NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES
Cat Scratch Mokume
This textured surface design is a blast to play with. Get ready to make a fun and Ultralight biggie bead. The sequence of layers in the surface design creates an intriguing depth to the colors and reflections. It’s a great play on shapes with texture that begs to be touched.
Classic techniques that provide fundamental information. My classes strive to introduce ‘variation of a theme’ – so students learn a concept as much as a technique or project.
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.
Examples of Barbara’s Work
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The top row are images of the Cat Scratch technique.