Attila Borbás

Location

Tustin, California

United States

About the Artist

Attila Borbás was born in 1983 in Hungary. His interest in certain forms of arts had already become apparent in his childhood. He found 3D shapes, various geometries, and the art of sculpting particularly intriguing.

He has always had a special affection and communication with nature. The beauty of various manifestations of life, the connection between living beings and the harmonious functioning of the whole universe has always filled him with fascination. To honor the miracle of existence, Attila felt it was his calling to bring his insights and art into the world.

In college, he met his creative partner, Melinda Puhó who shared a similar view of the world and a close artistic mindset. They decided to immigrate to the US to fulfill their dreams of sharing with the world their unique creative vision.

n the spring of 2016, they started their business in Los Angeles, becoming ‘WizArts’, beginning the adventure of magic and art. Since 2017 WizArts has been exhibiting at various juried art shows throughout California.

Attila is inspired by the enormous and fascinating energy that forms and surrounds all creation. That is why reflecting the beauty, symbolism, sacred geometry of nature, as well as manifesting the mystery of the infinite realm of fantasy are so important in his works.

2021 Exhibition Images

Heart of the Forest

Heart of the Forest

10.5 cm wide x 13 cm tall

Premo polymer clay, labradorite gemstones, crystals and beads, antiqued brass chain

This piece represents growth, harmony and love for Nature.

I carefully sculpted, rolled, formed and shaped by hand every small detail you see on this pendant (including the double braid, for which I used long polymer clay "snakes"), based on my design. I didn't use any molds. After sculpting/adding details, the necklace was cured in an oven a couple of times to harden, then I added a clear finish to protect the surface of the artwork.

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Filigree style scupted pendant of brown branches and tiny green leaves with crystals and labradorite cabochons

Gaia

Gaia

6.35 cm wide x 8.9 cm tall

Premo and Pardo polymer clay, glow-in-the-dark powder, labradorite, opals, mica powders, 14k gold-filled chain

This piece symbolizes the ancient energy of life and prosperity. It reflects the boundless cycle of infinite beauty and wisdom, sprouting from the seed of life.

I carefully sculpted, shaped, formed and carved by hand every small detail you see on this pendant (even the braid was hand-done, using long "snakes" of polymer clay). I didn't use any molds. After sculpting/adding details, the necklace was baked in an oven to harden, then I painted it with acrylic paint and added a clear coat to protect the surface of the artwork.

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Filigree style black and metallic scupted pendant in a stylized female shape with crystals and labradorite and opal cabochons

Mayan Dream

Mayan Dream

14 cm wide x 14.8 cm tall

Premo polymer clay, crystals and beads, opals, sterling silver chain

This piece symbolizes the connection of the souls of the universe (whether in a spiritual form or in a body). It is intended to represent the unity and knowledge of the ancestors. The braids and the heart motif are the connecting link.

I carefully sculpted, rolled, formed and shaped by hand every small detail you see on this pendant (including the braids, for which I used long polymer clay "snakes"), based on my design. I didn't use any molds. After sculpting/adding details, the necklace was cured in an oven a couple of times to harden, then I added a clear finish to protect the surface of the artwork.

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Filigree style black and metallic scupted pendant in curvalinear designs with crystals and labradorite and opal cabochons

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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.

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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.

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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

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

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Second Annual IPCA Global Exhibition Members' Choice Award Winners

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The Global Exhibition Committee is pleased to announce the Members' Choice Awards for the Second Annual Global Exhibition

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2020 Global IPCA Exhibition

Asset 8by Kathryn Corbin, IPCA VP, Program Development

What does an organization do when it’s international members can’t meet in person? Like everyone else in the Year of Covid, we learned and deployed Zoom. Thanks to our VP of Communications, Ann Hlavach, who was willing to host a regular members’ zoom get together every Sunday that moved monthly through all international time zones to accommodate those heading to bed when some of us were just waking, members were able to interact with each each other on a more or less regular basis in a more or less face-to-face manner. She later added a Wednesday morning meet up that is more topic-and demo-based. Still, these are fleeting, informal, in the moment. What could we offer members that was BIG? NEW? EXCLUSIVE? NO COST TO MEMBERS? REMOTE?

Curious to see what everyone was up to after a long, strange year of separation, we decided to try an event idea that had been discussed as a potential component of the next Synergy Conference….which never happened, of course. But it seemed like maybe, and maybe even better, a virtual exhibition could be that event to bring us together again.

Read more: 2020 Global IPCA Exhibition

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