Polymer clay is up front and center in the current issue of Art Jewelry magazine (January 2010). Art Jewelry editor Hazel Wheaton lets us in on her conversation with Kathleen Dustin, one of the most eminent artists working with the medium today. Dustin never disappoints and the magazine is worth the price just to see the juicy images of her work and read her philosophy about sharing techniques.
Also in this issue, Seth Savarick taps into the trend we are currently seeing regarding large-scale jewelry in the article “Go Big with Lightweight Polymer Clay.” This is a terrific 6 page how-to for making a BIG, BOLD BANGLE. Savarick will talk about this further at the Synergy2 conference in his seminar, Think BIG / Work Big: Polymer Clay Jewelry On A Grand Scale and in this hands-on workshop.
More polymer clay news this week – on Wednesday, December 2nd, Cynthia Tinapple of Polymer Clay Daily will share her technique for making faux polymer clay beach pebbles in a LIVE, online class hosted by Alison Lee. More from Tinapple about the class here and read what Lee has to say about the polymer pebbles here. If you haven’t tried polymer clay yet, this is a terrific introduction to the medium taught by the author of the premiere blog about polymer clay art. I’ll be attending the Craftcast Masterclass on Wednesday – hope to see you there.