Lynne Sole

Location

Massachusetts
United States

About the Artist: Lynne Sole

I am a multimedia artist living in Massachusetts, USA and member of LexArt Polymer Clay and Beading guild. I have been working with polymer clay for about 6 years. I am active in the polymer clay community and this year I have participated in a number of virtual challenges such as the Clay ConneCTion cane challenge which has enabled me to improve my cane making skills. I enjoy the experimentation and challenges of combining other media with polymer clay such as acrylic paints, oil paints, inks, pastels, mica powder and resin. Lately I have been experimenting with metal clay (silver, bronze and copper) and have been challenged to combine the metal clay pieces with polymer clay to make wearable jewelry pieces. The 3 pieces that I am exhibiting are all collar necklaces. This is a favorite design because it enables full use of a veneer without cutting into smaller pieces and removing the continuity. However, each piece is made using a different technique – carving, texturing and Sutton slice.

Websites

https://www.instagram.com/lynnemsole/

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Autumn Multi-Color Textured Collar Necklace

Autumn Multi-Color Textured Collar Necklace

Textures were made using texture stamps or by hand prior to baking. The texture of the medallion in the center is made by a 3D printer texture plate that I designed on Fusion 360. The textures are highlighted with white acrylic paint. Cord made by macramé. Dimensions: Inner diameter (cord + polymer clay piece) = 18 inches. Widest part of collar = 1.75 inches.

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Hand Carved Faux Ivory Collar Necklace

Hand Carved Faux Ivory Collar Necklace

This piece was inspired by the carving work of Kathleen Dustin. It was carved after baking and highlighted with black acrylic paint. Cord is made by macramé. Dimensions: Inner diameter (cord + polymer clay piece) = 16 inches. Widest part of collar = 1 inch.

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Sutton Slice Collar Necklace

Sutton Slice Collar Necklace

Made by the Sutton Slice technique using a skinner blend and the Fandango texture stamp by Helen Breil. Dimensions: Inner diameter (cord + polymer clay piece) = 18 inches. Widest part of collar = 1.5 inches.

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Lynn Yuhr

Location

Miami, Florida
United States

About the Artist: Lynn Yuhr

Lynn Yuhr's art is inspired by 2 things: a love of nature and the vivid colors that surround her living in Miami. She uses them as a focal point in her contemporary jewelry, art journals and mixed media endeavors. She loves being creative and is passionate about polymer clay. Exploring possibilities and overcoming obstacles in the construction of a project are her favorite parts of the creative process. Her diverse experiences directly influence her artistic life where she developed a playful yet distinctive style and a strong curiosity that propels her to follow the 'what ifs' and try new things. She holds a firm belief that the act of creating something softens one's heart and opens one's mind. With this philosophy, she readily shares her creative techniques and teaches both locally and nationally. Never at a loss for inspiration, Lynn's past and current work can be found on her studio blog, Flying Squirrel Studio (www.theflyingsquirrelstudio.wordpress.com), as well as Instagram (@lynnyuhr). She also shares many of her polymer experiences, travel and other artistic endeavors on these platforms.

Websites

http://theflyingsquirrelstudio.wordpress.com

Exhibition Images

You Have Substance

You Have Substance

Liquid clay designs dances across the translucent polymer veneers that are sewn to a hardware cloth structure providing volume and weight while being almost weightless. Materials: Liquid clays on translucent, hardware cloth, waxed linen thread, and steel chain. Dims: 2.75" wide, 1.5" tall and 1" deep

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Drum Beats

Drum Beats

Hollow form polymer clay 'drum' is painted and stamped with liquid clays creating a rhythm and energy that is harnessed with a hardware cloth bezel. Materials: Liquid clays, polymer clay, hardware cloth, leather, waxed linen thread and steel chain. Dims: 3" diameter x 1" deep

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Sassy Black Beads

Sassy Black Beads

Light weight veneers are stitched with a pop of red to create a classic necklace of beads strung on buna cord. Materials: polymer clay veneers, waxed linen thread and buna cord. Dims: each bead approx.1.5" diameter x 0.5" thick

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Lyn Tremblay

Location

London, Ontario
Canada

About the Artist: Lyn Tremblay

Working with many different art mediums throughout her lifelong creative journey, Lyn began seriously experimenting with polymer clay about 12 years ago. Her passion for the medium has evolved from bead-making and jewellery art to the more recent creation of abstract wall art panels. She describes herself as an 'intuitive' artist, finding satisfaction and pleasure in exploring the 'what ifs' during play sessions. "Friends laugh when they watch me work," she says, "as I often tell them I am waiting for the clay to 'speak to me'. I truly believe, much of the time it leads the way and I just let my creative instincts follow." Working from her small studio in London, Ontario, Canada, Lyn has attended many polymer clay retreats over the years enjoying the camaraderie of artists, and benefiting from the knowledge gained through shared experiences. Her own work is shared through Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest and is for sale through local galleries and art shows.

Websites

https://www.facebook.com/lyntremblayoriginals

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Earrings

Earrings

Earrings. Polymer clay circular cutouts, manipulated, enhanced with pan pastels, and 'distressed' for added interest.

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Beaded Necklace

Beaded Necklace

Polymer clay focal beads created using circular cutouts, manipulated, enhanced with pan pastels and 'distressed' for added interest. Magnet closure hidden in necklace design. Polymer clay and pan pastels.

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Havana Winds

Havana Winds

Polymer clay, textured and enhanced with pan pastels, mounted on a 12"x12" birch cradleboard.

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Louise Smith

Location

Charlottesville, Virginia
United States

About the Artist: Louise Smith

I was fortunate enough to be able to retire relatively early and have used my time to discover the joy of making things that I believe to be beautiful. I tried felting, bead weaving and bead embroidery, and now polymer clay. They are all wonderful, but polymer clay seems to be the best fit for me. I have found that the skills I have learned in one craft are often usable in another, as are so many of the art supplies! I love traveling to take polymer clay classes and to visit with the lovely people I have met through this medium.

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Spring Piece

Spring Piece

This piece is made from molds I created from leaves and twigs collected on walks with my husband in the spring of 2020. They are mounted on a painted and gilded wooden board approximately 11 by 14 inches. Polymer clay, Gilding, Wooden back, Genesis paints

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Lorrene Baum-Davis

Location

Placerville, California
United States

About the Artist: Lorrene Baum-Davis

Lorrene has been making art her entire life. She began by creating drawings with crayons on the wall, to owning an art gallery with her husband, Phil, up to teaching and presenting seminars at art conferences. She is happiest being a maker in her studio with show tunes playing as she picks cat hairs out of the clays. She lives in Placerville, CA with her two cats and has an abundance of artistic extended 'family' friends. As the professor sang in Voltaire's CANDIDE, "I do have the best of all possible worlds." Graduated from the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts as a Goldsmith 1988. Is an Art Clay World Master Instructor emeritus. Winner of multiple awards in metal clay. Taught Polymer Clay workshops. Winner of multiple awards in polymer clay. Designs with fused glass. Is a metalsmith. Is an enamellist.

Websites

http://www.lorrenebaumdavisdesigns.com

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Violet Light

Violet Light

Mixed media. Polymer base, cut out piece of an Acrylic Pour. Resin top coat. 1.3" x 2"

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Midnight Celebration

Midnight Celebration

Polymer base, Cold Enamels, Polymer details as well as mica powders, medium crystals and my hand made resin 'quartz crystals.'

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LBaumDavis MardisGras

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Lola Marlene Gremillion

Location

Hot Springs Villge, AR
United States

About the Artist: Lola Marlene Gremillion

Marlene Gremillion is a sensitive person who enjoys life and her surroundings. She examines the beauty of nature especially in bright sunlight looking for the transparency in flowers and the shadows cast by objects onto another. Texture plays a major role in her paintings along with color that expresses a mood and feeling seen in the subjects she puts to paper or canvas. Marlene explores visually varied subjects as shown in her paintings and collages along with her jewelry creations in wire, metal and her new love polymer clay and precious metal clay. Unable to put to words why she must create. "It's like I'm a child with a new toy, each time I pick up a medium. I've just got to have fun and see if I can make something." Marlene is a signature member of Mid-Southern Watercolorists (Arkansas) and Louisiana Watercolor Society, and Arkansas Pastel Society, a charter member of Ouachita River Art Guild in West Monroe, Louisiana. She started the Ouachita Mountain Polymer Clay Guild November 2015. Displaying at The Butler Center Gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas, Ouachita Artists, Mt. Ida, AR, and Artist Workshop Gallery. Marlene has taught at National Park Community College (Continuing Education) Hot Springs, AR; Arkansas Arts Center, Little Rock; Eureka Springs School of the Arts; Ozark Craft School, Mountain View, AR along with travel teaching.

Websites

http://marlenegremillion.com

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Eye of the Fish

Eye of the Fish

11x14" , Polymer Clay with some additives, Abstracted fish design

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Linda Leach

Location

Camden, Maine
United States

About the Artist: Linda Leach

Linda Leach is a well-known midcoast Maine artist comfortable in many genres. Whether working in clay, oils, metal or digital photography she brings a unique signature to her works of art. Her latest outside-the-box innovation is the creation of an etching technique for making polymer clay jewelry. Unlike texture sheets which utilize commercial designs, Linda’s technique enables the artist to use her own designs. She hand etches the design on a copper plate using a permanent sharpie as a resist followed by a soak in a bath of ferric chloride. The design can then be overlaid with a combination of liquid polymer clay enhanced by the additions of acrylic paint, mica powder, and alcohol ink to create veneers that are truly unique. Her new Etching Alternative© Technique won Linda the coveted 2017 Niche Award in the Polymer Jewelry category. To view an example of this technique is an exquisite necklace which Linda calls “a wild new piece that I know is over the top” visit her write up at Polymer Clay’s website polymerclaydaily.com. Polymer Clay notes “Kudos to Linda and what she’s accomplished.” Linda also tied for Wearable Jewelry design in the IPCA 2018 International Polymer Clay awards. Linda was a speaker at the IPCA’s August 2017 Synergy4 Conference in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania (synergyconference.net) She has taught her new technique at the New England Polymer Artist guild and the New Hampshire Polymer Art Guild. Linda also co-owns with Sandy Clement mainelightscollection.com and their work can be found at galleries/shops along the coast of Maine.

Websites

https://lindaleachdesigns.com

Exhibition Images

Chpoeetah Jewelry Ensemble

Chpoeetah Jewelry Ensemble

The base of this necklace is baked onto a metal form and then sections are cut. The sections are covered in a cheetah polymer cane. The center stone is leoparskin jasper which is surrounded by clay covered in gold foil. Hanging from the stone are fresh water pearls. The clasp is hand hammered brass wire. The sections are joined using stringing silk with knots in between. Earrings and a pin were created to complete the ensemble. Size: Necklace finished inside edge is 16", width at bottom is 3" - earrings 2.5" - pin 3". Materials: polymer clay, gold leaf, brass wire, leoparskin jasper, fresh water pearls, stringing silk thread.

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Whimsical Fish Sculptures

Whimsical Fish Sculptures

Polymer clay fish sculptures use a combination of matching mosaic canes, gradients, makume gane, cut-outs and other surface techniques to create these whimsical wall art pieces. Sizes range from 3x3 to 12x12. Materials: polymer clay with hollow center

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Etching Alternative Bowl

Etching Alternative Bowl

This bowl is formed from a hand etched copper plate using layers of liquid clay. The flowers are hand painted with liquid clay and oil paint and baked on to a translucent base. The bowl is then backed with a sheet of textured polymer clay to give it strength. size: 10x10. Materials: liquid polymer clay, oil paint, polymer clay

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