Thursday, February 25, 2010

Canes, Kaleidoscopes, and Polymer Clay

I've been busy with my art in various forms, as always, and have just lately rediscovered polymer clay. One of the main attractions is the amazing palette of colors and the resulting effects when combined, either formally as in a cane or just random mixing and then slicing. I'm also so happy with the smooth glass like finish which results from using the newer clays and a triple (wet) sanding method I now use on all of my beads.
I've been enjoying playing with the symmetry which can be obtained when slicing even random canes. The photos I post here are mainly pictures of my learning process, in which I'm trying for more refinement in my finished work. I still have a ways to go but here are some examples of what I've been doing.