Fiona Herbst

Location

Ireland

About the Artist: Fiona Herbst

My name is Fiona Herbst, I live in a picturesque rural location in Donegal, in the far north of Ireland. I am a polymer clay artist who specializes in jewellery. I make and sell polymer clay jewellery for a living. For me, each piece is a work of art. My work centres around colour - the creation, exploration and experimentation of colour. I believe colour encapsulates different moods, it adds depth and expression to something otherwise unremarkable. It allows you to make a bold creative statement, to express yourself, to be playful or daring. What I love most about polymer clay is its infinite flexibility. One can never be finished with learning and exploring new techniques and skills. Just as I begin to master one polymer technique, I find myself a beginner in another. The inspiration for my work is drawn from this beautiful county and along the famous Wild Atlantic Way. It is a place of not only great aesthetic beauty but is also brimming with culture and history as outlined by both story and song. Donegal provides an endless pallet of inspiration.

Websites

http://www.fionaherbst.com

Exhibition Images

Donegal Links 1

Donegal Links 1

My intention with this piece was to make wearable art that tells a story about where I come from. I live in a rural, mountainous area, a stone's throw away from the sea. The peaks are imposing and rugged. Its people are widely dispersed throughout the county and the economy is weak. Many people must move away to find work yet their connection to home remains unbending. Hence, I have created a piece called 'Donegal Links' making it big, bold and strong. The links swirl like the white waves of the Atlantic Ocean. They hold strong like the people. I live in an old farmhouse which was once a flax mill. Flax was one of Donegal's main income source in the past. I have used white and translucent clay to reflect the colours of flax but also to symbolise ivory for power and strength.I have used a rough linen tie continuing with the flax theme. The connecting beads that attach the linen tie to the chain is textured with Donegal tweed. The mokume gane used on the link and central beads provides movement and contrast, reflecting the swaying flax reeds in the wind. Length: 90 cm / 36 in, Central bead: 5 cm /2 in, Material: Polymer clay / Linen.

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Donegal Links 2

Donegal Links 2

My intention with this piece was to make wearable art that tells a story about where I come from. I live in a rural, mountainous area, a stone's throw away from the sea. The peaks are imposing and rugged. Its people are widely dispersed throughout the county and the economy is weak. Many people must move away to find work yet their connection to home remains unbending. Hence, I have created a piece called 'Donegal Links' making it big, bold and strong. The links swirl like the white waves of the Atlantic Ocean. They hold strong like the people. I live in an old farmhouse which was once a flax mill. Flax was one of Donegal's main income source in the past. I have used white and translucent clay to reflect the colours of flax but also to symbolise ivory for power and strength.I have used a rough linen tie continuing with the flax theme. The connecting beads that attach the linen tie to the chain is textured with Donegal tweed. The mokume gane used on the link and central beads provides movement and contrast, reflecting the swaying flax reeds in the wind.

Length: 90 cm / 36 in, Central bead: 5 cm /2 in, Material: Polymer clay / Linen.

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Donegal Links 3

Donegal Links 3

My intention with this piece was to make wearable art that tells a story about where I come from. I live in a rural, mountainous area, a stone's throw away from the sea. The peaks are imposing and rugged. Its people are widely dispersed throughout the county and the economy is weak. Many people must move away to find work yet their connection to home remains unbending. Hence, I have created a piece called 'Donegal Links' making it big, bold and strong. The links swirl like the white waves of the Atlantic Ocean. They hold strong like the people. I live in an old farmhouse which was once a flax mill. Flax was one of Donegal's main income source in the past. I have used white and translucent clay to reflect the colours of flax but also to symbolise ivory for power and strength.I have used a rough linen tie continuing with the flax theme. The connecting beads that attach the linen tie to the chain is textured with Donegal tweed. The mokume gane used on the link and central beads provides movement and contrast, reflecting the swaying flax reeds in the wind.

Length: 90 cm / 36 in, Central bead: 5 cm /2 in, Material: Polymer clay / Linen.

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Evamarie Törnström

Location

Linköping
Sweden

About the Artist

My passion is horses and thus I follow an old tradition of horse artists. Through my artistic creation, I want to give the feeling of being close to a horse and its healing ability, to show and remind of how wonderful and inspiring horses are. I come from an old family of artists, so I have "always" been doing art and received both encouragement and constructive criticism from those around me. When I create a new horse, I often walk around for hours and days, twisting and turning the possibilities, impossibilities, colors, shapes, and different expressions in my thoughts. Patterns, solutions, and various technical design problems take turns. Each horse is unique, each horse carries its own meaning and has its own symbols and meaning. Every horse has been created with empathy and love. Polymer clay is such a fantastic artistic material because the colors are present in the clay itself from the beginning. When I create with polymer clay, it feels like I'm painting in three dimensions.

Website

https://www.mosebackeord.se/shop

2021 Exhibition Images

Merry

Merry

Height: 25 cm

Merry is a very happy and nice horse. Her body is covered with lively and flowery canes that clearly express her love of life.

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 Multi-colored, long-legged horse having a red & black mane & tail, balancing on its front legs

Curiosity

Curiosity

Height: 25 cm

Curiosity wants fo find out more about life. This day a strange object landed on his back. Of course he wants to find out what it is, but it is a little bit hard to reach. Therefore he is a little bit upset because it is so hard to reach the apple. His body is covered with colorful canes.

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 Long-legged horse having a blue face, green tail & main, & colorful patterns on its body with an apple sitting on its back

Balance

Balance

Height: 25 cm

Balance is a very nice and well-balanced horse. He likes to play around with his delicious apple before he eventuelly eats it. The color on his body is soft pastels on white clay,

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 Long-legged, pale blue horse having a black botanical patterns on its body & a mulitcolored tail & mane with its neck and head extended backward and an apple balanced on its nose.

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Peacock

Peacock

44x57x20 cm, Polymer clay and bamboo skewers.

A piece of wall art that explores what happens when you combine a horse and a peacock.

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Bluewing

Bluewing

Bluewing

32x23x16 cm, Polymer clay (aluminum net in the wings).

This is a blue horse with wings that comes right out of your dreams and who makes sure that happiness is always your companion.

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Lena

Lena

27x16x5 cm.

This is a portrait of a friend of mine as she enters a celebrity party, dressed in a black, slim dress with gold on it and wearing sunglasses.

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Eli Collins-Brown

Location

Cullowhee, North Carolina
United States

About the Artist

Eli Collins-Brown has been working with polymer clay since 2009. She was inspired to explore this new medium after seeing Laura Timmins magnificent swirl beads at an art show. She started exploring the endless possibilities with polymer and hasn't stopped discovering new ideas and techniques. Eli is a part-time artist who works full time in higher education helping instructors design exceptional learning experiences. She brings her artistry into her job and her design process into her art. She is stretching into selling her work in her online store and most recently with her 3D printer making clay cutters and textures.

Website

http://elicbrowndesign.com

2021 Exhibition Images

Boho Burnt Coral Oval Drops

Boho Burnt Coral Oval Drops

3 x 2.5″

Polymer clay, silk screened, copper findings, hypoallergenic posts

Burnt Coral, one of the Spring 2021 Pantone colors looks marvelous dressed in silkscreened delight! Lightweight polymer clay with copper findings on hypoallergenic posts. Silk screen on polymer, shaped with my custom 3D printed cutters.

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Coral-colored, post earrings with large, open, oval drops silk screened with ivory paisley designs

Big, Bold Silver Drops

Big, Bold Silver Drops

2 x 1.25"

Polymer clay and hypoallergenic posts

Crackle and mica shift veneers combined with a teal accent and shaped using my custom 3D printed cutters.

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Silver, white, black, and teal post earrings with large, open hexagonal drops

Big, Bold, and Beachy

Big, Bold, and Beachy

3.5 x 3″

Polymer clay, textured, painted, and sealed, hypoallergenic posts

BIG earrings are all the rage and this was my first pair made with my custom 3D printed cutters and Lorraine Vogel's (Wired Orchid) Pretty Grunge Technique. Made of lightweight polymer clay, textured, painted, and sealed. Bold shapes on hypoallergenic posts.

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Large, white, post earrings with irregular, open, hexagonal drops having painted abstract designs in blues, gold, and black

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Moonscape Pendant

Moonscape Pendant

Textured round dimensional pendant in blues and gold on a stainless steel choker. 1.75" diameter. Polymer clay and Inka Gold.

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Purple and Copper Pendant

Purple and Copper Pendant

Purple and Copper pendant

Earring in polymer clay. Pendant is 1.75" long and 1.25" wide on a 20" black leather cord. Earrings are .75" square on black findings.

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In the Canyon

In the Canyon

Faux Turquoise and Coral veneer in polymer clay. Pendant is 2" long and 1"wide and on a 20" leather cord. Earrings are .75" by .5" on black finding.

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Elena Montanaro

Location

Torino
Italy

About the Artist: Elena Montanaro

I discovered polymer clay twelve years ago and I was really surprised for the versatility of this medium and its endless possibility. It is like a compendium of a lot of medium, you find color and third dimension just together. I made mostly necklaces and jewelry but now I started with bowls and I really enjoyed the process.

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Little Vessel

Little Vessel

3,5 inch diameter

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Eileen Cressman-Reeder

Location

Coplay, Pennsylvania
United States

About the Artist: Eileen Cressman-Reeder

When first seeing my work, I'm often asked, "How do you come up with this stuff?" I don't know. But my hope is for my work to shed light on the humor of everyday life. Humor connects us in a positive way. Smiling and laughing is beautifully contagious. I aim to spread a little happiness to those who I touch through my art and teaching. Smile on, friends, smile on.

Websites

http://www.cressmanreeder.com

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Handy Man

Handy Man

5 1/4" X 6" X 5 7/8". Polymer clay, embossing powder, oil paint wash. Milton loves his tools. For those really big jobs he uses his sledge hammer and chisel. His favorite tool by far? You guessed it, a monkey wrench! When you open Milton, you will find a monkey wrench.

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ANTEATER

ANTEATER

8 1/4" X 7 1/8" X 9 1/8". Polymer clay.

Sophie loves her worm pasta along with a good ChiANTi. Unfortunately she had a little too much ANTipasto. It's not settling well and the ants are giving her indigestion. Sophie's head comes off. When you peer inside you will see the ants climbing up a ladder in hopes of escaping their impending fate.

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HUMPTY DUMPTY

HUMPTY DUMPTY

7" X 2 3/4" X 3". Polymer clay, chain, washer.

Humpty was a narcissist. He constantly talked about himself. He even wrote a book about himself! The wall was sick of it and pushed him. He landed in the frying pan and was eaten with a knife and fork. Humpty opens to reveal a fried egg, knife, and fork.

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Denise Pinnell

Location

Carlsbad, California
United States

About the Artist

I've always been creative and coming England there was plenty of time to be indoors making things. I have tried many different mediums over the years but in 2010 I moved to California and my next door neighbour introduced me to polymer clay and the rest as they say is history.

Having initially created jewelry I now concentrate on my wine glass charms and Steampunk work. During the pandemic I really focused on this style and created my Fish out of Water Series, culminating in this my very largest piece of work. My work is in a local gallery and I am also in a Studio in the Spanish Village Art Centre, Balboa Park.

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2021 Exhibition Images

Sharky McShark Face

Sharky McShark Face

4.5 x 6.5 ft

Polymer clay, metallic paints

The latest recruit to the bomb squad. The other fish are making themselves scarce as he has arrived smoking a pipe and with what looks like a brand new copy of Bomb Disposal for Sharks, has he even looked in it? and why is it Volume II... whatever happened to Volume I? Picture is 4½ ft x 6½ft and used about 8lb of black clay and metallic paints.

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Steampunk style undersea scene with a shark with a pipe and a book, three bombs, and other sea creatures

Sharky McShark Face (View 2)

Sharky McShark Face (View 2)

4.5 x 6.5 ft

Polymer clay, metallic paints

The latest recruit to the bomb squad. The other fish are making themselves scarce as he has arrived smoking a pipe and with what looks like a brand new copy of Bomb Disposal for Sharks, has he even looked in it? and why is it Volume II... whatever happened to Volume I? Picture is 4½ ft x 6½ft and used about 8lb of black clay and metallic paints.

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Steampunk style undersea scene with a shark with a pipe and a book, three bombs, and other sea creatures (oblique view)

Sharky McShark Face (Detail)

Sharky McShark Face (Detail)

4.5 x 6.5 ft

Polymer clay, metallic paints

The latest recruit to the bomb squad. The other fish are making themselves scarce as he has arrived smoking a pipe and with what looks like a brand new copy of Bomb Disposal for Sharks, has he even looked in it? and why is it Volume II... whatever happened to Volume I? Picture is 4½ ft x 6½ft and used about 8lb of black clay and metallic paints.

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Steampunk style undersea scene with a shark with a pipe and a book, three bombs, and other sea creatures (detail of shark)

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2020 Exhibition Images

It Came from the Depths

It Came from the Depths

It Came from the Depths, from my Fish Out of Water Series.

Size (including frame) 20 1/2" x 24 1/2". Polymer Clay on paper background.

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Jellies

Jellies

Jellies,  from my Fish Out of Water Series. 

Size (including frame) 21 1/2" x 26 1/2" 

Polymer Clay on paper background. 
Duped

Duped

Duped, from my Fish Out of Water Series. Size (including frame) 26 1/2" x 21 1/2".

Polymer Clay on paper background.

Only after the sales fish had left with her lantern did she realise the drawbacks of being a fish with a windup torch

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Donna Greenberg

Location

Jersey City, New Jersey
United States

About the Artist: Donna Greenberg

Her background is multidisciplinary, with professional explorations in ceramics, painting, jewelry, decorative finishes and murals. Donna follows her interest in the organisms that populate our natural world , interpreting them in an abstracted fantasy mode with polymer clay, paints, paper and various mixed media . Most recently focusing on a series of wall hung Bio-Systems and biomorphic vessels. When not working in her studio,, Donna travels extensively as an instructor and writer on the art and design of polymer for various publications Her work has won first prize in an international contest and is featured in the new book, Polymer Journeys 2019 as well as being represented by a number of art galleries in the US.

Websites

https://www.donnagreenbergarts.com

Exhibition Images

AMPHITRITES ROSARY

AMPHITRITES ROSARY

24 in. with 3-4 in. L beads- Ultralight clay, Genesis Paints, Leather cord.

A fantasy interpretation of natural coral, this large showpiece is created with 34 hand sculpted hollow beads and 50 small hand made spacers. Each piece is hand colored in a limited palette of sand and water tones with a touch of gold throughout. Amphitrite is a goddess associated with water and I imagine her happily wearing this. It is very light weight making this very wearable for the rest of us mortals.

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CARNIVALE

CARNIVALE

18 x 22 in.-Ultralight clay, Arches water color paper, gouache.

Inspired by the swirl of colors and forms of Carnivale wall piece , this piece is a joyous exploration of the unity possible with polymer, paper and paint. The shapes raising up off the base and reaching out are inspired by classic Bas Relief process. An unexpected fusion of paper, polymer and paint! Inspired by the swirl of colors and forms of Carnivale wall piece , this piece is a joyous exploration of the unity possible with polymer, paper and paint. The shapes raising up off the base and reaching out are inspired by classic Bas Relief process. An unexpected fusion of paper, polymer and paint!

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BLOOMING BUBBLES

BLOOMING BUBBLES

Ultralight clay, Genesis paints, Liquid clay, repurposed metal tubing.

Inspired in part by the way bubbles gather and bond, dozens of hand formed hollow clay spheres were carefully built up to create this bubbling effect. I added the small blooms to indicate a moving transformation where the bubbles slowly burst into flora. 5 layers of Genesis Paints and liquid clay added depth and ore dimension to the finished piece .

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