Kathy Hepburn

Location

Carlsbad, California

United States

About the Artist

I was raised by “makers”. My mother was a professional seamstress, and my father a passionate woodworker – both fearless in their approach to taking on creative challenges.  I have always had art and craft in my life from hand-made paper, to stained glass, beading, wire work, and wood turning.  I have been working with polymer clay for more than 12 years.  I enjoy the creative process and make jewelry, bowls, decorative items, and enhanced home goods.  Since childhood, I have a long habit of discovering and collecting natural objects like interesting shells, rocks, leaves, and lost bird feathers.  I have continued this fascination into adulthood.  In these bowls, I have integrated my passion for polymer the natural environment.  I also learned a new skill – collecting blown down pine needles from my neighborhood; sorting, cleaning and dying some of them in my “slow cooker”; and teaching myself to weave them for these bowl rims.

2021 Exhibition Images

Imperial Beach Cache

Imperial Beach Cache

16.75” circumference, 6.5" long x 4 ”wide x 5” high

Polymer clay, image transfer (photo by syndee holt, used with permission), pine needles, shell

Oval vessel of polymer clay rimmed with pine needles collected, prepared, and woven by the artist and adorned with shell from the artists personal collection.

Containers

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Black oval vessel with a black and white image of shells on the side, pine needles stitched to the rim, and a shell hannging from the rim

Central Coast Luminosity

Central Coast Luminosity

17” circumference, 7 long”x 3.75” wide x 5” high

Polymer clay, image transfer (photo by unknown, found multiple locations), pine needles

Oval vessel of polymer clay rimmed with pine needles collected, prepared, and woven by the artist.

Containers Gallery

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Black, oval vessel with a black and with image of shells on the side and pine needles stitched to the rim

Moonstones / Beach at Cambria

Moonstones / Beach at Cambria

3.75” long x 4.5 “ wide x 5” high

Polymer clay, image transfer (photo by The Painted Hinge, used with permission), pine needles

Rectangular vessel of polymer clay rimmed with pine needles collected, prepared, dyed, and woven by the artist

Containers Gallery

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Brown, square vessel having color images of stones on one side and of a beach on the other side with pine needles stitched to the rim

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