xo a charmed life xo Clay Jewelry and Art

Life is charmed

David Geiser’s paintings are tactile and deep, often being composed of many layers of shellack, pitch, tar, rope and scrap wood.

That blue just knocks my socks off! XOXOXO

 

KLICK ART

Lives in Chartres, France

Makes Jewelry. Wow! I think she has tons of fun and a great sense of humor!

XOXOXO

 

 

ROBIN CASS

is an artist and educator living in Rochester, New York. She is a full professor in the Glass Program at the Rochester Institute of Technology, where she has been a faculty member since 1998.

FROM:

http://www.robincass.com/work/curious-growths/

Curious Growths

My current work consists of tangled clusters of fleshy formations that evoke botanical or zoological specimens. I’m interested in ambiguity and contradiction, and want these pieces to suggest familiar forms while remaining open to various associations. My inspirations include the botanical photographs of Karl Blossfeldt, biological engravings of Ernst Haeckel, and glass scientific models of Leopold and Rudolf Blaschka.  I’ve always been fascinated by the human inclination to seek out and gather odd and novel objects for personal contemplation and public display; an urge exemplified by the “WunderKammer” or cabinets of curiosities of Renaissance Europe.  In these pieces, I’m essentially making my own oddities and arranging them in compositions meant to elicit a sense of wonder and inquisitiveness 

LINKAGES:

http://www.robincass.com/work/linkages/

I first saw Robin Cass’ work in American Craft Magazine. It took my breath away. Sexy glass. XOXOXO

Beth Ann Hoover

gypsybeadpeddler

How it all Began-I had been making jewelry and selling it at various venues for about ten years. Buying beautiful quality jewelry making supplies for my jewelry designs had always been important to me and I enjoyed the thrill of the hunt to find them.

After retiring from teaching I made the decision to open my own supply shop on Etsy.
I am delighted to say that I have great customers and have met wonderful like minded people from all over the world through my Etsy experience.

Check out her list of supplies below:

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RED CIRCLE METALS

Suzanne Linquist

As an art history graduate student, what fascinated me most were the metal objects I saw illustrated in books and exhibited in museums. Occasionally, when I was lucky enough to get into a museum’s back room, I could put on a pair of white gloves and pick up a metal piece; a censor, a centuries old weapon or broach, feel its weight, turn it in the light and study the parts that moved. Who made these pieces, I wondered, and more important, how did they do it? To find out, I enrolled in a beginning jewelry class and immediately fell in love. I loved the studio, tools, materials and most of all, the creative act that began with an idea and ended, to my astonishment, with an actual object. The notion of making something was extremely compelling and very different from my bookish past. I began to think it possible to move away from academics and make a career for myself as a jeweler….

Outside my window…11:45pm. Aaaaah. I love NY. XOXOXO (at West 24th Street)

Jana Roberts Benzon has a diverse artistic background in various mediums, but polymer has captured her creative spirit like nothing else….its ability to become just about anything is the height of creative freedom.  Jana has focused on creating her brand of intricate “millefiori” canework and in perfecting her innovative techniques for building and reducing canes.  From those canes, Jana loves creating interesting, dimensional jewelry pieces often evocative of Arabic or old world designs.  While she’ll never leave the geometric symmetry of caning, these days she’s having a great time exploring the world of organic forms and “cutwork”. 

Jana has always loved being a teacher and enjoys teaching polymer clay workshops internationally. 

She loves living in the Intermountain West where she can indulge in her favorite outdoor pastimes of hiking, snowshoeing and exploring. 

Jana’s art is dedicated to her mother..

                                      CIRCULAR THINKING 
There is something comforting about the circle. And oh so beautiful…XOXOXO

                  JOHN STUART ANDERSON

“The Stone Age didn’t end because the world ran out of stones. The Oil Age will end, because we will run out of oil. As a polymer clay artist, I create artifacts of mind, my visions and experience with other cultures, ethnobotanical art that will endure long after the oil has run out. Oil has vandalized this planet. I’m trying to do something that leaves behind a carbon footprint of beauty rather than destruction. And, as a fimo artist who works exclusively with polymer clay, give my chosen medium the nobility it deserves. 

Polymer clay gives artists the opportunity to create graphics in a way that no other medium has allowed. And cross-pollinate graphic excellence with a 3 dimensional form.”

ERICKO PAGE-More beautiful beads…XOXOXO

A self-taught polymer clay artist, Eriko trained in handicrafts and arts in Japan where she studied textile and pattern making. In 1998 she discovered polymer clay, though after taking a class she was disappointed and lost interest right away. Coming back to the art later and using a few books as reference, Eriko developed her own voice through the craft and also found a way of expressing her heritage…