my normal palette and the delicate precision of the illustration felt a bit intimidating at first, I have to admit. My work is organic, but not in the precise, lovely way that Detmold’s work is!   I did enjoy  working with…

Vessel Rehab’s

Both vessels have survived their days in rehabilitation, I am happy to report. They ended up providing fodder for more surface finish and sculptural experimentation as well as providing the lessons on patience I mentioned in the earlier post. 😉 I added several layers of inks and mica powders on the back of this piece, re-fired it with a line…

Vessels, the next chapter

The next phase of experimentation with various forms and finishes resulted in one of my favorite vessels so far , one I like fairly well, and a couple of “learning experiences” (aka, frustrations!). The vessels started as neutral colored, wrapped forms around the outside of a bowl for the “top” section and around a soft support for the base. I…

Experimentation with Vessel Forms

The Polymer Clay Guild I belong to does periodic “challenges”, particularly when we are coming up on a group exhibit but also just for fun. The challenge for February is to make a “bowl”, however you define that, and I have been wanting to try some polymer vessels in addition to the fiber ones I have been doing up until…