Valérie Ronvel-Blaya

Location

France

About the Artist: Valérie Ronvel-Blaya

Valérie Ronvel-Blaya (aka Veesuel) is a French artist with a vast experience in the handcrafted arts. Having worked extensively with different media such as wood, paper or even 3D modeling, she uses the skills she's gained over the years to inform her polymer clay creations. Her eclectic designs reflect her interest in art in general and her appreciation for the technical possibilities of polymer clay which she explores and pushes with relentless passion. Her creations, often complex, provide a unique combination of subtlety and precision, shade and transparency which immerse you in an enchanting world of mystery and harmony. Valerie is also the owner of polystudio.fr, an online product platform for the polymer clay artist. Through years of dedication to her art and to serving the needs of the polymer clay community, she has emerged as a strong artistic and commercial presence in the French polymer clay scene.

Websites

http://veesuel.fr

Exhibition Images

Take Shelter

Take Shelter

Overall height : 75 cm, Overall width : 50 cm, Overall depth : 30 cm, Polymer clay, acrylic "wool"

3 protective nests, 3 sanctuaries to isolate yourself, to take shelter and find quiet.

2020 VRonvelBlaya 1 2

2020 VRonvelBlaya 1 3

 

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Karen Mitchell

Location

Monrovia, California
United States

About the Artist: Karen Mitchell

Award winning jewelry designer, author, and teacher, Karen Mitchell and her sister, Ann Mitchell, established their mixed-media jewelry company, AnKara Designs, in 1991, Their work has appeared at numerous juried arts and crafts shows, as well as in film, television, books, magazines, museum collections, and theatrical productions. Artist's statement: Life is a collage. Exploration, experimentation, evolution- those are elements of creativity that move me forward. The immediate world: events, architecture, antiques, botanical gardens, and the urban landscape present local inspiration. I love color, pattern, and texture, and constantly look for ways to accentuate my work with these elements. Moved by what is happening now, I am seeking to express that through my designs.

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Remnants, Remembrance, Rebirth

Remnants, Remembrance, Rebirth

Dimensions: 12" L x 12 5/8" W, Liquid polymer clay, fabric, wire, thread.

Created from the remnants and scraps of over 500 handmade and donated face coverings, this neckpiece is an homage to the lost year. Dissent and strength (RBG), community and caring, sadness and hope, and new avenues for creativity are the intertwined messages woven into the fabric of the design, reflecting the ragged beauty of a globally shared experience.

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Kim Cook

Location

Olive Branch, Mississippi
United States

About the Artist: Kim Cook

Kim Cook is an award-winning jewelry designer and fine artist who expresses her love of color through her work. She has worked in a range of media from acrylic and watercolor, mixed media, illustration, metal, leather, and now polymer clay. Kim attended the University of Georgia and Kennesaw State University with a major in art education with an emphasis in sculpture. At the end of 1998, she moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa to start her family. Kim's love of creativity and the arts came back in her life in 2010 when she created her first jewelry line called Modern Naturals. In 2013, Kim took second place in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Contest in the Metal Jewelry category. Her work was published later that year in the catalog and the website. From 2014 to 2016 she explored mixed media art by creating wood panels and incorporating metal, paper, and fabric with acrylic paint. Kim reunited with her high school sweetheart in 2019, who inspired her, and she moved to Olive Branch, Mississippi. Now, under the business name Soulmates Art, she focuses mainly on one-of-a-kind polymer clay jewelry. Her current work is inspired by Gustav Klimt's and contemporary polymer artists.

Websites

Https://www.soulmatesart.com

Exhibition Images

Payne's Grey Fantasy Necklace

Payne's Grey Fantasy Necklace

Polymer clay, alcohol ink, leather cord. Dimensions: 6X4X1 inches. Alcohol inks applied to clay then texture applied. Each slab shaped into flower petals and added additional flowers and floral detail with hand sculpted clay.

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Teal Pod Necklace

Teal Pod Necklace

Polymer clay, gold leaf. Porcelain polymer clay with gold leaf forms the base of this pod. White polymer with holes overlays the base and teal petals surround and intersect the pod. Red tendrills add a pop of color and texture to the piece.

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Red Floral Fantasy Wall Art

Red Floral Fantasy Wall Art

Polymer clay, alcohol ink, leather cord. Dimensions: 7X8X1 inches. Alcohol inks applied to clay then texture applied. Each slab shaped into flower petals and added additional flowers and floral detail with hand sculpted clay.

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Kelly Hoffman

Location

Santa Ana, California
United States

About the Artist: Kelly Hoffman

Kelly Hoffman lives in Orange County, California. She has a passion for learning and spending time in her studio creating. She's currently exploring materials to build and connect three dimensional forms that can be covered with polymer clay. Kelly exhibits locally and has won numerous awards for her work.

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People Change When They're Ready

People Change When They're Ready

25" x 18" x 5"

Polymer clay veneer and surface design, wire

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Renewal

Renewal

24" x 11" x 11"

Polymer clay veneer and surface design, mixed media vessel

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You Are My Sunshine

You Are My Sunshine

14" x 5" x 2 1/2" Polymer Clay Veneer, mixed media

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Kathryn Corbin

Location

Massachusetts
United States

About the Artist: Kathryn Corbin

Raised in NYC by artist/designer parents, a professional life as a paintings expert at several auction houses, an interior designer (who along the way married a former museum curator, director, and private art dealer), its no surprise I stayed immersed in what I studied and practiced until I discovered polymer clay and found the medium that let me sculpt with color, paint with texture, add and subtract at will, and explore widely, if not wildly! I've often said that these characteristics are what sets polymer clay apart from all other media, and the pieces I've submitted here are my most recent experiments with the concept of modular, sculptural bracelet components. I admit that I like to surprise, am bored by the expected, and success, for me, is always going to be when I can say, "yes, that works". I'm also rather adamant that despite pursuing the unexpected, nothing ever really works unless it follows fundamental design principles because, as I have observed all my life, technique is just technical without them. I think this is where "voice" is found, as it has been throughout the history of art and design. 

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Exhibition Images

6:15

6:15

No it’s not about time. It’s a puzzle, as are the parts! Six parts which can be combined into fifteen different bracelets. A silver puzzle bracelet (two identical parts) I saw online caught my attention, not for its design, but for the possibilities if it could be made from polymer clay. I wanted to pursue the idea that a jewelry form could also be a brain twister, offered the wearer the fun of arranging and choosing the parts, and when not in use, be enjoyed as mini sculptures on their own, to be turned, posed and arranged for visual pleasure. Materials: Cosclay®, a hybrid plastic/rubber polymer clay, polymer clay, pastels, and acrylic markers. The sizes vary, designed to slip over the hand when joined, but adjustable by repositioning them relative to each other.
6:15 View 2

6:15 View 2

6:15 View 3

6:15 View 3

Judith Ligon

Location

Harrisonburg, Virginia
United States

About the Artist: Judith Ligon

I have always been inspired by nature with it's colors, textures and patterns. I am a professional artisan member of the Artisans Center of Virginia. After creating with enamels and mixed metals for over thirty years I switched to polymer clay cane making after a friend introduced me to the magic of cane making in 2003. I have a Facebook Ligon Art page and an Instagram ligonart page. My work is currently available in some Virginia galleries.

Exhibition Images

CHECKERED PETALS FLORA,BERRIES AND VINE

CHECKERED PETALS FLORA,BERRIES AND VINE

Polymer clay (Premo) cane work veneer on wood base, 6' x 6" wall art - Polymer clay (Premo) petal cane, leaf cane, compound bulls-eye cane, manipulated/ tooled and sculpted. Checkered petal flower and buds with pods and berries and vine. Circle and swirls the never ending energy of life. Mica Powders

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HALO, VINE AND BLOSSOM

HALO, VINE AND BLOSSOM

Polymer clay (Premo) cane work with stamping and mica powders . Petal cane, leaf cane, bull's eye cane, stacked cane or stripes, torn and manipulated clay, sculpted wall art 6" x 6" polymer clay veneer on wood.

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Joseph Barbaccia

Location

Delaware
United States

About the Artist: Joseph Barbaccia

Joseph Barbaccia is a Delaware, USA based artist. He studied fine art, design and illustration at Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia before beginning his professional career. Joseph's illustrations have been presented as covers and interior pieces for magazines, books, and more. "My years in the design industry helped me understand that successful illustration is one half inspiration and one half collaboration. And that working with other professional creatives can make assignments even that much more rewarding. I'm confident that my ability to meet deadlines and my exceptional illustration style have the potential to produce award winning works. Contact me if you're looking for someone who can get the work to you on time, in budget and in the style you expect." His illustration work is created with polymer clay and is three dimensional in form; similar to a bas relief. Joseph has written articles about his unique style for Polymer Arts magazine. His work has been featured in Luzer's Archive 200 BEST Illustrators Worldwide, Illustration Annual 57, 3 X 3 Illustration Directory, Polymer Journeys (The Art and Craft of Polymer), Creative Quarterly, Illustration West 54, and the AOI World Illustration Awards. Joseph is a member of The Society of Illustrators, The Illustrators Club of Washington DC, Association of Illustrators, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and The International Polymer Clay Association. Contact artist for prices, commissions or any questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Websites

http://www.paradisestudio.com

Exhibition Images

Elvis

Elvis

6" x 12", Polymer Clay

2021 JBarbaccia 2

 

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