Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Green Vase

Here's my latest- The Green Vase. It's  9x12x1.5 ". Polymer Clay and acrylic medium on canvas. I'm thinking of teapots now but I stumbled on a Japanese Ikebana arrangement in a mall the other day and was very inspired with the arrangement! More soon.....

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Flower Power!

I got carried away with this one- "Spring Spectrum"! It is approximately 10"x6.5"...it is being boxed up and heading to Ontario tomorrow. I am not finished with flowers and vases quite yet....

Saturday, April 5, 2014

Floral Explorations continuing...

This 6x6" 3D polymer on wood panel with alcohol ink is my favourite work of the week! It will be shipped to Artemesia Gallery on Monday!

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Clay on Canvas on PCD!... want to learn how?

I was so happy to see my latest clay on canvas piece in Polymer Clay Daily today! I will be teaching this technique in my On The Wall! workshop this September in Elgin Ontario. Visit the Artemesia Facebook Page  for details. The class is filling very quickly.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Clay and canvas--- getting bigger!

Here's my latest piece - Poppies in a Purple Vase- it is on a 16x8" canvas. I think this one will be stowed for the time being for the Bowker Creek Show in August.
 It looks nice in my dining room too! Scuse the orbs... that might be our resident ghost- Frank.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

At Home with Clay on Canvas- two new pieces

I am revisiting some of my favourite themes with clay on canvas. Here are two Little houses- themed pieces. Other concepts are percolating on the back burner. I was having a great time until I realised that my three pound box of unused clay was white rather than black so it's time to clear things up and switch over to ink work for a while....

Houses 1- Polymer Clay and mixed media on board 6x8 inches


Houses 2- Polymer Clay and Mixed Media on canvas 6x12 inches

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Seasonal Inspriration

With spring exploding outside of my window this theme will be blooming for the next while! 
5x7" Polymer Clay on Canvas

Monday, February 24, 2014

ON the Wall!- My Workshop in Elgin Ontario- September 27-28 2014

I am so pleased to announce that I will be teaching a two day workshop
 in Elgin Ontario on September 27 and 28, 2014!
The workshop is a part of a fantastic polymer va"clay"tion retreat at 
Dorothy's Lodge in the heart of the Rideau Lakes. 

 4 pm Thursday September 25 - Monday Morning September 29th. 
The maximum number of participants will be 15 for the two day workshop.
Cost for the retreat/workshop will be $440.00 CD. 
$100 Deposit required by April 1, 2014.

For further details and registration please email Georgia Ferrell

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

More Little Canvases

It's great to return to this concept! I'm finding I have changed my approach here and there in the two years or so since I made these...my only problem is getting hands on time as I have been traveling here and there ... next week promises to give me many hours and I will be starting on the woman with the kaleidoscopic coat!






Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A little something...

When I was at Opus I spied some tiny 3x3 canvases and right beside them were these little easels. Not a hugely original concept but a fun polymer project! These ones were delivered to Side Street Studio for sale.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Fashion Resources

I have often used Vogue as a source of inspiration but now I have a new source- Etsy! A few days ago I saw a post in Facebook sharing an Etsy photo of this amazing jacket by Katwise

that turned on that little lightbulb above my head and made me grab my sketchbook! Her Etsy Site is glorious and the colours are outrageously fantastigamocorically incredible! I am a dreadful seamstress so the patterns won't help me but I would be over the moon to own one of those sweaters. How perfect as a craft show outfit!

I love the gesture of the model in the photo and the flow of the garment. I will add my own colour and pattern spin on the piece. Here's my preliminary sketch.... a modest start and certainlly not reflecting the feast of colour I have in mind- I have to say I am very excited!


I purchased a 16x20 board for the piece and work will commence tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Polymer Clay on Canvas- Tulips

I finished this little celebration of Spring today. It is 3D polymer clay on a 4x4" canvas. The next one is already underway- a bit more abstract ... more soon.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Clay Supplies in Canada

I am actually getting back to work seriously altho' it has been hard to drag myself away from some of the books I've been reading lately!

Today I placed some orders for the supplies I'll need for some clay on panel work I have in mind. My first online stop was at Shades of Clay which is a fabulous CANADIAN retail source for cording, inks, cutters, powders and everything you can think of and if you think of something that isn't there, you can ask and Wendy will do her best to help you to track it down!


My next stop was my source for polymer clay- KJP Crafts- Bernie supplies on a wholesale basis so if you have a registered business he is a terrific source!




Saturday, January 11, 2014

Busy in the Studio!

It's a good feeling to start work at 7 am and be completely occupied until 4 pm! I have been building up my FuSions Inventory for the Crafthouse Shop at YVR and Etsy. During firing times I finished a few projects that have been glaring at me from the worktable. One of those projects was this little Muse - Sophee. She is much happier now that I have devoted time to her. When she stands up straight and has her head dress on she is 11 inches tall. She has a funky little lean towards the left which is fine by me!



I rifled through my storage bins and have found four canvasses for some new work after I clear up my very messy worktable- they are job one for next week.

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A Great Start to 2014!

Happy New Year and what a happy way to start with a feature on Polymer Clay Daily! Cynthia spotted my recent post in Facebook where I mentioned that in 2014 I plan  to returnmy focus to clay on canvas. I also mentioned that I am hoping to teach this method and at present  Georgia Ferrell at Artemesia in Westport Ontario  is arranging a workshop venue. More information soon!

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Studio in Hibernation

I have just decided to close the studio for the rest of the holiday season. The items from my Etsy Shop have been sent to Sidestreet Studio here in Oak Bay and my only focus for the time being is just to tidy up so things will be organised for 2014.

The year is ending on a melancholy note with yet another gallery closing. I think I had better make finding some new venues my most important resolutions for the new year but along with that I have to decide WHAT I actually want to do! Lately I've been considering a return to clay on panels as I demonstrated in Cynthia Tinapple's Polymer Clay Global Perpectives.... I want to explore more abstract compositions with textural effects. 








Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Using Metallic Inks on Polymer Clay

I purchased some metallic inks a year ago and wasn't pleased with the way they turned out with the approach I was using so I set them aside. This week I rediscovered them in a box and decided to see how they worked with my current technique. I am really pleased with these and a bonus is that the metallics mix with colours for really interesting effects too. This earring and bangle set is done with black, grey silver and white which I wear a lot but infrequently produce on the worktable due to gallery requests for bright colours. These were made to please me! I have  a set reserved for my own use but this set is in my aMused Studio Etsy Shop  for another fan of this very versatile palette.




Monday, November 25, 2013

Etsy Offerings

I don't think I've ever had so many items in my Etsy shop! Yesterday I added one of my last resin and sari silk pendants and today I finished another Fusion Bangle and Earring Set.

  Visit my Etsy Shop at
 https://www.etsy.com/shop/gerascottchandler

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Winter Moods- A West Coast Colour Palette

I pulled out all of my favourite colours for this FuSion Bangle and Earring Set. Muted greys, greens and mauves all mixed together to reflect my westcoast landscape at the the of year when there is a cold crackle in the air.


It's available in my Etsy Shop!


Friday, November 22, 2013

Etsy Earrings

Here is today's Etsy offering- a fun pair of  earrings. Like yesterday's FuSion Bangle, these colours are all about summer to me. 

Tomorrow's offering will reflect more of a west coast winter palette.... stay tuned!


Thursday, November 21, 2013

My Etsy Shop for Holiday Shopping

Side One
Side Two


I've spiffed up my aMused Studio Etsy Shop for the holiday season! I plan to add something new each day through November and December... today I've added a FuSion Bangle that celebrates the summery colours of the tropics. 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Assyrian Clay Cylinder Seals

I was transfixed in the Assyrian section of the Louvre during my visit to Paris. The cases were filled with Cylinder Seal Roller Beads. The impressed and fired tiles were used as administrative tokens. Each roller bead was made with a durable carved medium and rolled onto faience day & fired. It was fascinating to see the intricately carved beads & the perfectly beautiful impression they made. Some were very Simple and others were  were heavily worked & must have been worn or displayed with panache. I particularly liked the beads with raised edges which made a nice framing line on the token.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

aMused in Amsterdam

We are in the middle of a European adventure & we have made a  home in A houseboat on the Prinsengracht Canal for the last three nights. It has been rainy today & the rain is drumming on the roof - perfection.
Today we visited the sublime Van Gogh Museum.
Some of the sights: