Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Three New Muses...

Here is this week's trio of Muses heading up to The Pottery Store in Chemainus. From Left to right- "Celeste" who wears an iridescent feather headdress,  "Shai'Lei has a spiky pine needle hat and Gailea's costume is adorned with burgundy hued huckleberry twigs. They are all about 11 inches tall including millinery.
I'll be heading up island on Friday to deliver them and will pay a visit to Rathtrevor Beach to do some serious beachcombing to get some more head dress combinations.... driftwood, lichen, cedar, kelp....can't wait!
Just had a request for six from Artemesia in Westport Ontario- I'll be busy for another week or so!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Busy Monday!

This has been a very productive day! I made and boxed  eight FuSion Bangles- they are currently my only production item. Then I made the first of my ethn'Zen Series of figurative Sculptures. My plan is to incorporate organic materials in these. This one has a headdress made of huckleberry twigs. 

polymer clay, alcohol inks, huckleberry twigs, 14" tall

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Old Friends- something sort of new

These little beings have been re-appearing in a lot of pieces lately and these three broke free to stand alone. They look like some little characters I used to make many years ago- I recall a spirited discussion many years ago in the Clayamies chat forum as I considered a name for these little ethnically inspired citizens of my imagination and someone suggested "Ethni'Zens".
polymer clay and found organic materials 6 inches tall
They are much more serious and mysterious than my whimsical little Muses. They seem to have a plan so I'll see where they decide to take me...
These three are prototypes- I've got ideas stemming from the suspended vessels and kelp baskets to apply to them. It's going to be a fun week!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Polymer Clay and Kelp- finally!'s a very modest start but here's the first kelp basket with some polymer clay- just a little button but I think it sets off the kelp colours well.
I'm pleased to announce that I have kelp baskets for sale at Artemesia Gallery in Westport Ontario and  at the end of October there will be a nice selection at the Pottery Store in Chemainus BC.