Category: Art

May 15

Light Blue Tapered Swirl Cup

  I made this cup using the optics mold, trying to reproduce the beautiful blue and white and light blue cups I gave away two years ago. I can’t even remember exactly what they looked like, excepet that there were a number of them and when I let people take whichever cup they liked, those …

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May 12

Green Paperweight

  Paperweights are one of those things that people think are not useful anymore. I guess they hearken back to when you would have your desk next to an open window because you didn’t have any AC or indoor lighting and needed something to keep your scrolls and missives from blowing out into the sheep …

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May 11

How to turn a “Ribba” frame into a “Ribba” shadowbox

┬áHere’s a ribba shadowbox, which I bought from Ikea years ago and used to frame this small tile. Unfortunately, they discontinued this model. ┬áHere’s what they carry now. They’re very cheap frames. The smallest was only $1.99 yesterday. Not a bad size for people who want to do small multi-media projects and want a self-contained …

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May 05

Copper-Green Goldfish Mosaic

  This is the shrine I referenced in the greenman shrine of a few weeks ago. It’s actually more of a mosaic than a shrine. I made most of the tiles during a marathon polymer-clay session last summer. I do most of my polymer clay sessions in the summer because my studio had no heat, …

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Apr 29

Jellyfish cup

I made this cup because I wanted to use the cool mold that puts regular grids of airbubbles in to your vessel. I used a solid chunk of lavender glass, because I also wanted to have a solid color, but the lavender comes out much, much lighter than I expected. A number of things went …

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