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With all the hot weather we’ve been having lately, I’ve been staying in my cool home a lot more than usual. Missing my time wandering around the property looking at all the cool and unusual plants, I found myself drawn to our organic brethren in polymer as I rummaged through images online and gathered a […]

While researching the translucent canes last week, I came across a lot of amazing cane pieces. Some were delicately beautiful, some extraordinarily skilled and some were just wild. This vase is a case in point. To be honest, I am not sure what Olga Perova did to this but it completely sucked me in because the details are tremendous. […]

I have avoided doing a week with the theme particular to a type of jewelry but we have a list of really amazing bracelets that I just can’t wait to share with you any longer. The reason I wanted to avoid a single form was because it could end up being a week of pieces […]

One area glitter and sparkle can comfortably reside is on the holiday tree and in holiday home decor. Jainnie Jenkins was making these ornaments a couple years back but they certainly have a timeless quality about them. These ornaments are polymer clay overlaid over glass bulb ornaments. Jainnie creates this almost antique effect by layering Pearl-ex powders […]

This week’s outside inspiration is not really about the “art work,” as what I’m bringing up is mass produced, but it has so much potential for the polymer artist looking to stretch beyond their jewelry or standard decor. The thing is, these wall decal decorations are kind of a neat idea. but are truly not […]

Although many of us may be mesmerized by the jewelry possibilities of translucent clays, we should not forget just how wonderful they can be on decor, especially pieces for which light is integral such as lamps, candle holders and night lights. Below we have a beautifully detailed example of just what translucents offer when covering […]

I considered moving on to rings today but since we covered that subject so thoroughly in The Polymer Arts Winter 2012 issue (and so many of you are subscribers), I thought we ought to move on to another kind of construction consideration … home decor! This most commonly involves covering objects–vases, bottles, boxes, switchplates, clock faces, etc. Our […]

I have never been very fond of hand-decorated switch plates, not because I have anything against switch plates but because, unfortunately,  they aren’t usually created with any real consideration. The switch plate is a blank canvas that so much could be done with yet most covered switch plates have no composition, focal points, lines of movement, […]

There comes a point in some artist’s lives when their work veers a comfortable and well traveled path and into something wholly unexpected. Last week, I posted images of Kathleen Dustin’s first translucent beads, which marked the beginning of the direction we all know her so for now. So it makes one wonder, when you […]