Featured Artist ~ PutteringPossum ~ Juanita FloydBy Janet Colvin (UniQueTreasures) on March 21, 2010
|The Artisan's Nook is very proud to spotlight one of our favorite artisans. We enjoy the work of several artists in the Nook and hope to bring you more Featured Artisans articles soon. Grab yourself a cup of coffee and come meet the Putteringpossum. She has incredible talent and you're going to love her work!|
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One of the arts I wanted to learn and master was stained glass and I taught myself from a book believe it or not. After getting the right tools things went a lot better and I eventually ended up in a glass design studio doing entryways and production work as well as sandblasting and teaching. That lead me to my other love, hot glass. I learned to make lampworked glass beads over a torch over 15 years ago when it was just becoming available for a hobbyist to do. I loved the torch and made thousands of beads which I sold on a fledgling thing called eBay. It was a good living doing that and fused glass pieces, but then 9/11 happened and the market crashed for art type items. The final death knell for my lampworking career came when people discovered they could buy a cheaper product from India and China.
Putteringpossum works with Polymer Clay and produces some gorgeous pieces with her incredible talent. Her attention to detail is what makes her art so beautiful and really make you want to take a closer look. The color combinations she uses in her craft make her work very vibrant and whimsical!
These little guys haven't decided what they want to be yet. The faces are from some of the Maureen Carlson molds that you can buy. Then I painted some wooden flowers and put the faces on.
This is a little clipboard I did for my grocery list when I shop. Just to show you some of the things you can do with polymer, a simple wooden clipboard and a little embellishment.
I finally managed to get the kiln fired yesterday. Had a bunch of things in there that I have been trying to get finished for a while.
Just a design from my demented mind..
Here are a few bead photos. They are compressed so they are kind of small. It was they way we had to do them for eBay back then. These were one of my signature items "Chubbees".
One stained glass piece
Putteringpossum makes gorgeous Gift Bags with some beautiful embellishments. What a way to go Green!
This was a House Mouse Rubber stamp.
Whipper Snapper Designs Stamp. Done with pastels.
This was for Valentines this year, but it was an extra that I didn't send. Now I have a head start on next year.
This is a beautiful card that I received from Juanita for Christmas this past year. I will always treasure the card and her friendship.
** All photos are copyright of the individual artist
|ceramics, clay, gift bags, greeting card, hot glass, Juanita Floyd, kiln, lampwork beads, molds, painting, paper craft, polymer clay, putteringpossum, sandblasting, self taught artist, stained glass, wheel thrown pottery|
|I love unique and unusual things. Connie and I create Copper Sculptures from new and recycled materials. I love thrift shopping and love a good bargain.|
I'm married to a great guy, with 2 beautiful daughters and 4 incredible grandchildren and we live in Southeast Texas.
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|Great Article||Debbie||Mar 24, 2010 5:05 AM||22|
|Found a few more things||UniQueTreasures||Mar 21, 2010 9:02 PM||0|