Amy Koranek - Faux Fused Glass Tray
Premo base with Liquid Sculpey overlays. 4.5" x 12".
In order to mimic the look of fused glass I used layers and layers of Liquid Sculpey in several bakings over a base of Premo Sculpey.
Amy Koranek - Faux Drip Pottery Bowl
4.5" x 4.5" x 1.75";
Scrap Premo Sculpey clay base with "dripped" Liquid Sculpey.
I've been working to mimic the look of drip pottery with only polymer clays.
Andrea Victoria Paradiso - Flurry
Votive LED light holder, app. 5" x 6". Premo polymer clay, sterling silver leaf inclusions, embossing powder, and Swarovski crystals on glass Mason jar. Genuine black onyx eyes for Scottie Terrier.
Outer jar was covered and decorated with textured tinted translucent polymer. Inner lid and bottom of jar were lined with textured polymer and a holder was built inside jar to hold a color-changing LED votive light. Textured polymer legs were added. Scottie Terrier was sculpted separately and attached to lid with E6000 adhesive. No molds or paints were used in this piece.
Angela Wiggins - Mosaic Bowl
16" x 16"x 6.5".
Polymer clay, various handcrafted papers, washi tape, tinted grout, wooden bread bowl, flecto varathane.
I have always wanted to make a large mixed media/polymer clay bowl, and I figured that a mosaic piece, also incorporating the medium of paper(my other favorite art material) would be worth a try. When I spotted my old, unused dough bowl, the creative lightbulb turned on in my head. Inlaying the tiny tiles was challenging in that symmetrical, but yet successful kind of way. The combination of paper and polymer clay is a pleasing one for me, so I included various papers in a sunburst design on the bottom of the bowl. And of course, all of my Containers absolutely must have attractive feet!
Angela Wiggins - Untitled Pedestal Bowl
14" x 10.5" x 10.5"
Handmade paper from cotton and linen, aqueous dispersed pigments, polymer clay, fabric, glass beads, ball chain, and ribbon.
The reason I am an avid fan of polymer clay today is because it is the perfect medium to use in making my work uniquely my own. This piece uses repeating shapes and colors of polymer clay that mimic the pattern in the fabric that I chose for the pedestal. Polymer clay also adds stability and structural integrity to the bowl by using it as a base for the pedestal.
Angela Wiggins Polymer Clay Platter
9 " x 7.5" x 3.5". Polymer clay, acrylic paint, and genesis headset paints.
This piece was part of a trunk show that I participated in at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to coincide with an African mask show taking place. Of course on doing my research, I was captivated by the rich colors, intricate textures, and out of this world patterns and designs!
Aoife Murphy - Everything but the Kitchen Sink
10 inch x 10 inch, Ceramic and Polymer Clay
This piece manifested as an exercise in "letting go" and not planning every last detail! I'm very inclined toward perfectionistic tendencies and I agonize over colours and design of every creation I make. This results in me working at a very slow speed and so I decided to just stop over thinking things! I grabbed my box of canes and just started sticking 'em on! I absolutely loved the result and this is definitely one of my favourite pieces. I hope it will inspire others to let go and just allow some of your work to manifest itself without worrying about what people think or if it will sell!
Aoife Murphy - Fairy Teapot Cottage
6 inches x 10 inches, Ceramic and Polymer Clay,
This cosy little cottage is a home to a very special fairy. It was designed with the notion of blending into a forest landscape. The Star Gazer Lily petals offer a waterproof roof and of course add a touch of femininity to the overall look. The walls are covered in faux bark and the spout, handle, door and window frames have been created with a faux wood cane. The magical fungi that have sprouted on the paved doorstep allow us to interpret the miniature stature of this piece and the Quartz Crystals embedded in the mossy foreground offer protection to the occupant. The stonework on the chimney draws the eye and allows us to imagine a brightly burning fire inside on cold days.
Aoife Murphy - Fantasy Wine Goblets
9 inches x 4 inches, Wine Glasses and Polymer Clay
I created these goblets just as Summer turned to Autumn. I wanted the colours to reflect a season of preparing for rest or indeed hibernation for some creatures! The warm Terracotta and Yellow Ochre leaf canes convey a Fall Feel while the Navy/Blue leaf canes makes one think of starry nights. What else can one do other than curl up in front of the fire and enjoy a glass of wine when the weather is wet and windy or dark and frosty!
Elena Montanaro - Little Vessel
3.5" inch diameter
Gayle Heinemann - A Face in the Crowd
Helen Malchow - Crunchie Box 22
8" long x 6" wide x 6" tall
Hollow form box with no interior armature or supports. Made using the slab and drape method of construction.
The box was created using a handmade ceramic form base on the abstracted female form. Crackle was created using a heat treatment applied to the surface layers and then expanded to create the effect one would see when mud dries and contracts under the summer sun. The handle is a sculpted squiggle, lightly sanded in directional motion with a smooth oval spot at the top for visual weight and interest. A calm spot in all the crunchiness if you will. Premo, Sculpey lll, liquid clay
Helen Malchow - Pods
6z5.5x6 premo, Sculpey ll, Ceramic honeycomb, liquid polymer clay
These Hollow formed Pods were created using handmade ceramic forms. The forms were used to drape the polymer clay, creating the pods. They were cured and cut off the forms, then reconnected. The outside was carved using a lino tool. The edges were snapped off to create interest and contrast. The lids are made of an expandable ceramic honeycomb material. I painted the inside of the cells with black liquid polymer. After curing it would help the ceramic honeycomb retain its shape inside the pods, creating the lids. If left on Its own, it would expand and pop out. The lids were put back into the pods and then cured. Once cured it was inlayed with some tinted translucent polymer to resemble bee's wax. Some of the cells were perforated and opened as if something had "hatched". The pods were glued together with a two- part epoxy.
Inge Abrahamsen - Mystery Mushroom
Inge Abrahamsen - Forbidden City
Inspiration for the textures and colours is from the doors of the Forbidden City.
Inge Abrahamsen - Textured Texture
Jayne Dwyer - Pemaquid Lighthouse Teapot
Premo Clay hand sculped and applied, with the sky patterned carved and backfilled. the lighthose windows are made from a tiny piece of clear acrylic.
Jayne Dwyer - Partridge in a Pear Tree Teapot
Thrifted silver Teapot, Premo clay, Ultralight clay dimensions are: 10x8x6''
This vessel was made using complex partridge canework, as well as simple pear and leaf canes which were incorporated as 3D objects to reference sculptural majolica aesthetics. After applying the partridge cane slices to the teapot, the background was filled with shades of recycled blue and black clay and thoroughly textured with a needle tool. The vines were then hand sculpted and applied, and the pear and leaf canes were added as sculptural embellishments. Lastly, a large, hand sculpted pear was fixed to the top of the teapot lid. In a conversation between two clays, the pears and leaves were finished with alcohol ink to transform the polymer and emulate the look of a traditional ceramic glaze, while the rest of the piece was left matte to showcase the properties of Premo clay, the material actually used.
Kelly Hoffman - People Change When They're Ready
Kelly Hoffman - Renewal
Linda Leach - Etching Alternative Bowl
Mags Bonham - Engraved Faux Ivory Container
This container is constructed from faux ivory clay. The designs have been designed and engraved using the Silhouette Curio machine. I created faux versions of lapis, jade, & turquoise to be inset into the lid of the container. The container is cured in multiple steps and sanded & polished to replicate the real versions of the gemstones recreated in polymer.
Maude McCarthy - Peeking Into My Garden
To be carried every day, this purse holds all the necessities, while lightweight and extremely durable. While talking about my gardens in Louisville with my three year old granddaughter, I pictured an insect's view. Just had to try to make it! My purse would not be possible without the class at Creative Journey Studio in GA with the remarkable Kathleen Dustin.
Materials: Polymer clay and liquid polymer clay for purse body, brass hinge with brass screws, leather strap, rare earth magnet closure.
Dimensions: 7" wide, 3" deep, 4.5" tall
Pamela Carman - Blooming I
12" x 8"x 8"
Upcycled ceramic vase, altered then covered with stipled polymer veneer and sculpted flower
Pamela Carman - Blooming II
Upcycled glass vase, altered then covered with polymer veneer and sculpted flowers
Pamela Carman - Blooming III
6" x 8" x 8"
Upcycled glass vase, altered then covered with polymer veneer and sculpted flowers.