Victoria James

Location

Newcastle, California

United States

About the Artist

I've been working in Polymer Clay since the 80's. I love combining color and form. It is a perfect fit with my other work in textiles and basketry.

My focus is on texture, both actual and implied by color and pattern. Vessels offer endless fascination; they both occupy and contain space and have a delightful interplay between inner and outer surfaces.

Websites

http://www.victoriajamesart.com

2021 Exhibition Images

Alyssum Vessel

Alyssum Vessel

4 x 3"

Polymer clay

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Greenish gold vessel with a scalloped rim and relief of allysum flowers and leaves

Flame Vessel with Lid

Flame Vessel with Lid

4 x 2.5 x 1"

Polymer clay

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Metallic green and gold, tall, rectangular box having flowing designs on the front with antique gold, textured sides, base, and lid

Vessel with Legs

Vessel with Legs

3.25 x 2.5 x 2"

Polymer clay

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Metallic green and gold tall bowl with a curved bottom resting on copper-colored, rectangular legs

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Alice Stroppel

Location

Sebring, Florida

United States

About the Artist

Alice is owner of Alice Stroppel’s Studio 215 in downtown Sebring, FL. She has taught polymer clay techniques to students in her studio, on internet in her online school and most recently on Zoom. Alice’s main focus is cane making, while she enjoys applying her canes to jewelry and smaller items her true joy is in creating larger wall pieces and furniture veneers.

Websites

http://www.polymerclayetc.com

http://www.alicestroppelsstudio215.com

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Crazy Birds

Crazy Birds

Polymer veneer, wooden table

Using my technique of cane mapping the veneer then applying it to the table after curing.

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Slightly irregular rectangular tabletop with multicolored stylized birds and abstract designs

Untitled

Untitled

Polymer, liquid polymer, pen and ink

Cured polymer veneer applied to a wooden cradle board.

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Rectangular multi-colored wall art with abstract circular and rectangular designs and the word: Fly

Face It

Face It

Polymer canes, vintage silver teapot

Canes applied to silver tea pot and cured.

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Silver teapot with its body coverd with black and white faces and geometric designs

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Pavla Čepelíková

Location

Bušovice, PL

Czech Republic

About the Artist

After almost 14 years of working with beloved fun polymer clay I can only say my artwork is very colorful and "picture like". My inspiration comes mostly from nature and ancient art. When I am inspired, I usually search how to express my idea technically in polymer clay, it is often lead to new techniques which I love to share.

Websites

http://www.pavlacepelikova.com

https://www.etsy.com/shop/SaffronAddict

2021 Exhibition Images

Kumbaya

Kumbaya

29 x 22 cm

Polymer clay

Kumbaya, the wall art inspired of the African song. Polymer clay only. (Premo!) 

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Mosaic with a swirling design of earth colors and black

Music of Our Souls

Music of Our Souls

Each bead: 3.5 cm diameter

Polymer clay, Buna cord, recycled glass beads

Light but big necklace made from layered polymer clay hollow beads (35mm in diameter).

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Necklace of large, round, multi-colored beads having stripes with geometric designs in them

Faux Batik Beads

Faux Batik Beads

Each bead: 3.5 cm diameter

Polymer clay and Buna cord

Necklace made from polymer clay hollow beads (35mm in diameter). Inspired by wax batik, made 100% from polymer clay (Premo).

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Large, round beads, each a different color with faux batik designs in darker or lighter shades

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Lex Sorrentino

Location

Canberra, Oxley

Australia

About the Artist

I began sculpting in 1996 and being self- taught, my minimal training has left me free to approach clay sculpting in an experimental way. 
Many mediums are used to create unique pieces.

Currently teaching 3 polymer/ Mixed media Sculpting classes each week in Canberra, Australia.
Co-Ordinator for Canberra Art/ Craft Retreat. www.contemporarycraftretreat.com.au. Facebook: Sculptural-Emanations

Websites

http://originalartdollsbylex.com

http://www.originalartdollsbylex.com/store.php

2021 Exhibition Images

Leafy Sea Dragon (Wall trophy)

Leafy Sea Dragon (Wall trophy)

75 x 40 cm

Air dry polymer clay, wire, foil, glass, paint

Sculpted over a wire and foil armature, glass eye included. Air Brushed for colour.

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Sculpture of the head, neck, and shoulders of a leafy sea dragon hanging on a wall as a trophy

Angler Fish (Wall hanging)

Angler Fish (Wall hanging)

34 x 27 cm

CosClay and Premo clay, brass wire, half pearls and glass eye, paint

Canes and texture added for detail. Painted using Pebeo Prisme/ Fantasy Enamels.

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Low relief portrait of a blue angler fish with very large teeth

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Denise Graham

Location

Pittsburg, PA

United States

About the Artist

Since I was a little girl making mud pies decorated with tulip petals I have loved being creative. In 1997 I discovered polymer clay by viewing the Carol Duval Show. My son's elementary school art class introduced me to the more pliable , Sculpey polymer clay. My enthusiasm lead me to become one of the founding members of the Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild. Through the guild I have been fortunate to study with many famous polymer artists.

During the past 25 years my exploration of creating polymer art has evolved from jewelry and home decor items. Painting with watercolor was my first artistic background and over the past 7 years I have been excited to dovetail painting with polymer clay.

The polymer paintings I create attempt to offer surprise, inspiration, reflection, and questioning to the viewer.  The pigmented clay offers boundless possibilities to entice viewers to touch, look closely and be surprised by the medium.

Websites

http://denisegrahamcreates.com

2021 Exhibition Images

Key West Landmarks IV

Key West Landmarks IV

14 x 7"

Polymer clay and oil paint on canvas

Unframed sculptural polymer painting of Armory, Hemingway House, Southern Most Beach House, Light House and ever-present mascot chickens.Mounted on canvas, accented with oil paints.

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Low relief scene of famous buildings in Key West, Florida

Starry Night Strings

Starry Night Strings

9 x 12"

Polymer clay on wood panel

Swirling colorful and textured strings of polymer clay echo the beauty of Van Gogh's Starry Night. The unframed polymer painting is mounted on a wood panel.

Two Dimensional Work

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Rendering of Van Gogh's "Starry Night" in stings of polymer clay

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Beth Petricoin

Location

Lancaster, Pennsylvania

United States

About the Artist

I'm a Pennsylvania native, currently living in Lancaster, PA. I am a former pattern designer for rotogravure printing, having worked in both the fabric and laminate industries. I started crafting with polymer clay about 30 years ago, initially making jewelry. My interests have gravitated towards creating wall art and three dimensional sculpted pieces.

Websites

http://www.createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com

2021 Exhibition Images

Through Darkness Comes Ligh (Sun catcher)

Through Darkness Comes Ligh (Sun catcher)

9 x 9"

Polymer, wire & Genesis paints

After taking two workshops in early 2021 (Donna Greenberg's Genesis paints on polymer and Laura Tabakman's Light as a Feather polymer and wire mobile construction), I was inspired to combine techniques, learned from both workshops, into this sun catcher piece. This piece is my commentary on finding the goodness and light after going through a dark period.

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Sun catcher with six circular medalions in shades of purple with geometric designs coming out of a central black medallion on curved wires

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Cecilia Leonini

Location

Sovicille, BR

Italy

About the Artist

My name is Cecilia Leonini, I was born in Tuscany (Italy) and I live in the countryside, near Siena.

My background is music. I am a pianist and I have been teaching piano and music for many years. Over time I graduated in music therapy and in intercultural counseling. 

I have always loved art, color, nature and animals.

My encounter with polymer clay happened "by chance" in 2013 when I saw a "skinner blend" work on the internet and It was love.  Since then I have been working with polymer clay and mixed media in search of new colors and shapes, styles and techniques. Clay is, for me, the synthesis of all the Arts I love and it is my corner of happiness, silence and meditation and I am often inspired by natural elements, sounds and music.  In polymer clay I find the same vibrations, sounds and colors of music, the same nuances of sounds, the same emotion.

My Polymer Work has been featured on blogs and publications such as "Polymer Clay Daily",, "The Daily Polymer Arts Blog", "Polymer clay Planet", "Polymeri Online".  I have taught my techniques in some workshops and in Staedtler Fimo Symphosium (Monza, MI 2017).

Websites

https://www.facebook.com/CeciliaLeoniniImpastArte/

http://https://www.etsy.com/shop/ImpastArte

2021 Exhibition Images

The Stone Rejected by the Builders Has Become the Cornerstone (Psalm 117)

The Stone Rejected by the Builders Has Become the Cornerstone (Psalm 117)

2021

24.80 x 5.11"

Mixed techniques, inks, pastels, steel, micro-pearls

Architectural necklace, magnetic front opening. The necklace was made entirely with scraps and scraps. The cornerstone is the most important and is, ideally, the one that supports the whole building. Valuing waste and "reviving it" is the meaning of the piece.

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 Necklace of abstract shapes filled with colorful, abstract designs

Synthesis

Synthesis

2021

23.62" from top to bottom

Polymer clay, steel

The necklace, in basic black and white, was born from a study on color contrasts. The synthesis par excellence of white/black/red was chosen to create contrast even though chromatic simplicity by modifying only the veneers and the inlays of the surface.

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 Necklace of quadrilateral shapes with black, white, and red geometric surface designs

Dynamic Water Lily

Dynamic Water Lily

2021

21.65 " total length, 10.62" length from top to bottom

Polymer clay, liquid polymer, copper and brass

The necklace was designed in a dynamic way. The three elements that compose it close on each other "like an accordion." The leaves are made with the technique of engraving and mokume, the flower is made in the manner of a bas-relief and therefore has a 3D structure.

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 Necklace with central, white waterlily flower, a green pad to one side and a pink pad to the other

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