Tuesday, May 26, 2009

New Polyclay Pieces (and a Little Philosophy)...

New polymer clay pieces (some newer than others). From the top: Ochre Pod Earrings, Golden Grove Earrings, Black Forest Earrings, Kelly Green/Copper Spoon Earrings, Magdalena Pendant. Right now, my mission is to use polymer clay in a way that denotes elegance. As I become more accustomed to the medium, it gets easier. It's interesting to see my progression by looking at some of my older posts in this blog. Some of the items I've made in the past are a little embarrassing for me to look upon at this point, but I keep them posted because they're part of this progression. I think every artist/craftsperson goes through a similar process. But how do we know when we've reached the end? Is there ever an end? Or is it a bell curve - we reach a high point and then decline again? This has been something I've been thinking about a lot. This goes for any creative person - musicians and writers included. What do you think?
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Cindy Lietz, Polymer Clay Tutor said...

I know what you mean about being a little embarrassed about your older stuff but leaving it up to show your progression through your art. I have felt the same way as well.

It is exciting to know that you are improving and developing as an artist. As far as there being an end, I really don't think there is one with polymer clay.

You can take it to so many levels and in so many different directions that you couldn't possibly know everything or do everything that is possible with polymer clay.

I love the medium for that very potential in it!

Jackie said...

Thanks for your comments Cindy!

Anonymous said...

I bought some green "spoons". Love them! Thanks, Jackie.