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more pods from dustin and getting noticed

I don’t remember seeing this trio of polymer clay necklaces from Kathleen Dustin’s Pod Series the last time I posted about her work.  The images might have been on her website when I wrote the previous post, but on that day the other pieces may have resonated more with me.

That’s not unusual –  my posts often reflect my mood, my current interest in shape, textures, pattern or materials, trends I notice or a variety of other influences.


Winter Seeds, polymer clay, sterling silver

Every day I look at dozens of artist and gallery websites, online gallery postings, forum postings and Facebook photos (not on FB yet?  Do join and send me a friend request – it is a great tool for networking).  A constant happy parade of fine craft, work on the edge of becoming fine craft, emerging artist’s beginning ventures in the world of fine craft and student’s exciting first steps as artists.


Seed Beads, polymer clay, pearls

The best way for you to catch my eye is to leave comments on this blog.  I always click through to see the websites/work of everyone who leaves a comment.  Another way to get noticed is to comment when the posts appear on Facebook, though I admit that I am more inclined to click through comments on DAMuse – if I don’t have a lot of time, DAMuse is always my first priority.  My ‘favorites’ folder has almost seven thousand links in it and that number grows every day.  I bookmark work that excites me, moves me, makes me think, makes me want to get into my studio. There is a lot of great work out there. I’m watching. Really, I am. And I’m writing as fast as I can!

Back to  Kathleen Dustin – she never disappoints as she continues to lead the way for all polymer clay artists. These pods are exquisite, don’t you agree?


Pink Seed Pod, polymer clay, turquoise, sterling silver


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22 Responses to more pods from dustin and getting noticed

  1. Kathleen Dustin is just the BEST! Her work is spectacular to say the least. She is such a gifted artist. I’m so thrilled I get to see all the wonderful things everyday when I open my mail from dailyartmuse! It just makes my day, thank you.

  2. I remember the first time I saw Kathleen Dustin’s work. I had just started working with polymer clay and was caught between completely giving it up…and crazed inspiration. Her work never ceases to amaze me in terms of creativity and craftsmanship!

  3. WOW is nothing to describe what Kathleen does to our eyes, our brain and our heart! Always so up to date, so exuberant with her artistic expression and still she’s not even close of reaching the end of imagination, as we well know, and all we can do is wait patiently to be mesmerized again with her next step.
    Thank you Kathleen, for giving us all this pleasure, and thank you Susan, for keeping us close to all this art juices. In fact Daily Art Muse produces exactly the same feeling I describe above….what a coincidence!

  4. Oh my goodness!!! Such amazing beautiful work. Kathleen’s work is such an inspiration – I have not seen these pods either – she inspires me to keep trying. Funnily, I am have a “muse on holiday” type of week and seeing these beautiful pods is just the spur I needed to get back on track.

    Thank you for always posting the most relevant, beautiful, inspirational and wonderful work out there. My daily fix!!


  5. Vickie – Love that ring. I just love it! You are very welcome!

    Illaya – Thanks for the link to Aurora Robson’s work – I love her work. I featured her back in 2007 and you can read the post here:


    And you are quite welcome! So glad DAMuse is helping you see things with fresh eyes!

    Kathleen keeps raising the bar – I will always be grateful for that.

  6. Kathleen Dustin is one of my favorites, and I hadn’t seen this new work either. I can always trust you to have posts about work I’ll love. You posted about Kristina Glick Shank literally the day after I found her on my own!

    And funny thing — today you have my electroformed ring up in your tidbits!!!!!! Thank you! I’m honored.

  7. Kathleen is always new and fresh and wonderful! Her pieces just beg to be fondled. As far as color goes she is the ultimate master of combining bright colors all together without having them compete or clash.

  8. It seems almost something you can touch! dustin work is amazing! i can’t forget seeing her in Synergy when i had the chance to see her purses in person, it’s truly something out of this world….

  9. Doggone it! Kathi has gone and beaten me to the punch! I have been planning a series of textured beads for a while now, while working on my house instead of clay, and a few of her designs are weirdly similar to what I was planning! Now everybody will think I’m copying! (Badly!) ;^) Oh well, such is life. And mine won’t actually look like hers no matter what I do! Beautiful, as always, Kathi!

  10. I absolutely love the middle item, “Seed Beads.” Kathleen’s work is always so precise and those patterns are really stunning. I especially like 3rd bead down on the right because of it’s colors and the subtle swirl pattern she created. Simply beautiful work.

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