I’ve enjoyed creating in polymer for over 30 years as an artist, product developer and teacher. I worked within the industry for both Eberhard Faber (FIMO) and Polyform (Sculpey). During that time I experienced many different techniques and processes. Nothing has captivated my interest more than face canes and Mokume Gane.
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. The original ‘claystamps’ were pairs of both positive and negative impressions to give varying effects. They were difficult to manufacture and eventually I settled for just the rubber stamp sheets. I still sell many of those stamps today as they have been my ‘go to’ designs for many years.
Something as classic as the spiral never goes out of style! Now I am excited to see the innovation exploding with 3D printing and so many people sharing their discoveries worldwide. Sometimes I think I have seen it all and then magic happens in my studio. It just keeps getting better!
About the Presenter
Barbara A. McGuire is a nationally acknowledged artist whose diverse talents include works in polymer clay, painting and jewelry design. She has written 10 books on design and instruction and has developed stamps, templates and molds for artists working in polymer and metal clay.
Barbara appeared many times teaching polymer on the popular Carol Duvall show – ‘back in the day’! Her work reflects a strong influence of traditional design incorporating innovative materials and collected artifacts. She lives in Mars Hill, NC and teaches online, locally and in her home studio.
Learn More about Barbara’s Session: Cat Scratch Mokume Gane
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