We had a few vintage items this year. Not everyone at Clayathon was familiar with the work of Mike Buessler who specialized in landscape canes. The pin you see below is a cane and it is the exact reverse image on the other side. People have made landscape canes since the time Mike retired his tissue blade, but he was the first and the best.
I am not sure if Carolyn Potter is still working in clay. Her work was certainly beautiful as this mosaic pendant attests.
Lindly is still working in polymer, teaching, writing, and she taught a very popular class at Clayathon. I warned her that one of her pieces from the 1990’s swaps was going to be in the auction.
Barbara McGuire is still very active in polymer as an artist, teacher and writer. It’s hard to retire when you have so many great ideas.
Pier Voulkos retired from polymer more than 20 years ago. She set standards of artistic excellence for everyone.
Michael and Ruth Ann Grove were artists who became involved with polymer in the early days who no linger work in the medium. The earrings above are a good example of their work.
If you want to learn more about the early days of polymer, go to the
Polymer Art Archive.