Dreams of Nepal

At the national polymer clay guild retreat this year (May 2000), I was pleased to hit upon a new way to inlay the bowls that Blair turns.

I extrude polymer in long strings, arrange it in patterns, then cut the pattern into suitably sized strips for inlay. The inlay is then fired with a heat gun.

The pattern is based on a doodle that I've scribbled for years. I realized that it resembles some of the art in the Tibetan monasteries we visited in Nepal (see picture below). People have also noted that it looks like Bob Dylan's hair as drawn by Milton Glaser in the 60's and the aboriginal dreamtime paintings. It's a universal theme which, I'm pleased to say, has been widely admired.

I also inlaid a walnut bowl at "camp" in a traditional Seminole pattern.

See the bowls at the Studios on High gallery in Columbus' Short North area...or contact Cynthia for details.

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