I am using:
- Sony cyber shot point and shoot camera with a tripod
- flotone 43 x 63 inch thunder grey backdrop from http://www.bhphotovideo.com/
- umbrella lights from www.cowboystudio.com with daylight fluorescent bulbs
(bought at any store that sells lights)
- and something to suspend from the ceiling above the work
On the camera I zoom in as tight as possible around the object. Only use optical zoom because digital zoom will reduce the quality. Play around with your camera settings to find the best image.
Good luck on photographing your work.