Emerging Artists - Functional Containers

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Teresa Torba Stepp

Teresa Torba Stepp

Moon Glow Enchanted Moth Trinket/Treasure Box

Moon Glow Enchanted Moth Trinket/Treasure Box featuring a lovely majestic moth amidst a bounty of deep blue, green and purple polymer clay floral foliage. Elegantly accented with mosaic crystal beads and gems then lightly dusted in shimmering iridescent mica powders. This vintage Italian gilt wood box includes a hand sewn satin pillow adorned with a vintage Czech glass button.

Teresa Torba Stepp

Teresa Torba Stepp

Fairy Tale 'Happily Ever After' Trinket/Treasure Box

Fairy Tale 'Happily Ever After' Trinket/Treasure Box featuring a whimsical dragonfly amidst a golden backdrop surrounded by a field of deep purple and blue polymer clay floral scrolls. Finely jeweled with mosaic accent charms and crystals then finely dusted in shimmery mica iridescence. This vintage Italian gilt box includes a hand sewn Chinese brocade pillow adorned with a vintage Czech glass button.

Teresa Torba Stepp

Teresa Torba Stepp

River Rain Wooden Jungle Elephant Trinket/Treasure Box

River Rain Wooden Jungle Elephant Trinket/Treasure Box showcasing a hand sculpted polymer clay ornamental elephant embedded in a forest of deep green and purple polymer clay foliage further accented with mosaic charms and beads then finely dusted with shimmering iridescent mica powders. This hand stamped and stained wood box includes a hand sewn satin pillow with glass focal button.

Fiona Abel-Smith

Fiona Abel-Smith

Earth Flower Bowl

The Earth is a like a precious jewel, nestled in the centre of the universal flower. We need to care for her, and nurture her as, like the seeded centre of any flower, she is our future. The flower may appear dark, but is actually made up with a shimmering array of colours if you look deeply, and nestled in each unfurled petal are stars, shining with possibilities.

Cupping the bowl are tendrils of smooth flame, representing the bursts of warmth and light from the sun which keep the flower nourished and safe.

The whole piece is made with Polymer Clay. The ‘earth’ was made from 2 skinner blends using the Pietra Dura technique, (where individual little pieces of clay are inlaid into a clay background), as were the petals, and the anthers. All of the stars and the petal outlines were carved and drilled then backfilled. The piece is 8.5 inches diameter, and 2.5 inches high (21 x 5 cm)."