My studio time yesterday and today has been occupied with the construction of a large, 11”x11” box with a checkers board on top. I’m creating it specifically for display at the Augusta Art Guild’s Sculpture in the Vineyard gallery display, which opens this Friday. I’ll have photos of the completed box for tomorrow’s post, but I did want to share these few photos of the box-in-process.
I used two contrasting millefiori patterns to create the squares on the checkerboard, and one of the millefiori canes in particular was quite the adventure to construct (see photos below). To create the cane, I used a shape shifting technique discussed in Donna Kato’s The Art of Polymer Clay: Millefiori Techniques. It was incredibly time-consuming to create the cane, but I’m quite pleased with the results.(A tutorial post for making this particular cane will be coming in the next few weeks.)
I hope you’re having a great Wednesday, and I look forward to seeing lots of you for Friday’s gallery opening!