Lori Axelrod’s “No Boundaries – Experimenting With Color And Shape” One Woman Show At Artisans On The Ave

Artisans On The Ave Gallery has one of the largest selection of community-based artists that work in a variety of disciplines and mediums in Palm Beach County. Artisans On The Ave is featuring Lori Axelrod, one of those talented artists,who has found her creative spirit and voice through polymer clay.  Lori’s experiments with polymer and other mixed media form special combinations you will never see again.  Her jewelry is truly one-of-a-kind.  Celebrate and learn more about this amazing art medium at this One Woman Show on Saturday, November 21st.  The Free Opening Reception starts at 6:00 pm with refreshments.  The Rickie Report shares the details and some peeks at Lori’s creations here.  This is a great opportunity to remove some of the misconceptions about polymer clay and highlight the wonders of working with this medium!

 

 

 

 

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Artisans On The Ave
630 Lake Avenue  Lake Worth, FL 33460
561-762-8162    561-582-3300

 

You Are Invited:

ONE WOMAN SHOW

 

 

Featuring:

LORI   AXELROD

“No Boundaries”-

Experimenting with color and

shape

Opening Reception:

Saturday, November 21, 2015

6:00 – 9:00 PM

Free And Open To The Public

Gallery Hours:

Open 7 days a week

Monday thru Saturday 11am – 9pm
Sunday 11am – 6pm

 

 

 

Artisans On The Ave Gallery has one of the largest selection of local artists that work in a variety of disciplines and mediums located in Palm Beach County.  Lori Axelrod is one of our 40 talented artists who has found her creative spirit and voice through polymer clay.

 

 

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“Creative Spirit” Hand made polymer clay flowers 

by Lori Axelrod

As Lori expresses, “I love exploring new color palettes, and I hope that others will experience the same delight that I get when they see my work!  It is my connection with color and pattern that drew me to polymer clay as the perfect medium for my creative outlet. It is the intensely saturated colors and the details that I can achieve with polymer clay, combined with the wonderful tactile experience of the clay that has me hooked”.

 

 

 

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“Creative Spirit” Polymer Clay Pins with Necklace Converter

by Lori Axelrod

 

 

 

Lori’s polymer clay canes are created by combining custom made colors and shaping them into sheets or rods of clay to make patterns or images. When the cane is sliced, the image or pattern reveals a pleasant surprise!

 

 

 

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Lightweight “Squiggle necklaces” by Lori Axelrod

 

 

 

 

Lori started to experiment with all of the mixed media products and incorporated the polymer clay with the mixed media.  There are no boundaries or limits to what additional items you choose to incorporate into the polymer clay to tell your story.

 

 

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Multi-color polymer clay bracelets by Lori Axelrod

 

 

 

Lori tells us, ” I use the polymer clay flowers and fiber as my focal point which adds the dreamy iridescence near the center of the flowers. I then layer with gauze, gelato pens, acrylic paint, stamped images, pigment ink, embossing powder and additional mixed media. I’m always challenging myself and experimenting with new techniques and styles. Polymer Clay has allowed me to find the creative spirit within. My drive to create is fierce and strong as I passionately put my heart into all of the art I create”.

 

 

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“Grow Where You Are Planted” Mixed Media with

Polymer Clay and Fiber by Lori Axelrod

 

 

 

 

Lori is a member of the International Polymer Clay Association and the
Southeast Florida Polymer Clay Guild.

To see more of Lori Axelrod’s artistry please visit:

 

http://www.ipernity.com/home/1582278

or email  loriaxelrod@comcast.net

 

 

 

Lori Axelrod will be giving workshops in the art and technique of polymer clay at The Craft Gallery. 

For workshop information please call Betty Wilson at 561-762-8162

 

For more information about being part of Artisans On The Ave, please contact
Betty Wilson or Linda Manganaro
561-762-8162
561-582-3300
www.ArtisansOnTheave.com

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Lori Axelrod Teaches Polymer Workshops At Bootz Culture Camp

Lori Axelrod spends most of her day working in the technology field, but once she is ready to create, Polymer Clay has become her go-to medium. Polymer clay is plastic, but until it is cured, it is a very malleable plastic.  Lori uses polymer clay as only part of her mixed media approach.  The layers and intricacies you see in her jewelry are not painted! Each color, dot and line is a different color of the clay she manipulates and forms.  Lori will be offering  a 6 week course at Bootz Culture Camp. Supplies and baking are included! The Rickie Report shares the details and urges you to sign up quickly, as the Opening Workshop begins Nov. 2nd!

 

 

 

Bootz’ Culture Camp, Inc.

Features:

LORI   AXELROD’S

POLYMER CLAY WORKSHOPS

 

6 Mondays:

Nov. 2nd

Nov. 9  

Nov. 23

 Nov. 30

Dec.7

  Dec. 14th

NOTE:  No class on Nov. 16th

 

 

 

6 – 9 pm

$270. Includes all supplies and baking

420 South SR 7    Suite 120      

Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414

www.bootzculturalartscenter.com

561.290.2753

​Explore the world through the arts!

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Lori Axelrod will be leading 6 workshops to teach polymer clay, beginning Nov. 2nd at Bootz’ Culture Camp in Royal Palm Beach.  The workshops take place from 6 – 9 pm and all levels are welcome.  The workshops include all of your supplies and baking your creations!  They take place from November 2nd through December 14th.  Lori is a member of the International Polymer Clay Association and the 
Southeast Florida Polymer Clay Guild.

 

 

 

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Polymer Clay, Multi-colored pins/pendants by Lori Axelrod

 

 

Artists and hobbyists alike love polymer clay for its brilliant colors, its ease of use, and the incredible range of possibilities it offers. The clay can be formed into any shape imaginable-from detailed miniatures for doll houses, to striking vessels and wall hangings, to beads of every description.

 

 

 

Lori Axelrod tell The Rickie Report, “There are no boundaries, no limit to what you can use to tell your story. I used the polymer clay flowers and fiber as my focal point and then I layered with gauze, gelato pens, acrylic paint, stamped images, pigment ink, embossing powder and probably some additional media”.

 

 

 

 

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Mixed Media Flowers using Polymer Clay by Lori Axelrod

 

 

 

Polymer clay is essentially PVC, polyvinyl chloride. It is plastic, but until it is cured, it is a very malleable plastic. It can be shaped and reshaped a multitude of times without deterioration. As long as it is stored away from excessive heat and direct sunlight, polymer clay can sit unused for years and still be workable (though it may require softening additives if left for very long).
Unlike earthen clay, it doesn’t have to be fired in a kiln, nor will it dry out at room temperature, like other clays will do. Polymer clay cures at significantly lower temperatures than earthen clays, so it can be easily hardened in a home oven or toaster oven. (In fact, the high temperatures in a kiln would ruin polymer clay and release potentially dangerous fumes.) Though it varies slightly by brand, most polymer clay must be cured at 265°F to 275°F (129°C to 135°C) for at least 15 minutes per ¼ inch (6mm) of thickness.

 

 

 

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Polymer Clay Flowers by Lori Axelrod

Polymer clay is available in a variety of brands (each with its own characteristics) and a rainbow of colors. There are several specialty clays, as well, including liquid clays. Different brands of clays can be mixed together to create a limitless palette of colors.

 

 

 

 
Lori was born and raised in South Florida and has found her creative spirit and voice thru Polymer Clay. As her children grew up and went off to college she found that she had some time and energy for herself.  She shares, “I started to read magazines, poked around the internet and then I went to the craft store and bought some colored pencils and paper. Next I started to sign up for local workshops and classes. But I still couldn’t find the media that caught me. Somehow or another I found polymer clay and bought a few bars. That was it, I was hooked, I finally found my media to work in! Finding my artistic voice however, came much later… I look back at those beginning pieces and I smile at how much my art has developed. I’ve learned so much from the many artists who have shared their talent and knowledge”.

 

 

 

 

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Multi-Color Polymer Clay Necklace by Lori Axelrod 

 

 

 

 

Lori tells The Rickie Report, “My weekdays are spent working in a technical field so it is in my  free time that my imagination is given full reign. I love exploring new color palettes, but usually find myself going back to the colors that speak to me. I hope that others will experience the same delight that I get when they see my work.  My polymer clay canes are created by combining custom made colors and shaping them into sheets or rods of clay to make patterns or images. When the cane is sliced, the image or pattern is revealed and it is such a pleasant surprise”.

 

 

 

 

 

Lori explains, “It is my connection with color and pattern that drew me to polymer clay as the perfect medium for my creative outlet. The intensely saturated colors and the details that I can achieve with polymer clay, combined with the wonderful tactile experience of the clay has me hooked”.

 

 

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“Red Flower, Grow Where You Are Planted”

Polymer Clay by Lori Axelrod

 

 

 

“I started to experiment with all of the mixed media products that I was reading about and found my rhythm by telling myself to conquer my apprehensions and doubts and allocate lots of time to play.  I love mixed media because there are no boundaries, no limit to what you can use to tell your story. I used the polymer clay flowers and fiber as my focal point and then layered with gauze, gelato pens, acrylic paint, stamped images, pigment ink, embossing powder and probably some additional media. There are pieces of fiber which adds the dreamy iridescence near the center of the flowers”.

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about Lori’s Polymer Clay creations, please email:

 

 loriaxelrod@comcast.net

Or Visit:
http://www.ipernity.com/home/1582278

Stop by:

Artisans On The Ave, where her artistry is on display

630 Lake Ave, Lake Worth, FL 33460
http://www.artisansontheave.com/

 

 

RESOURCES:

Broward Art Guild 3280 NE 32nd Street, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33308 
(In the North Beach Restaurants and Shoppes Plaza)

http://www.browardartguild.org/

 

For more information about Bootz’ Culture Camp:

Jeanne Bootz Brown, Chief Creative Officer 

420 South SR 7     Suite 120    Royal Palm Beach, FL 33414
www.BootzCultureCamp.com             561.290.2753

 

 

 

 

 

 

For coverage of your events, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291

Christi Friesen, World Renowned Polymer Clay Expert Offers Local Workshop

The South East Florida Polymer Clay Guild anounces a polymer clay workshop with world-renowned polymer clay artist Christi Friesen.  There are limited seats available.  This is open to the public.

Workshop will take place Monday, February 27th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Beads on the Ave. in Delray Beach, FL.  

Cost per person is $60.00.  Advanced reservations and payment are necessary.

Send check made out to “Karen Leeman” to:  7370 S.Oriole Blvd. #A106 Delray Beach, FL 33446.   Please include: Your name, phone number, cell phone, email  and snail mail address.

One focus of the workshop will be:   “Green Goddess & Eclectic Sprites”

In this workshop we will create a goddess or a sprite, which can be a pendant, wall piece or sculpture.  We will explore using armatures, creating a face and figurative sculptural elements, as well as incorporating mixed media embellishments.  Oh, and we’ll have a blast doing it!

Sprite Goddesses

The other focus will be “Beautiful Blooms”

Drama! Movement! Beauty! This class will bring these elements to your sculptural experience.  You will create a stylized flower and leaves, accented with beads and other embellishments.  No matter what your skill level, you’ll learn new sculpting techniques, design & composition skills and embellishment tricks.

Blooms

Christi Friesen’s Materials List 

Bring as manyof these items you have — I will be bringing items to share, and some for purchase.

·        polymer clay (of course):  I use and recommend Premo brand polymer clay.  You can use your favorite clay instead, but if you have Premo, bring it!  For the Goddess/Sprite class you will need a flesh color clay (like beige or ecru) and colors for wings and clothing – I suggest some white and whatever your favorite colors are (your favorite colors would make nice clothing!).  For the Blooms class you will need green clays (how about several different greens!) as well as gold and floral colorsyour choice.

·        beads for accents: any beads – assorted sizes, colors and shapes – anything that can go in the oven — so glass, crystal, natural pearls, stone, metal, ceramic (no plastic or acrylic beads).   I will have some beads in the ‘bead soup’ for sharing, as well as some bead mixes available to purchase.

·        other interesting things for accents:  if you want, you can bring fun stuff, vintage jewelry findings, dichroic glass, glitter, metal foils/leaf, metal bits, found objects, vintage gears and steampunk stuff – anything that you think would look good (as long as it can go into the oven).  I’ll bring some goodies too!

·        28 gauge wire:  you won’t need much, but bring it if you have it (I’ll have some to share).

·        20 gauge wire:  bring your favorite color metal since some of this will be visible in the final piece. You’ll need about 8 inches or more.

·        headpins (optional):  bring a dozen or so, if you want to.  Any size, color, thickness.

·        tools: bring your favorite sculpting tools, as well as needle tool and cutting blade, we’ll use pliers and wire cutters (I have some to share).  Needle nose tweezers are very useful.  If you have a pasta machine, bring it!

·       glitter and mica powder: if you have some, bring it!  I’ll have plenty to share!

·       Container to safely transport projects home for baking

·       Basic polymer clay supplies and equipment  kit (work surface, pasta machine, tissue blades, needle tool, clean up wipes, spray cleaner and paper towels to clean tables, Glad Plastic Wrap, wax paper to protect table from clay pieces and residue, polymer clay,  and wire cutting tools)

·       Lunch, snacks, and beverages

Driving Directions to Beads on the Ave:                                                                                (in the Pineapple Grove District) 151 NE 2nd Ave      Delray Beach, FL 33444            561-278-6977            www.beadsontheave.com

Take Rte 95 to Rte 806 or E ATLANTIC AVE.     EXIT in Delray Beach.     Go EAST toward the beach 1.4 miles and pass the Delray Beach Tennis Center and then Old School Square on your left until you are in the area where diners eat out on the sidewalks.  Turn LEFT onto NE 2ND AVE / PINEAPPLE GROVE WAY   (Note: not NE 2nd Street and not NW 2nd) .  Go north about 0.2 mi and watch for the store on your right just after the 1st St and before the 2nd St.  Intersections.  Park on the street or directly across the street from the store in the private parking lot (ignore the valet parking signs and park toward the front of the lot).  Other parking exists up the street on the right in a public free parking lot.  There is also a parking garage but there is a charge.  You have gone too far if you pass the Delray Camera Store on your left or arrive at a traffic circle.

If you have any questions please contact Rickie Leiter: rickie@therickiereport.com  or 561-537-0291.

For coverage of your events, listing of announcements in our events section, to place an advertisement, or speak to Rickie about appearing in The Rickie Report, contact The Rickie Report at:

Rickie Leiter, Publisher

The Rickie Report

P.O.Box 33423

Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33420

Rickie@therickiereport.com

561-537-0291