Friday, June 22, 2012

In the Beginning There were Dolls

The first use of polymer clay was doll making. In the late 1930s German doll makers lost there source of porcelain to make fine doll heads and hands. At the same time new plastics were coming on the scene. The patent for one prototyping plastics was bought by a doll company and the rest is history. Here are some of the creations of Nettonya Ryane, one of our guild members. 

Monday, June 11, 2012


These are the three pendants Ellen Kocher submitted for Text-iles Show at the Silk Weaving Studio  on Granville Island. The pendant are cut from a copper metal sheet and that then etched. They are backed with textured sterling silver and fastened to a polymer clay tile. The thoughts expressed are Ellen's own words in metal form. The clay design is an example of Ellen's  Manic Mokume technique. The backs have a co-ordinating polymer design.
The show will be on until the end of June and is just one good reason to spend part of a day on Granville Island.