Friday, February 15, 2008

Something Fishy's Going on . . .

Tamara, of Block Party Press, is one of my favorite polymer artists. She designs wonderful pieces that have such a fresh, clean style. She recently posted a slideshow that explains a little of her process. Her fantastic designs are available on Etsy if you'd like to see more.

After seeing her fish, I decided to gather some photos together of a few of my favorite aquatic vertebrates made from polymer clay and share them with you. Some of the pictures are a little small but don't blame me!



Here's Leslie Blackford's "Always a Bigger Fish". What a face on this guy!






Jeanette Kandray of Columbus, Ohio started making these beautiful fish when she ended up with an overabundance of flower and leaf canes after taking workshops with Marla Frankenberg and Donna Kato. I have one of these in my collection and I have to say that the picture doesn't really do it justice.




Denise Baldwin has an online photo gallery that's one of my favorite places to visit when I want to look at fun and whimsical art. This fish is actually a rattle and I believe Denise makes some of her sculptures over burned out light bulbs. Her work is divided into several categories and all of it is wonderful. The most recent things showing up appear to be lampworked beads (also very beautiful) so I hope she hasn't decided to move on.

As much as I love fish, I don't think I've ever made one with polymer clay. I'll have to add that to my growing list of things I want to do. At the top? Find a great restaurant when I get to Synergy and have a wonderful salmon dinner with a baked potato and steamed asparagus. It's fuel for creativity!

6 comments:

DivaDea said...

Wow, the rattle fish is kickin'! I've also added fish to my list of things I want to make. it's number 435, right after penguins, but I'll get there eventually...

Kim Cavender said...

I'm so glad I'm not the only one with a to-do list that's hundreds of years long!

Block Party Press said...

I've got one of those lists too. At least I can check off fish now, although I had so much fun I want to make another, so I guess it's back on the list. Thanks for featuring Swimmy!

beadworx said...

Kim - I love Salmon - let me know if you found the right restaurant - I'll join you;) Unfortunately my flight scedule changed a bit and I will arrive at 9:30 pm on wednesday, that means being in the hotel not earlier than 11 pm I guess.... :(
only 4 days to go - yay!

hugs
Bettina

Kim Cavender said...

Tamara, I can't wait to see what you do next!

Kim Cavender said...

Bettina, I will definitely take you with me if I find the salmon! Safe travels!