Setting the corners, pushing the curves

Spent most of the day yesterday working on a necklace with a very large focus piece, and made many small beads to complement it.   Looks okay, but haven’t had time to photograph it yet.   The piece below is about 3″ wide by 2″ high, and is one of the latest pieces I have been making in the Corners and Curves series.

It was so hot yesterday that I was happy to be working in my basement studio, stayed lovely and cool.   Had to chase a spider out the window and clear off a web before opening the window.    Earlier in the morning when watering the garden I tried to wash down a web on our garden swing chair, it wouldn’t break, had to use a stick to remove it.   Too bad they haven’t come up with a way of using spider webs for a strong material.

I changed the title this morning, but left my tagline, I think that wearable art is a good tag line, as that is what I create.   It amazes me to see how many colors can blend and change in my hands as I work the clay, much more interesting than other materials.   Guild meeting this evening, we will be discussing the schedule for the coming year, lots to do after such a wonderful summer.

Light as air, Polymer

This is my first post.   I am an artist currently working with polymer clay, a material that is playing with color in my hands, I make small sculptures, dragons, and jewelry.

Before switching to such a light material my husband and I were producing pottery and sculpture, selling our work across Canada in galleries and artisan shows.    After we sold our house in the country where we had a studio, I began to work with silver, which was very beautiful, but quite dirty to work with after I moved my studio back into the house.   Working with polymer clay, which is non toxic, colorful and so light to wear is so much easier than pushing clay and stone around.   My husband has chosen another path, but still gives his opinion about my work, and is encourages me to experiment at all levels.

I have been trying to get this blog to work, with photos of my latest pieces, however I am finding it problematic, so hope this blog will be helpful, even though I cannot post any photos.   I will do that later.

I will be celebrating my 80th birthday next month, so hope my blog will be up and running for my friends and fellow artists to see what I am producing now.    Being an artist means I never can retire – unless I can be creative each and every day, I get quite cranky.

This morning I have been designing a necklace with a very large piece, with small beads to complement it, hope it turns out well.   Will be blogging again tomorrow.