Where does the time go? And Facebook Friends Featured Artist: Noelia Contreras

I can’t believe it’s been 9 days since my last post. Seems like I was just here. It’s those *bleeping* Facebook games I tell you. They are addictive. LOL

It’s time to feature a Facebook Artist again. I haven’t done this in a while and need to get back to my weekly feature schedule.

This weeks artist is Noelia Contreras 🙂
Noelia is one talented and versatile clayer. Not only does she make the yummiest looking mini food



But she canes



and makes jewelry too




She also does some fabulous bead work, but you’ll have to wander on over to Noelia’s Flickr Gallery to see it and the rest of her incredible work. 🙂
She also has an Etsy Shop
and a blog you might like to follow.

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Another Twist On The Extruded Spiral Cane

As you may recall I included a tutorial in my Blog Finds post the otehr day that showed how to extrude a spiral design. Here is a slightly different take on the same idea from 2 Good Clay Mates. Seems there were 2 different clayers experimenting with this idea at the same time 🙂

And some of the beautiful pieces where the cane was used.

Belgium Artist – Nathalie Tanghe

My pal Nathalie opened a new Etsy Shop Polymer Clay Box to sell her fabulous colorful kaleidoscope canes plus bead, buttons and jewelry. You should check it out. 🙂

Facebook Friends Feature Artist – Jackie Sieben

Jackie Sieben AKA the Pleasant Pheasant is quite the kaleidoscope caner 🙂 I just love her canes and want to share a few of her latest designs.



Jackie also makes wonderful pen and key ring sets

And take a gander at this beautiful Bottle of Hope she made for Lora

Jackie was a featured artist on the Soft Flex website back in Nov. ’09.

You can check out Jackie’s Flickr Gallery to see all her fabulous work
Also be sure to drop by her blog – The Pleasant Pheasant
Plus her Etsy shop 🙂

My Facebook Friends Feature Artist – Chris (Cat) Pellow

Chris Pellow is wonderful artist living in Scotland. She has worked in such mediums as leather, painting with acrylics and watercolors, and metal working. Cat enjoys making mosaics, jewelry and recycled art. Her path to polymer clay started with terracotta clay, which moved on to paper clay. Now she’s one of us.  A polymer clay addict 🙂

Colorful – cane work

Inspired – by Ronna’s book

Giving – Bottle of Hope

“Piece”ful – mosaic

Note Worthy – post-it note cover

You can see all of Cat’s work in her Flickr gallery.  Or visit her we site ZapKath Art.

Tips on Reducing a Square Cane

My pal Betty Jo shared a nice way to reduce square canes on her blog.
Check it out here.

Sarah Shriver’s New Web Site !!!!

Sarah just unveiled her new web site www.sarahshriver.com

The eye candy alone is worth the visit 🙂 You can also check on Sarah’s teaching calendar and the different classes available.

Contact Sarah to see if you can set up a class in your area.

Flower Pots Like You’ve Never Seen Before

Kim Detmers of Clayworks has just revealed her adorable Flower Pots. I found these inventive little lidded bowls in her latest blog post. Can you believe they started with little pumpkin shaped wood boxes?

Flower Pot in Ginko

Flower Pot in Ginko



Keila Hernandez’s Nativity Cane

Keila took on a huge task with this Nativity Cane. She carefully drew her design on paper to get the dimensions correct and started the long precess of building the cane.

The original drawing

The original drawing

Lots of Skinner Blend canes

Thats a lot of detail !

That's a lot of detail !

Packing the background

Great way to create a starry sky

Great way to create a starry sky

Take a look at the results. Beautiful work Keila !!!!!!!!!!!!

Ready To Be Reduced

Ready To Be Reduced

You can click on any picture to see all the pictures of the process in Keila’s Flickr album

Claying Down Under With Ayelet Rottenberg

Ayelet Rottenberg of New Zealand has really caught my eye. Her cane work is stunning and I love the colors pallets she uses to create unique flowers.

She also has some wonderful picture tutorials on caning.

You can see all of her jewelry in her Flickr albums. Or perhaps I’ve inspired you to buy something from Ayelet’s Etsy shop.

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