Suzie Sullivan

Location

Westport, MO

Ireland

About the Artist

Suzie Sullivan's lifelong passion for craft work began as a child in Cheshire in the UK, with stitching, knitting and crocheting. Throughout her life she has always had hobby projects on the go but could only have dreamt where it would lead. She has always had a fascination for Ireland and all things Irish and moved to Mayo in 2001 with her husband Steve. She loves what Ireland has to offer - music, culture and the wide open spaces - and all of this is reflected in her work. She is now known throughout Ireland and beyond for her work in fibre art, especially felt and silk paper making. She has achieved several RDS national craft awards and has had her work exhibited in solo, collaboration and group exhibitions. She has also shared her knowledge by giving innovative workshops in a wide range of craft skills from her studio. Suzie is a self-taught artist and embraces the challenge of working with new materials and disciplines such as flame worked glass, polymer clay, wire, bead and copper work.

Website

https://www.derryauncrafts.com

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Pookas

Pookas

13 x 8"

Premo clay, glass, silver leaf

This sculpture was inspired by ancient Irish folklore. A Pooka is a shapeshifter and can take any form it chooses. Usually, it is seen in the form of a horse, dog, hare, goat or a bird, they have the power of human speech and often make great sport by embellishing the truth. Pookas are the most feared Faerie in Ireland, possibly because they only appear at night-time and enjoy creating havoc and mischief.

Standing at 13 x 8 inches this sculpture was made with Premo clay, built around a wire armature, using various canes, glass eyes and silver leaf.

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 Sculpture of a rabbit wearing clothing and holding a bird and a flower and sitting on a mushroom with leaves and birds around its base

Ayana

Ayana

4.5" high

Premo clay, glass jar, pearls

Inspired and fascinated by nature's symmetry and structure, I built this exotic flower around a small glass jar. Using Premo clay l applied simple manipulated bull's eye canes and handmade shapes. The process was like designing a 3D jigsaw puzzle, where all the shapes had to fit together in a precise symmetrical way. The piece stands at 4.5 inches high with a removable pine-cone stopper, making a perfect place to store small treasures.

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Vessel covered with raise blue-green leaf shapes edged in gold and salmon-colored seed shapes

Clew Bay Nightfall

Clew Bay Nightfall

13 x 8"

Premo clay, mica powders

This is my interpretation of the evening sky over our local coastline, the mountain featured is called Croagh Patrick and is an important site of pilgrimage where St Patrick is believed to have fasted for 40 days in 441.

I used Premo clay, mica powders and subtle cane work on the crow. The sky and sea are made from 'stretched' mokume-gane, a technique learned from Philip Wiegard.

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 Sillouetted crow on a grass-covered mound set against a lake, shoreline, mountains, and sunset

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Sitting Pretty

Sitting Pretty

This s a decorative/functional sculptural work that is an expression of my love for all things whimsical and my fascination with children's toys and illustrated books circa 1900. The work is intended not only to raise a smile, but to reawaken in the observer childhood memories of the private world of books, nursery rhymes and poems. The little bowls are intended to hold small items of jewellery.

Size 6 x 7 x 6 inches Materials – polymer clay and wire

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April Fool

April Fool

This is a decorative/functional sculptural work that is an expression of my love for all things whimsical and my fascination with children's toys and illustrated books circa 1900. The work is intended not only to raise a smile, but to reawaken in the observer childhood memories of the private world of books, nursery rhymes and poems. The little bowls are intended to hold small items of jewellery.

Size 8 x 7 x 6 inches Materials – polymer clay and wire

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Twilight

Twilight

This s a decorative/functional sculptural work that is an expression of my love for all things whimsical and my fascination with children's toys and illustrated books circa 1900. The work is intended not only to raise a smile, but to reawaken in the observer childhood memories of the private world of books, nursery rhymes and poems. The little bowls are intended to hold small items of jewellery. Size 8 x 7 x 7 inches Materials – polymer clay and wire

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Corliss Rose

Location

Tustin, California
United States

About the Artist

Corliss Rose is part of the creative entity 2-Roses, a Southern California artistic and design studio shared with John Lemieux Rose. Each is a master craftsman that has contributed a distinctive style and artistic vision to a high successful 40 year collaborative practice. The studio is driven by the principles of exploration and experimentation and has produced internationally acclaimed award-winning work in fashion, furniture, tableware and jewelry. Over the last two decades 2-Roses has established their place in American Art Jewelry through their innovative use of a wide variety of highly unorthodox materials including plastics, wood, polymer clay, rubber and resins in conjunction with traditional precious metals and gems.

Websites

https://2roses.com

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Mojave Wave, Brooch

Mojave Wave, Brooch

3"w x 2.5"h x 1"d

Carved polymer clay, fabricated nickel & sterling pin back, micro screw fasteners on bronze backing

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 White irregular circular brooch, open in the center, with multi-colored stripes

The Phalle of Rome, Brooch

The Phalle of Rome, Brooch

3"w x 2"h x 1"d

Carved and sculpted polymer clay, stainless steel pin back, acrylic paint

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 Rectangular brooch with a double-headed, multicolored snake around the edges and abstract designs in the center

Fireflies, Brooch

Fireflies, Brooch

3"w x 2.875"h x 0.5"d

Carved polymer clay, fabricated nickel & sterling pin back, micro screw fasteners on powder coated bronze backing

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 Irregular, circular brooch with black, red, and blue stripes around yellow speckled dots in the center

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Brooch, Mojave Bouquet 01

Brooch, Mojave Bouquet 01

Polymer Clay, Ebony, and Sterling Silver - Approx 3" long by 1 1/2" wide - completely fabricated, prong set

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Brooch, Mojave Bouquet 02

Brooch, Mojave Bouquet 02

Polymer Clay, Ebony, and Sterling Silver - Approx 3" long by 1 1/2" wide - completely fabricated, prong set

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Brooch, Mojave Bouquet 04

Brooch, Mojave Bouquet 04

Polymer Clay, Sterling Silver, acrylic paint, approx. 3" long by 2.25" high by 0.5" deep - carved polymer clay, prong set

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Olga Poltavets

Location

Metairie, Louisiana
United States

About the Artist: Olga Poltavets

Olga Poltavets is a self-taught artist,who is in love with making polymer clay jewelry. She is originally from Russia, now works at her studio in New Orleans, LA. Polymer clayhas been her passion for many years. She loves working with this amazing material andenjoys sharing her discoveries with others.

Websites

https://polganistudio.com

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Frozen

Frozen

Hinged bangle bracelet and earrings set, handmade using polymer clay in blue hues and white and silver color pigments. Bracelet: 1-7/8" x 2-3/8". This work was inspired by frosty Russian winters which the artist misses living in the south of the United States.

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Patricia Nero

Location

Mexico

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I dwell in possibility

I dwell in possibility

Painted orange canvas, Purple rice, Paper, Textured pan pastel clay with coffee grounds, Eggshells and Paint

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Untitled

Untitled

Polymer clay, Pan pastels, Markers, Wire and Paint

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Sara Amrhein

Location

Firenze
Italy

About the Artist: Sara Amrhein

My name is Sara Amrhein and I am an American artist living in Florence Italy. I have been working in polymer since 2009. As a jewelry artist, I specialize in fun, colorful, and often romantic statement pieces, with an emphasis on necklaces and earrings. Much of my work is inspired by historic costume and floral symbolism. With an eye on the opulence of the Renaissance, more is more philosophy, and modern-day fashion, my designs are for the bold and adventurous woman who is a romantic at heart. Over the years I have participated in countless fairs, jewelry shows, and markets. My work was published in the 2016 edition of Polymer Clay Journey's and I have sold my designs internationally in boutiques in the United States, the UK, Belgium, Japan, and Italy. I have also had three workshops with storefronts of my own here in the city of Florence, where I not only sold my work directly to the public but where I also conducted numerous workshops and hosted internships for both local and study abroad students from all over the world.

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Butterflies and Hollyhocks

Butterflies and Hollyhocks

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Japanese Hydrangeas Statement Necklace

Japanese Hydrangeas Statement Necklace

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Baroque Frame Necklace

Baroque Frame Necklace

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Maude McCarthy

Location

Louisville, Kentucky
United States

About the Artist

Maude resides in Louisville, KY with her pooch, Emma. We share a little hobbit home we have surrounded with flowers...nary one blade of grass! While it was my parents who taught me to enjoy what I do and do it well; it is Emma who insists that I leave the "clay factory" and walk and play with her every day!

Website

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

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Mosaic Bird Wall Tile

Mosaic Bird Wall Tile

4 x 4"

Polymer clay, liquid polymer clay

Intended for my bathroom wall (eventually!) this tile is a mosaic of a fanciful bird on a tree trunk. Tile and tesserae are polymer clay; "grout" is liquid polymer clay.

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Mosaic of a blue, striped bird on a branch with a green background

Heron Purse

Heron Purse

7.25" diameter, 1.5 deep

Leather straps; Chicago screws, brass hinge, and rare earth magnets

The texture of the heron's feathers contrasts with the silky, smooth finish of the swirling mokume gane background which brings to mind a watery marsh. Weight is one pound eight ounces. Two leather straps included. Chicago screws mean this handbag converts easily to a shoulder bag.

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Round purse with a white and black heron on a blue and green background

Heron Purse (Back)

Heron Purse (Back)

7.25" diameter, 1.5 deep

Leather straps; Chicago screws, brass hinge, and rare earth magnets

The texture of the heron's feathers contrasts with the silky, smooth finish of the swirling mokume gane background which brings to mind a watery marsh. Weight is one pound eight ounces. Two leather straps included. Chicago screws mean this handbag converts easily to a shoulder bag.

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Back side of a round purse having sections of different blue and green flowing, abstract designs and a metal hinge

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Peeking Into My Garden 1

Peeking Into My Garden 1

To be carried every day, this purse holds all the necessities, while lightweight and extremely durable. While talking about my gardens in Louisville with my three year old granddaughter, I pictured an insect's view. Just had to try to make it! My purse would not be possible without the class at Creative Journey Studio in GA with the remarkable Kathleen Dustin. Materials: Polymer clay and liquid polymer clay for purse body, brass hinge with brass screws, leather strap, rare earth magnet closure. Dimensions: 7" wide, 3" deep, 4.5" tall

2021 MMcCarthy 1b

2021 MMcCarthy 1c

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Melinda Puhó

Location

Tustin, California
United States

About the Artist

Melinda was born in the ancient land of Transylvania (Romania), in the Carpathian mountains. Since her childhood, she felt a deep spiritual connection with the astonishing beauty of the natural world that surrounded her. She started drawing from the moment she held a pencil in her hands and started playing the piano at the age of 5. She always felt much more mature than her age and her wish for artistic expression and for seeking the Truth was her companion even after her parents moved her to Hungary when she was 11, after the revolution that brought an end to the 42 years of communist rule in Romania. These early hardships helped her understood that her life and talents have a purpose, and her aim became to elevate the consciousness of the other souls who resonate with her art and music. Artist Bio In college, she met her creative partner, who shared a very similar view of the world and a very close artistic mindset. They decided to immigrate to the US to fulfill their childhood dreams of sharing with the world their unique creative vision. After going through the challenges in their new country, they started their business 'WizArts' in 2016, selling their hand-sculpted, one-of-a-kind art jewelry. Since 2017 WizArts has been exhibiting at various juried art shows throughout California. Melinda is entirely self-taught through experimentation and the development of her own unique techniques, including clay appliqué using her handmade glow-in-the-dark polymer clay. She believes that dreams shape our reality and art is what elevates the consciousness into new, unknown dimensions. For her, Art is the most personal, most intimate form of self-expression that is the only way to touch the soul of the other person in a way that you cannot do otherwise in this material world.

Website

http://wizarts.us

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Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

5" (approx. 13 cm) wide

Premo polymer clay (red and yellow, mixed using the Skinner Blend technique), crystals and beads, mica powder and 14k gold-filled chain

The Phoenix is a powerful spiritual symbol, as it represents immortality, the renewal through transformation. After its "death", the Phoenix regenerates and gains a new life as it arises from its ashes. It overcomes darkness, and as the sun, it "dies" in setting each night, to be reborn in rising again the next morning.

I sculpted, formed, shaped and carved every small detail by hand (using a thin needle), based on my sketch. No molds were used.

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Pendant of a phoenix bird with its wings spread in shades of red, orang, and yellow

Obsidian Eagle

Obsidian Eagle

8" (approx. 20 cm) wide

Premo polymer clay, labradorite gemstone, obsidian, crystals, color-shifting pigments and gunmetal chain

The Eagle represents wisdom, strength, courage, power and freedom. The Native Americans attach special significance to this majestic bird. It is considered sacred and shown with deepest respect. To be awarded with an Eagle feather is the highest honor.

I sculpted, formed, shaped and carved every small detail by hand (using a thin needle). No molds were used.

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Pendant of an eagle in shades of black and iridescent blue with a labradorite cabachon in the center and an obsidian arrowhead on its tail

Moon Magick

Moon Magick

3.5" (approx. 9 cm) wide

Pardo polymer clay, glow-in-the-dark powder (aqua blue and green), rainbow moonstones, crystals, beads and sterling silver chain

The moon is a feminine symbol, that represents mystery, intuition, and regeneration. Its phases symbolize eternity, immortality and enlightenment.

I sculpted, formed, shaped and carved every small detail by hand, using my handmade glow-in-the -dark polymer clay. No molds were used.

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An iridescent cream-colored moon shaped pendant with 3 crystal drops; an inset shows it glowing in the dark

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Phoenix Rising

Phoenix Rising

80 mm wide, 115 mm tall (including the drop), Polymer clay, MICA powders, Swarovski crystals and beads, 14k gold-filled chain. About: The Phoenix is a powerful spiritual symbol, as it represents immortality, the renewal through transformation. After its "death", the Phoenix regenerates and gains a new life as it arises from its ashes. It overcomes darkness, and as the sun, it "dies" in setting each night, to be reborn in rising again the next morning. PROCEDURE: I sculpted, formed, shaped and carved every small detail by hand, based on my own design.

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Duality

Duality

130 mm wide, 90 mm tall, Polymer clay, labradorite gemstone, MICA powders, Swarovski crystals, Swarovski and Czech glass beads, antiqued brass chain.

About: Duality symbolizes the two contrasted aspects of the Universe that complete its wholeness.

PROCEDURE: I sculpted, formed, shaped and carved every small detail by hand, based on my own design.

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