Making Canes is an ingenious method for building
repetition or creating pattern. Canes are rods or tubes of shapes
that create a design when sliced into a cross section. Polymer clay
is a perfect material for caning as designs can be reduced, even
to minute proportions.
Artistic expression is a wondrous evolution and rediscovery
of things seen and learned. The artistic process is an invitation
to modify, substitute, change, alter, advance or reinterpret an
As we share and borrow ideas, we should remember that
each person can contribute a personal flair or distinction to an
existing design. We encourage you to utilize what you practice and
delight in the joy of making canes.
About the Author
Barbara McGuire is an author, designer and
artist whose diverse interests are reflected in her jewelry, paintings
and art. She runs Altered Art source, a craft supply of artist's
stamps and tools, and travels across the country teaching workshops.
Barbara is best known for her fabulous work with polymer
clay. She has written "Images on Clay" and "Images
on Clay II". Her work includes the ongoing study of elements
and principles of design and the spiritual fulfillment of the creative
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