Saturday, July 21, 2012

Art Bead Scene: Studio Saturday - Creative Impressions In Clay

Welcome to Studio Saturday! Each week one of our contributors gives you a sneak peek into their studio, creative process or inspirations. We ask a related question of our readers and hope you'll leave comments! As an incentive we offer a free prize each week to bribe you to use that keyboard. The following week we choose a random winner.
This weeks winner is Claire Maunsell Congratulations! You have won a three pendants from Jennifer Jangles!
Send Jennifer an e-mail with your address and she will get it right out to you.
This week we visit the studio of Tari Sasser at 
Creative Impressions In Clay.
It's summer. My daughter and grandchildren have been in the country for nearly a month and will be leaving Tuesday to go back to Oslo. How could time go so fast?
The goings on in the studio have been slow. I've been working on glazing orders in between grandchildren running in. They love coming in to the studio where "grandma lady" works, "yets go to the tudio." There is a stash of licorice that is the incentive to go there more often. Alexander, 3, points to everything and tells me "my do dat when my bigger." He is hilarious. He will be using pliers, wire cutters, drills, pottery wheel and other assorted tools when "my is bigger." My will miss them very much come Tuesday.
Summer is filled with shows for many. Busy, busy, busy. Mine is filled with children and not much time in the studio. I would love to start to do more shows but I wouldn't trade my time with my grandchildren for anything!

My question this week is:
How is your summer going?

Leave a comment at Art Bead Scene answering the question. You could win a "Goddess Bless You" button.

Feeling sassy as usual.
Tari Sasser

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Art Bead Scene Monthly Challenge Sponsors & Prizes

Our wonderful sponsors for the July Monthly Challenge. 
We will have 2 lucky winners this month.

Tari Sasser of Creative Impressions In Clay form of Art Beads is comprised mainly buttons but also includes beads, pendants, components and jewelry. Low fire white clay is used with underglazes to achieve bright colors for her designs. Tari makes her designs, then creates a prototype, so a mold can be made. 
Spice up your wardrobe and other items with handmade buttons!

Tari is donating a the buttons shown above worth over $70

 Visit Tari on her websiteblog, Twitter, and Facebook.
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Vladislav Ianov and Kremena Ianova of Golem Design Studio create beautiful ceramic beads, buttons and jewelry components. Golem is husband and wife design studio based in Bulgaria. They use many different types and colors of clays, underglazes and glazes. Beads and pendants are hand shaped then they are either stamped or hand drawn/carved. 
Vlad and Kremena are donating the beads shown above worth $50.

Visit Golem Design Studio on their websiteetsyblog and Facebook.
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Submit photos of your wonderful creations using one or more Art Beads.
Two Acrobats and a Dog by Pablo Picasso has with many different elements that can be used for inspiration varying shades of blue, pink, yellow, male form, dog, and the harlequin pattern.
We can't wait to see where your creativity takes you with the art for this months challenge! 
Please remember to put JULY ABS in the title or tag of your submission(s).  
Provide us with the artist of the Art Beads used and we always love to know all the materials you used. 
Art Beads MUST be used in your entry.