Tag Archives: caning

Making miniature polymer clay bowls.

Polymer clay bowls using a variety of forms like these mini bowl forms or these small and  medium bowls.

Mini bowl by Linda Prais

Mini bowl by Linda Prais

bowl2

Miniature bowl by Linda Prais

miniature footed bowls by Linda Prais

miniature footed bowls by Linda Prais

I love making miniature polymer clay bowls and it seems I have tons of idea and techniques I want to try, but before I get to them I end up seeing another cane I want to use and I’m off again.

Miniature coil spring bowl by Linda Prais

Miniature coil spring bowl by Linda Prais

I’ve never taken the time to make a tutorial on how I make them. It was full of trial and error. When Carol Simmons finished making 26 tiny bowls using a lightbulb for a challenge. She was kind enough to post a tutorial on the process she uses.

Retro mini bowl by Linda Prais

Retro mini bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

flat bowl by Linda Prais

Although the process she uses in not exactly the same it should get you started on ways to make your own mini bowls. Maybe one day I will get around to photoing my process using laminated sheets.

Here is a sampling of the bowls that Carol made for her challenge, aren’t they gorgeous!

25 bowls by Carol Simmons

25 bowls by Carol Simmons

Be sure to check out the process Carol  uses on Carols blog. 

And as always you can find polymer clay tools and supplies or follow my blog at Linda’s Art Spot

 

Happy Claying !

An interview with Judith Skinner the start of the subtle color blend

Blowing Grass Purse by katheen dustin

If you work in polymer clay I bet you’ve made a skinner blend or at least heard of it. The skinner blend is the backbone of so many other techniques and you can see it’s influence in work the of artist from all around the world like Kathleen Dustin, Lindly Haunani, and Donna Kato to name just a few.

Split Pod Pendant by donna kato

This technique has allowed polymer clay color blending to rise to wonderful heights. I bet you wondered who came up with this technique, I bet you thought that they must have been doing clay work forever when they came up with technique.

Quilt block Inspirations by Lindly Haunani

Guess what you’d be wrong Judith had only been working with polymer clay for just over a year when she created the Skinner blend.

Watch this interview with Judith.