Thursday, 23 May 2013

New ring bowls and new blog

I have a new blog over at my normal web address now - . I will continue to update this one for now but do feel free to come visit me over there.

I have been practising the intricate kaleidoscope cane I learnt on the workshop with Sarah Shriver recently. I have used some of them to make little polymer clay ring bowls. You may remember the one I made for my sisters birthday last year - you can see it here.
Small Intricate Brown Ring Bowl by Cara Jane
Small Intricate Brown Ring Bowl by Cara Jane

polymer clay purple ring bowl
Intricate Kaleidoscope Cane Purple Ring Bowl by Cara Jane
I also made one with a red flowers from a cane I reduced to many different sizes. It has a textured outside. Here's a view of the inside.
red flower ring bowl
Small polymer clay ring bowl decorated with red flower cane

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Southbank Bristol Arts Trail coming soon

I am busy making some new jewellery for the Southbank Bristol Arts Trail on the 18/19th May. I will be in the Southville Centre along with plenty of other talented artists including Emily Ketteringham who designed the brilliant posters. If you are local to Bristol do come along and say 'Hi!' I am going to be doing a little market research over the weekend and will draw one of the participants at random to win a Cara Jane prize to say thank you!

I have recently finished a couple of the pieces I started in pre/post Synergy workshops whilst in Atlanta.

Here's a five star bead I made in an amazing 2 day workshop with Dan Cormier (if ever you get the chance to work with Dan do I learnt so much from him!). Dan has taught me to slow down and to pay more attention to what I am doing - it has changed my whole polymer experience for the better!

Here's one of the 11 Bauhaus style lentil beads from Angela Garrod's 'Secession' necklace workshop. They are quite involved beads but an amazing result! Thank you Angela for showing us how to create such neat looking work.
 I will have some new workshop dates to share with you soon and hopefully plenty of new work too!