Sunday, January 23, 2011

Rainbows and Piggy!

I had a neat little project on my agenda beginning of this year. I did a wonderful trade with Peggy Brackett of KilnArt, a beautiful bracelet for a piggy bank! Now, I got this bracelet a year and a half Peggy's been waiting patiently for her piggy. I spent the past week working on making the perfect piggy for Peggy and I think I did!

This little piggy is covered in a rainbow array of flowers that were created in only one cane. I took a rainbow coloured skinner blend and designed the pattern in such a way that when I cut through the cane, the colours changed. I really loved the simplicity of the design and the piggy was a great shape to illustrate this technique very well.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Another lamp done!

I've had such a great start to my year creatively! Last January, I didn't have the opportunity to make any of my art because I had 2 big orders right in the New Year. Not so this time around, and I'm so pleased! I love being able to recharge my creative battery before I start doing production work.
I thought I was pleased with the results of my first lamp. That was the case till I completed this one! I'm especially happy with the little turtle on top. He's got personality and I didn't even do it on purpose! All the details you see is made of polymer clay and majority of the details are sculpted canework. I really like look of the translucent clay lit up.
I don't think this will be the last time I make lamps!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

A New Year, A New Project!

Cannot believe another year's over! It was a successful show season and I've been taking it easy since the end of Butterdome in the beginning of December and enjoying the company of my family and friends.

But alas, it's time to get back to work and creating. I'm taking a bit of time off right now to create pieces for my own pleasure and to feed my artistic soul. I've had a few lamps in my studio that I've been meaning to work on but nothing had materialized till now. I had made a translucent floral petal cane last Spring, but the idea didn't gel at that time. Then all of the sudden, right as I was deciding on making an 'art' piece...the idea just flowed for me and I want to share the end result!

It's a waterlily themed lamp with dragonflies...I hope you enjoy it!