10
Jun
19

I am Teaching in Los Angeles june 23rd

I will be teaching a class at the Otis School of art and Design in Los Angeles, CA on the 23rd of June. https://www.otis.edu/extension/catalog/course/1075 It will be making things with very few tools to do it and so much more. It is good basic knowledge for anyone.

10
Apr
19

The second video for the Mokume Gane technique!

Here is the second video, it is much longer.

It is three times as long as the past video and ends up in a Mokume Gane block of translucent shaded canes.

I will flash fingers for settings and the direction the sheet should go through the machine.

It is noisy here, you will hear voices in the back ground.

Same story as the first video, really!

Watch the other one first.

#cernit #mariesegal #metallics #polymerclay #secondvideo

Part 1 now, part two to follow.

This is about 7 minutes long.

10
Apr
19

This is from my experiments with Cernit! A Skinner shade.

I was asked to show how to do a Skinner Shade.

I was hesitant, there are so many videos on line showing every persons way to make them. I am not set up in my studio yet to do videos, but I thought it would push me in to where I have to go…a little. It definitely did make think about how I am going to pull videos off.

Changing my whole environment and my set ups and the way my house faces and how the light comes in and when. It is all so much sometimes. I was in that place for over 35+ years, it was all definitely a habit. I am breaking habits now!

So I made these little videos to get me going.

This is the first video, the second is coming and it is 15 minutes long, this one is under 5 minutes.

They are not perfect but you might get something out of them, who knows, @subtle_hands on IG, thank you for the little push! ❤️

It’s now or never for me lately!

So here it is.

Talking, slamming of kitchen doors, and all that happening in here now. It is spring break in my life, I would not miss that for the world. I have my beautiful grand daughter here and it is noisy most of the time in here.

You can find Cernit products at our web site http://www.clayfactory.net

#cernit #mariesegal #polymer clay #facemyfears

27
Mar
19

Experiment #8

Ok experiment #8, unedited, except for rotation and cropping for size, taken in mostly natural light that was changing constantly and photographed with my iPhone.

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❤️

Marie Segal

For your understanding and viewing pleasure:

The Colors of Cernit translucent mixes from Experiment #7

baked and unbaked.

#cernit #mariesegal

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Bordeaux Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalRuby Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalOrange Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalAmber Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalLime Green Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalEmerald Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalTurquoise Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalSapphire Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegalViolet Translucent Cernit baked left hand side, raw uncured clay right side, top mixed with translucent glitter white, middle mixed with translucent glitter silver and the bottom be is mixed with translucent glitter gold

#cernit #mariesegal

23
Mar
19

The 7th experiment with Cernit polymer clay

This is the 7th experiment: mixing all the glitter translucent’s into all the colored Translucent colors.

I have 12 translucent colors now, plus the clear white Translucent. The new colors are Bordeaux, Orange, Lime green, glitter silver, glitter gold, and glitter white.

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There is the ripple bead I did the video for, it looks great on these beads. There are solid color translucent disks in between the three new translucent glitter colors.

Starting on the top left side, beginning with Bordeaux and ending in violet translucent.

In each color section the top one on the left in Bordeaux mixed with white glitter, then silver, then gold.

So the little flat disks are the translucent color with nothing in it so you can see how it bakes up and how different it looks using the glitters in each of the colors.

❤️

Marie

#Cernit

21
Mar
19

A quick little bead technique, by Marie Segal

Here is a quick little bead technique, I am working with glitter colors of clay, mixing them with all the translucents.

I am making a color necklace so I can see what each glitter translucent does in other translucent’s.

❤️

Marie

#Cernit

15
Mar
19

Revisiting my past again, Cernit experiment #6

Experiment #6;

This is another experiment with Cernit in the #1 line of colors all more opaque now!

I wanted to do another “revisit the past” little experiment.

I believe going back to old designs for myself, shows me how far I have come, a great design is a great design, always timely, and oh how I love this upgrade in the Cernit #1 colors, they are nice and bright in the new #1 line.

No more of this is 50% translucent and this is a 100% translucent or 100% opaque to understand any more. The categories or color sections make so much sense now.

All special clay colors are going to have a category now.

Making the color line in Cernit clay much more comprehensive. Still coming in to fruition.

Sometimes things do get better. Sometimes companies improve things. Not everything is a marketing blizzard of less for more cost.

Comments on pieces in pictures themselves.

This first picture is a piece I made in the 80’s, it was part of a series I did and some of the first pieces I was selling retail in major department stores nationwide. They were also some of the first pieces of millefiori to go major retail.

I am proud of this line. it comes from teaching myself caning or millefiori from a glass paper weight book. It was years of practice to get to this point. No information available at all, like there is today.

Getting these pieces in stores retail, was a step up for Polymer clay acceptance in retail markets. Some one had to do it. On a larger volume.

At this time in my life we had several employees working for us at the time. Getting this in the stores upped our game on several levels.

They were simple canes but effective and dynamic and not really seen before.

New medium work, the one giant step for acceptance in the general public, is placing it retail in places like Nordstrom’s at that time in history.

#Cernit

The original piece circa mid 80’s, color graduated series, all Fimo Classic.This is the next revisit, all new #1 colors Cernit, some canes the same, all a little more intricate now, but very similar. Colors loud and bright, the #1 line and all of Cernit clay canes beautifully, contrary to the old outdated opinion that it doesn’t cane well. Old news. It has been this way for years now. Still touted though by some that have never used it or used it in the last 15 years.The second piece in the second revisit! Pendant necklaceAll three together, top right hand side, old version.

All the canes used to make the new versions. It takes a lot of different cane and I added a couple newer versions, but similar in colors and designs.

Oh by the way, I love the new Champagne color in the #1 line, thank you so much for doing this.

I am loving the newer take on this technique and design, with the beads you see on the left. I think there will be more of these. This my friends is one of the reasons you revisit old designs and work, you are in a whole different state of your art when you come back and things evolve from the paradigm that was set for you by yourself before. Level up anyone?I like them and the colors and couldn’t stop working in the pieces and canes I had made, this is usually a great sign for me.

Just yummy!New pod action! I am really liking the elongated one.

Pattern in sheet work, below my hand on the right side.

These are faves!

These were first. I like them as well.

Set, I have to make another set of the fronts for the disk earrings in the proper color gold. I am loving the gold patterned mice shift insert on the brooch.Another view of all the canes and colors I was using.

Shot in window light, with my iPhone. Not edited.

❤️

Marie




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