Nikolina Otržan

Location

Zagreb

Croatia

About the Artist

A Croat with two passions.. animals and polymer clay. Ok, shoes too. Let's not forget coffee! Can't live without music. Likes to listen to movies while working. Dreads politics. Usually tolerant, sometime too tolerant, but can be opiniated too. Live and let live philosophy. Almost middle aged... For other info ask for her CV. ?

Websites

Https://www.etsy.com/shop/NikolinaOtrzan

https://www.instagram.com/orsonsworld/

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MOD Tool Box with Insert

MOD Tool Box with Insert

Box: 10 cm/4" long x 7.5 cm/3" high x 3.5-5.5 cm/1.4"-2.2" wide, Insert: 10 cm/4" high x 3 cm/1.4" diameter

Kato polymer clay, acrylics, metal

MOD Tool Box with an insert feat. Tubular deco. Various techniques.

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Containers

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Set of containers in black with white and rust accents: a short-sided square box; a tall, narrow, round cup, a cup with an abstract, curvilinear shape

Too Funky Pin and Earrings

Too Funky Pin and Earrings

Pin length: 10 cm/4", Bead diameter: approx. 2 cm/0.75"

Earing length: 5.5cm/2.25"

Kato clay & cold enamels, stainless steel wire & spacers

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Earrings and brooch of dome-shaped beads in black, white, and red

Intermezzo Earrings

Intermezzo Earrings

2.5 x 2.5 cm / 1 x 1"

Kato polymer clay, stainless steel posts

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Four sets of stud earrings, each made of 4 differently colored blocky shapes

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Laurel Swetnam

Location

Portland, Oregon

United States

About the Artist

I've been working with polymer for 12 years. The colors, textures and flexibility amaze me every day. 

Websites

http://laurelswetnam.com 

2021 Exhibition Images

Lidded Box

Lidded Box

3 x 3 x 3"

Polymer clay

Curved lidded vessel built over constructed cardboard base.

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Multi-colored square box with rounded sides and a variety of patterns

Lidded Box (View 2)

Lidded Box (View 2)

3 x 3 x 3"

Polymer clay

Curved lidded vessel built over constructed cardboard base.

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Multi-colored square box with rounded sides and a variety of patterns

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Donna Baratta

Location

Lewes, Delaware
United States

About the Artist: Donna Baratta

My fascination with color, texture, and form in infinite combinations lead me to my passion: creating hand crafted, wearable art jewelry from polymer clay and beads that are embroidered and woven. This mixed media approach allows me to continue learning and exploring new possibilities with each block of clay and every stitch.  

Donna is currently teaching classes in polymer clay, bead weaving, and bead embroidery at local art leagues. She holds BS, MS, MA, and Ed.D. degrees and continues to practice life-long learning.

Websites

https://donnabarattadesigns.art

2021 Exhibition Images

Ebb and Flow

Ebb and Flow

Watercolor paint, acrylic paint, silk screen, silver aluminum foil, hand dyed and formed Arashi Shibori habotai silk, Japanese seed beads, Czech fire polished crystals and beads, Ultra Suede

Like the ebb and flow of the tides, our lives have flowed in one direction and then another these past two years. The tranquil watery colors are complimented by beaded clusters that sparkle like sunlight dancing upon the water hinting of brighter days ahead.

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Bib necklace in shades of blue and purple having a curvelinear shape with pleated fabric, polymer clay cabochons, and beadwork

Siren's Song

Siren's Song

Translucent and white polymer clay, mica powder and flakes, Czech fire polished beads, Japanese seed beads, Ultra Suede

Sea green and deep teal sparkles like bioluminescence in the ocean depths and swirls as waves crash and fall where mermaids sing to unwary sailors.

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Oval pendant in shades of blue and green with gold; using polymer clay cabochons, and beadwork

Tidal Pool

Tidal Pool

Interference mica powder, black polymer clay, hand dyed and formed Arashi Shibori habotai silk, Austrian crystals, Japanese seed beads, handcrafted silver filled ear wires, Ultra Suede

Sparkling treasures are revealed when looking down into shallow pools of water, formed as the tide recedes leaving ridges in the sand beneath.

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Earrings in shades of blue and purple having a leaf shape; with pleated fabric, polymer clay cabochons, and beadwork

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Linda Wentlink

Location

Columbia, Maryland

United States

About the Artist

I have been doing both polymer clay and beading since the year 2000. For a long time I made jewelry in either polymer clay or in beading, but a few years ago I learned to do bead embroidery and bead bezeling around cabochons at our local Bead Shop, Bead Soup in Laurel, Maryland. That opened up a whole new field for me, and since then I've been making my own cabochons in polymer clay and then beading around them. I love being able to combine the two techniques. 
In polymer clay, I prefer caning with geometric, symmetrical shapes, usually with a highly polished surface similar to that in stone cabochons. In beading, I like to have a smooth portion framing the polymer cabochon, surrounded by a much more densely textured surface with colors that pick out those in the polymer cabochon. The beading always follows what is in the polymer cabochon and, I hope, accents and complements it. 

2021 Exhibition Images

Four Petaled Flower

Four Petaled Flower

Pendants: 5 x 4": Beaded rope: 19" long

Polymer clay, Swarovski crystal, glass beads

The "Four Petaled Flower" necklace and earrings have polymer cabochons, a Swarovski crystal, and seed beads. The necklace polymer pendant has two sets of bails on the back so that it can be worn either by itself in a vertical position, or in a horizontal position with the crystal hanging below it. The main pendant is 4 inches high by 2 ¾ inches wide. Put together, the two pendants are 5 inches high by 4 inches wide.

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Multi-colored, beaded necklace and earring set with polymer clay kaleidescope cabechons and a large crystal, all outlined in smaller glass beads; the pendant hangs on a beaded rope

Red, White and Blue Fireworks

Red, White and Blue Fireworks

Pendant: 6" long: Beaded rope: 19" long

Polymer clay, druzy, glass beads

The "Red, White and Blue Fireworks" necklace and earrings have polymer cabochons, druzys, and seed beads.The pendant portion of the necklace is 6 inches long and is composed of two polymer pendants and three bezeled druzys.

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 Blue, white, and red beaded necklace and earring set with polymer clay kaleidescope and druzy cabechons, all outlined in smaller glass beads; the pendant hangs on a beaded rope

Purple and Teal

Purple and Teal

Pendant: 6.5 x 2.25": Beaded rope: 19" long

Polymer clay, charoite, Swarovski crystals, glass beads

The "Purple and Teal" necklace and earrings have polymer cabochons, charoite, Swarovski crystals, and seed beads. The pendant portion is 6 ½ inches long by 2 ¼ inches wide. It is composed of one polymer pendant, one bezeled charoite stone, one bezeled crystal tear drop, and two bezeled crystal 8.5mm chatons.

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Purple and teal, beaded necklace and earring set with polymer clay kaleidescope cabechons and a large crystal, all outlined in smaller glass beads; the pendant hangs on a beaded rope

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Claire Fairweather

Location

Whangamata, WKO

Australia

About the Artist

Self taught, I first started working with polymer clay in 2010, after moving from the UK to live in New Zealand. In the process of learning, I have tried most techniques and made everything from jewelry and fashion accessories to wall art, sculptures and other decorative items. I now concentrate on creating mosaic art, both 2D and 3D, with my own hand-made polymer clay tiles. The benefit of using polymer clay is that I am not limited by color, size or shape, and I have developed my own signature mosaic style using round tiles.

Inspired by nature and color, particularly landscapes, flowers and New Zealand icons, I enjoy exhibiting and selling my work through local art events and craft markets. I have also given illustrated talks, demonstrations and workshops, to encourage others to discover the possibilities and pleasure of using polymer clay.

Websites

www.clairefairweather.co.nz

2021 Exhibition Images

She Loved Yellow Flowers

She Loved Yellow Flowers

40 cm / 16" diameter

Polymer clay on MDF board

This polymer clay mosaic is titled "She Loved Yellow Flowers" because when my husband met my mother for the first time, he gave her a bouquet of yellow flowers. I remember my mother saying that yellow flowers were her favorite. Sadly my mother passed in November 2020 but whenever I look at this mosaic, or any other yellow flowers, I always think fondly of her.

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Two Dimensional Work

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Circular mosaic of yellow lillies

Alphabet Orb (Front)

Alphabet Orb (Front)

16 cm / 6 1/4" diameter

Polymer clay on glass sphere

This polymer clay mosaic was my 'happy project' during the recent Covid lockdown. I hope these colorful letters make learning the alphabet fun. I certainly had great fun making this piece; creating Skinner blend sheets of polymer clay from which the letters were cut and then baked over a curved form. Once the letters were stuck on to the sphere base, I filled the remaining areas with my signature round mosaic tiles, and then finished off with black tile grout. Who says ABC can't be FUN, FUN, FUN?

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Three Dimensional Work

Mosaic orb with rainbow color letters of the alphabet (front)Click the thumbnail below to view a larger image

 

Alphabet Orb (Back)

Alphabet Orb (Back)

16 cm / 6 1/4" diameter

Polymer clay on glass sphere

This polymer clay mosaic was my 'happy project' during the recent Covid lockdown. I hope these colorful letters make learning the alphabet fun. I certainly had great fun making this piece; creating Skinner blend sheets of polymer clay from which the letters were cut and then baked over a curved form. Once the letters were stuck on to the sphere base, I filled the remaining areas with my signature round mosaic tiles, and then finished off with black tile grout. Who says ABC can't be FUN, FUN, FUN?

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Three Dimensional Work

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 Mosaic orb with rainbow color letters of the alphabet (back)

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Lili Vélez

Location

Baltimore, Maryland

United States

About the Artist

Since the late 90s, Lili has been exploring polymer, along with wood-carving and other media. She is especially interested in the interplay of the natural and artificial, and how one form transitions [or breaks] into another. What makes one thing work at a particular moment? What needs to happen for that moment or meaning to change?

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Shield

Shield

3 x 3.5"

Polymer, foil, twigs, wire

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Silver gray and pearl abstract shape laying on a frame of twigs lashed in a pentagon shape with colored wire

Shard

Shard

5 x 3.25"

Polymer, foil, twigs, wire

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Textured, abstract sheet in mottled gray, gold, and light blue laying on a triangular frame of twigs lashed together with colored wire

Clawed Shell

Clawed Shell

3 x 2.75"

Polymer

Likely to scuttle around at night, along with several similar forms on my desk. I don't ask.

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Sculpture in a rough scallop shell shape with cracks made of pearl clay with darker splotches and an organic diamond pattern texture

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Phyllis Pollema-Cahill

Location

Woodland Park, Colorado

United States

About the Artist: Phyllis Pollema-Cahill

I've been an artist all my life, first a graphic designer and later a children's book illustrator.

Using my design, drawing and painting skills I create jewelry where shape, subtle color, tiny
patterns, delicate lines and even transparent watercolor washes draw you in.

Website

http://www.phylliscahilldesign.com

2021 Exhibition Images

Aspen leaf tetrahedron earrings

Aspen leaf tetrahedron earrings

1-1/8 x 3/4"

Polymer clay, Pan Pastels, sterling silver

Aspen leaf imprints reminiscent of tin types cover curved tetrahedrons suspended on sterling silver rings in these "vintage meets modern" earrings.

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Bone colored dangling earrings having a 3-D triangular shape with a black leaf design

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