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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…

The Benefits of Art Practices

A key element in the evolution of my voice and skills since I switched to full time art has become the use of practices. Tory brought up several ideas for practices when I worked with her last year, most of which I was less than disciplined about trying at the time, alas. In pulling together my Voice class, though, I…

The Joy of a new Challenge!

As part of my class on Engaging your Voice, I not only did the homework assignment (that’s another post!), but also wanted to provide a real time example of how an art practice can be used to both stimulate and evolve my voice. I have looked at the Art Bead Scene monthly challenge a couple of times and considered it…