The Article is called Caning by Numbers: Complex Cane Design. I go through my process of drawing and designing my canes, using graphing paper and math to help me calculate the amount of clay, size of the canes, and the dimensions of my cane for optimal size for reduction. It's probably more 'geeky' than most polymer articles, but I've found that a little of bit of planning helps me to plan and prepare. Plus it cuts down on those leftovers bits that you are always trying to find a use for. =)
I have a class in the works on CraftArtEdu that goes into the process in more detail in order to make a fun, acorn shaped Inro with complex caned details. If you have any questions, please just ask. I think the best way for me to learn as a teacher is to know what my students are looking for. And thanks for all the patience and support!