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‘Versa-Tile Cane’

‘Versa-Tile Cane’

Happy New Year! I hope 2019 is a great year for all of you. I am looking forward to an exciting year with lots of things planned. The first of which is teaching in Rome as part of the Euro Clay Carnival event in February. I can’t wait! It should be a lot of fun. There are 5 workshops with Donna Kato, Eva Haskova, Paola Mattioli, Fabiola Pérez Ajates  and me. It will be great to see old friends and I am sure make some new ones.   My...

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Big, bold and colourful earring fun!

Big, bold and colourful earring fun!

Here are some of my latest earrings. Small studs and some larger dangles. I made one big cane that started out round. It was about 10cm in diameter when finished it. Most of the colours were from the Pantone Fall/Winter 2018 collection colours with the exception of the bright pink. I am not quite sure what made me use the pink – it really isn’t my favourite as you will probably know if you’ve seen my other work! But I think it...

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Faux wooden Heart

Faux wooden Heart

I’m not generally big on hearts but I couldn’t resist adapting my faux marquetry split pebble design into a heart. It’s very tactile too as I have finished it with a beautiful satin finish. I am still very fond of the faux marquetry, I ought to make some more pieces!   Thank you to everyone who took part on my earring giveaway on Instagram.  The winners were bluemallee and Nevenka...

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Polycreativa 2018 Rome

Polycreativa 2018 Rome

Last weekend I attended the wonderful polymer clay workshop Polycreativa in Rome. I travelled from the UK with Nina Fletcher – we met at a polymer clay event and love to travel together! I didn’t really take many photos (far too busy having fun). Here is one of the opening welcome with  the organisers – Monica Scala and Paula Mattioli and the teachers – Bettina Welker, Nikolina Otrzan and Sylvie Peraud. Here’s what...

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Black and White Jewellery

Black and White Jewellery

I took part in a Facebook challenge to make a black and white cane and to make something with it. I’ve been looking at some repeated patterns made with carved block printing recently so took inspiration from them for the cane. I made a sketch of a pattern and then worked out what the most basic component would be and drew that out. The heart motif was central and I considered making the middle of the heart the line of symmetry in my cane...

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Polymer Patchwork, a bit of science and a problem solved

Polymer Patchwork, a bit of science and a problem solved

First of all, I’d like to wish you a happy new year and I hope 2018 is a peaceful year full of health, happiness and creative fun for you all! When I came to tidy up my workbench I found some little leftover scraps from some scrap clay Mokume Gane, there were too small to do much with so I decided to do some polymer patchwork. Nice bit of polymer clay recycling 🙂 I was pretty pleased how they turned out so I cured them and added a back...

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