Bettina Welker

Location

Heusweiler, Saarland

Germany

About the Artist

I am a graduated graphic designer and I work as a jewelry designer and polymer clay artist since 2003. I am a co-founder of the German polymer clay guild. Since 2007, I taught private classes in my home studio, all over Europe and in the US. I self published my first book “Edle Schmuck-Unikate & Accessoires aus Polymer Clay” in 2009 and my second book “Polymer Clay Bracelets” in summer 2012. 

As a trained graphic designer, I am equipped with a lot of knowledge about shape, spaces, color, and composition. In my work, I always try to feature the unique properties of polymer clay as an art material. It is important to me that all my work is well designed and finished as flawlessly as possible.

I always walk through the world curiously with eyes wide open looking for inspiration. If I see a shape, a color or a pattern, my creative mojo just starts going. This can be everything – architecture, nature, paintings or just a walk through the hardware store. I even get new ideas just by cleaning up my studio. Teaching is very important to me – the interaction with creative people is very inspiring – I never walk out of a class that I taught without having learned something as well.

Websites

http://www.bettinawelker.de

2021 Exhibition Images

Spherical Container

Spherical Container

3.5 x 5.5"

Polymer clay, oil paint

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Containers

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Spherical box having a white background with multi-colored circle and wave designs

Neckpiece

Neckpiece

Focal Design: 3.5 x 3"

Polymer clay, magnets

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Jewelry and Wearable Art

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Assymetrical necklace with 3 elements: a red dome, a black and white striped tube, and a black and faux wood curved shape; all on a rubber cord

Multiple Hinge Bracelet

Multiple Hinge Bracelet

Open; 7.5 x 2.25"

Polymer clay, magnets

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Jewelry and Wearable Art

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Hinged cuff bracelet having alternating black and blue to white gradient panels, the latter with black linear design

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