WIP Wednesday: Caned Flowers

Posted on April 16, 2014 in Work In Progress by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Caned Flowers Week

WIP Wednesday: Polymer Clay Caned Flowers & More at KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio

Does your “work” in your studio each week tend to carry a “theme” with it? I never used to think mine did, until I started my WIP Wednesday’s Series of posts this year.  I realized something in taking all those photographs, there really is a pattern to my work.

A Working Pattern

As I mentioned above, it seems that my “work” in my polymer clay studio has taken on a pattern. It’s hard for me to believe that, because I always thought that my work was led by the “scratch what itches most” mentality.  This past year in 2014, I decided that I would start a new series of blog posts entitled “WIP Wednesday.” This series of posts was to showcase what all I do in my studio. My studio is about more than just Parker & Lolly, though they certainly take center stage. But I have found through the years, that I get “bored” very easily … so I have always been the type of creative that does something for a long time, then changes direction, only to change direction again.  Maybe you work like that too …  This being said, through all the photos that I take in my studio (many of which you can see as I am working on Instagram) on a day by day basis, I have recognized that each and every week, there is a pattern that emerges.

Polymer Clay Caned Flowers

WIP Wednesday: Polymer Clay Caned Flowers & More at KatersAcres Polymer Clay StudioThe pattern that emerged this week were dozens of polymer clay caned flowers, and I do mean dozens of them.  This year I get to participate in two artist fairs in my local area. I’m very excited about this, the entries are juried and I will be participating on “Artists Day” and “Kid’s Day.”  This being said, I wanted to showcase a lot of my “other work” aside from my sculptures. Even though these shows are 3 months away, I have begun the work of preparing for them.  Some of that work includes making my vast supply of polymer clay caned flowers, these flowers end up in necklaces, keychains, & much more.  This week, I made a lot of these caned specialties as you can see at the right.

Weekly Tidbits & Fun

  • Parker Bug Tea Light StoryBook Scene by KatersAcres | Handmade with polymer clay & millefiori canesMy Polymer Clay Cafe magazine arrived in the mail this week. I’m not nearly as impressed with this one as I have been with previous editions, but it’s still good for inspiration.
  • Parker’s newest Tea Light, part of the “Bug Series” has been released and is available for adoption in my Etsy store.
  • Don’t miss my collaboration with Ginger from The Blue Bottle Tree as we discuss “Making the Most of Your Polymer Clay Studio” every Thursday this month.
  • I’m anxiously awaiting the new Sculpey clay, “Soufflé.” I’m desperately hoping that it is similar to the old Studio Sculpey … I loved that stuff and I was very sad when they discontinued it. Be sure to follow Polyform Products FaceBook page to see the newest releases and information.

What are you working on?

What’s going on in your studio? What are you working on? Is there a project you’d like to see me tackle and feature on the blog? Let me know in the comments below. I’d love to hear your thoughts & ideas!


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