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Cindy Wright at bench

What is Lampworking?

by Cindy Wright   Early lampworking was done in the flame of an oil lamp, with the artist blowing air into the flame through a pipe or using foot-powered bellows. Most artists today use torches that burn a mix of natural gas and oxygen. Lampworking is also known as flameworking or torchworking, It involves holding a glass cane […]

What is Polymer Clay?

Polymer Clay has been around, in one form or another, since the late 1930s. A German doll maker Fifi Rehbinder, was having trouble finding her usual supplies, due to the political upheaval of the time. Born out of necessity, she developed a plastic clay she called “Fifi Mosaik”, which she used for sculpting doll heads. […]