Smooshers Thursday – CNewcomb

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This week’s Smoosher is Chris Newcomb, aka EagleHawk.  Chris lives in Cypress, Texas (the 2nd largest state…;) ), with his wife (“the most wonderful woman I know” he says! Isn’t that sweet?) and two daughters. He is primarily a woodworker.  Something I love from his Art Fire shop‘s Artisan Gallery is this wonderful decorative violin:

More representative of Chris’s work is this gorgeous little scrollsaw ornament, which he says is “perfect for little hands to hang on the tree.”  Living as I do only a few miles from the North Pole, I had to include this one!

How does this work make Mr. Newcomb a Smoosher, you ask?  Well, although Chris is relatively new to polymer clay, he has come up the great idea of inlaying some of his woodwork with polyclay, which has resulted in some very cute keychains. 

Using wood and polymer clay together can be problematic, because of wood’s tendency to shrink and expand.  It is nice to see someone experimenting with the combination, though, because there is wonderful potential for creating beautiful items.  This is my favorite of Chris’s keychains – I love the combination of the poplar with the pearl polymer clay:

I hope you’ll have fun browsing at Chris’s Art Fire shop!

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7 responses »

  1. Hey Melissa! Sorry to post here (I realized I don’t have your phone # yet) … sent some emails your way – a few things to fill out & then some more info to follow … and we’ll get set for next week! Can’t wait to hear from you! Talk soon!

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