Clever Idea

Last weekend I taught Textile Inspirations/Increasing Your Color Confidence for the New York Polymer Clay Guild. What a fantastically welcoming and talented group of polymer clay artists! It is always inspiring to me to see just how many variations on the same patterns that each class comes up with. Each student was assigned a different color palette to explore. Rita Simms has posted photos of her textile inspirations on her web page.

lazy-susan-turntables.jpgI also got to see a very clever tool in action. Heather Dadak had attached a small lasy Susan mechanism to a 4′ x 8′ bamboo cutting board, which allowed her to adjust her viewing and cutting angles as she worke on each piece. I’ve seen similar set ups in pastry kitchens, sculpting studios and ceramics rooms…but it had never occurred to me to use it while working with polymer clay. 

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3 Responses to “Clever Idea”


  1. 1 Barbara Forbes-Lyons November 7, 2007 at 9:20 pm

    You can also find a variety of turntable mechanisms at large home improvement centers, fine art suppliers, and woodworking tool suppliers.

  2. 3 lindly November 9, 2007 at 4:58 am

    Thanks for the correct URL. I didn’t have time to visit the store where Heather works while I was in Manhatten- but plan to next time I visit- as many NYCPG members said it was a fabulous place to visit/find new tools.


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