This PCAGOE challenge was started with a little black ball of clay. We could turn the rest of the project any way we wanted as long as you could see the little black ball somewhere in the piece. As an added twist we could take inspiration from a piece we saw in one of Sage Bray's The Polymer Arts magazine or her blog.
This piece sprang forth from a blog post showing off the work of Daniela D'uva shown on August 6 2014. I had been thinking of doing a black pearl and seeing her piece put me in the mood of making something 'sea-like'. So, Black Pearl it is! I wanted to show the insides of a shell and a black pearl as it is when you first open it with the sea foam still there.
The seashell is a mg cane made of pearl green, pearl blue, purple and black. I covered the black pearl with iridescent mica powders and sanded a bit off of the top to show the black through. The sea foam is from a neat trick I learned from a fellow sculptor.
This piece was a lot of fun to make. I have learned so much from making this series of bowls and have pushed my Art in new ways. So, what pushes you to learn new things?