Category: Teacher News

Julie Picarello: My Mokume Gane Journey

As an award-winning artist, international instructor and author of “Patterns in Polymer: Imprint & Accent Bead Techniques”, Julie’s work has been featured in a variety of print publications as well as Beads, Baubles & Jewels TV.

Helen Wyland-Malchow: A Passion for Patterns

It’s funny how things you love when you are a child influence your work as an adult.   For me it is patterned wood and stone, like figured maple, burls, diseased elm, crazy lace agate, rainforest jasper and poppy agate. As a metalsmith I wanted to find a way to incorporate these textures, patterns and shapes into…
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Barbara McGuire: Putting Her Stamp in It

In the late 90’s when Nan Roche introduced me to using rubber stamp impressions in the process, I created a line of stamps specifically for working in Mokume Gane.

Linda Leach: Not Your Grandmother’s Crazy Quilt

Years ago I was fortunate to meet a fiber artist who had spent many years traveling around the world. Her latest work included some of the exotic fabric she had found in her travels which she incorporated into beautiful crazy quilt blocks. She gave me this wonderful quilt block which became my inspiration in learning…
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Suzanne Andrews: Reverse Mokume Gane

Good Day !   I am excited to finally be able to reveal the secrets ( 😊 ) to Reverse Mokume Gane.  I could never have thought that giving a name to what I do with MG could cause such a stir.  When I started doing this technique a few years back , it was with friends at…
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Announcing the Polymer Art Summit Presenters

The Selection Committee has chosen the following artists and presentations for the inaugural Polymer Art Summit. The committee was impressed about the number and quality of proposals submitted from artists around the globe. We will feature some of their comments in an upcoming newsletter. Registration Opens on Tuesday, June 15 Helen Wyland-Malchow: History of Mokume…
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