After a lovely visit in Ohio, we’re back to work in Colorado, getting all sorts of projects moving along. Starting some, finishing others; and moving all through the artistic pipeline we call life here in Longmont! We’ve got a couple of annual events that are happening right now–the miniature mask swap and the dyeing days.
This is a great time for new beginnings, and I’ve got several in the works in this new year. I’ve relocated my studio space to 364 Main Street in Longmont, where I am making new art, giving classes, and finishing projects that have been in the works for a while. Here’s the start of a [...]
Its a brand new year, holding lots of promise of work to do and share; and I’m looking forward to finishing many of my projects that have been in the works for a while and to starting new ones as well.
I’ll be making new dolls, necklaces, and wall art with the ceramic and metal [...]
Previously I posted about the two millefiore face canes that I just made using Kato polyclay.
I spent a couple of days playing “dress up” to create Victorian style ladies, dancehall girls and some honkytonk angels (as well as miniature masks for the upcoming swap and more lentil beads–its been a very busy [...]
I’m in polymer clay mode this May, making lots of new beads and pins and faces–both in cabochon form and canes. I’ve made face canes before, but only using Fimo and Premo brands of polymer clay.
Here’s a picture of some of the ones I’ve made throughout the years.
I dress them up using bits [...]
During the fall, winter and spring months, I get to stay warm and toasty at school–having the ceramics kilns running and getting up over 1800 degrees insures that the art room stays cozy many days!
Now that the spring semester at school is over, I’ve brought my load of goodies home and taken a few [...]
Actually, it was two play days! I had a lot of fun when my friend Mad Margie invited a few of us over to her Meltorium for a little fun with frit.
We haven’t gotten to the hot fusing part yet; glass is not a fast medium and there are lots of steps, but we [...]
I’ve been making babushka faces and lentil beads all week. Sounds like a horrid recipe, doesn’t it? but the “lentil” part refers to the shape, and even though I’ve been sticking my heads in the oven all week long, things are looking good here. I’m committed to using up old scrap clay for “bead guts” [...]