Sunday, May 12, 2013

Polymer Clay Stamps Demonstration at SAQA Regional Meeting

I was honored to be asked by the So. Nevada/So. California Regional Representatives of Studio Art Quilt Associates (SAQA) to present a demonstration at the May 18th regional meeting on my method of making polymer clay stamps for use on fabric.  Included here is a preview of only a few of the many stamps I have been developing and that will be for sale at the meeting, along with a "how-to" booklet and start-up packet.  Polyform Products, the parent company of Sculpey Clay, has generously donated several pounds of clay for this upcoming demonstration event and for a demonstration that I will be doing at the International Quilt Festival in Long Beach, CA, on August 3, 2013.

 Hope to see many of you at the SAQA regional meeting and at the International Quilt Festival in August.

Exciting Gallery Solo Exhibition of Deborah Stanley's Art

Yesterday I had the singular opportunity to attend the opening reception of Deborah Stanley's art at Soft Expressions Gallery in Tustin, California.  Deborah's fiber art works are deliciously refined and capture the essence of her portraiture subjects and her pictorial works.  I managed to capture only a few photos of Deborah's art.  I only wish that these photos could have been good enough to adequately reflect the truly fine quality of Deborah's work.  To enjoy more of Deborah's art, visit her website, Deb's Artistic Inspirations.

Here are a few additional photos of Deborah's art that is in her solo exhibit:

Deborah discusses her art with reception attendee, Mary Tabar

Attendee, Mary Tabar stands with one of Deborah's works

Reception attendee, David Charity, admires one of Deborah's fine works

Artist, Deborah Stanley (in black and white attire) enjoys discussing art with Teresa Shippy, Mary Beth Kile, Nancy Mraz and Mary Tabar (from left to right)