"R" -- Jamey Allen

"R" -- Jamey Allen

Post by Sherry Bail » Fri, 20 Sep 1996 04:00:00

I took Jame Allen's presentation on figurative canework, but it was mostly a
slide show and discussion, and not something easy to report on, especially
without extensive notes! Jamey is known among other things for his
explorations in polymer of ancient glass working techniques (as in Egyptian
era and therabouts -- archeological, not "historical"...) He also does really
interesting canework often spun off from historical motifs or designs.

Included for completeness, and in the hope someone will amplify this!



"R" -- Jamey Allen

Post by Jane Mahne » Mon, 23 Sep 1996 04:00:00

One thing I can think to add is that Jamey developed the technique for
making those wonderful folded beads that you can see on page 45 of The
New Clay.  They are based on a design Jamey found in some ancient glass
beads and after carefully studying these beads Jamey was able to
duplicate the same look in polymer clay.  These beads are beautiful but
not quite as easy to make as it would seem from the illustration.  It
takes some practice!