|Little Angel, Raw Cane, by Clay Images|
I mentioned in my last post how inexperienced I am at caning, but that I felt I needed to enter the Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy's monthly challenge using the caning technique anyway. I had to expand beyond my comfort zone even though I would be competing against some expert caners.
This angel cane by Berit of Clay Images is a great example from one of those caners. Berit creates canes to use on her own work and she also sells raw canes to other artists. This angel isn't her challenge entry, but a new cane she just finished. The photo shows "reduced" canes. Below you can see how the cane looked before she started to reduce it. It is amazing how the separate pieces go together to become one without losing any detail.
Want to see more cane work: the PCAGOE challenge is still open for voting until Nov. 7. If you vote you could win one of these fabulous prizes pictured below.
|sliced and baked cane on a crochet hook|
Arrowdale Art Studio, NKDesigns, Juliespace,
If you would like some more information on getting started with caning, check out these articles on the PCAGOE website.
Free Flower Cane Tutorial
The Emotional Thrill of Polymer Clay Caning