IPCA Announcing the 2015 International Polymer Clay Award Winners

Grand Prize Winner

Wendy Jorre de St Jorre

Grace

 WendyJorredestjorre 002 - final
 

Members' Choice Grand Prize Winner

Georg Dinkel

TV Schrein – TV Shrine

 2015 G Dinkel 1a  2015 G Dinkel 1b 

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Gayle Heinemann

Location

Roscoe, Illinois
United States

About the Artist: Gayle Heinemann

I can't remember a time when I wasn't creating something....layouts of the apartment I lived in as a child, portraits of my mom and dad for Parents' Day at school, or creating baking recipes with my grandmother. "Making" has always been important to me. The patterns in my work are influenced by nature. Color ways are often derived from my travels. I am recently retired from a 30 year career teaching art , and am enjoying every minute of creating my own artwork in polymer clay.

Websites

https://www.gayleheinemanndesign.com

Exhibition Images

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

A Face in the Crowd

4.75" dia., polymer clay.

This piece is a shallow bowl using caning and applique technique.

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Birch and Aspen

Birch and Aspen

6.75"x 3" focal piece, buna cord with magnetic closure, sits at collarbone.

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Heads Up

Heads Up

18"x 18", polymer clay over foil armature.

This piece was inspired by a sighting of a cinnamon black bear in Yellowstone National Park.

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Ivana Brozova

Location

Czech Republic

About the Artist: Ivana Brozova

My name is Ivana Brozova and I am from Czech Republic. I sell all my products under the brand Ivabro. I was enthralled by polymer clay more than 10 years ago. Wearable art like jewellery, dominates my work, but I also like to play with the Three Dimensional Art. I like to combine polymer clay with other materials. My jewellery is always created as originals or it is made only in a few pieces of a similar design. Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IvanaBrozovaIvabro/ Flickr: https://www.flickr.com/photos/85197101@N08/

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Exhibition Images

Amoeba Beads

Amoeba Beads

Premo, Necklace

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Amoeba Necklace

Amoeba Necklace

Premo

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Long Disk Beads

Long Disk Beads

Premo

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Martina Buriánová - Members' Choice Award Recipient

Location

Czech Republic

About the Artist: Martina Buriánová

Martina Buriánová - Marabu šperky - I create jewelry that is distinctive, original and sought after for its unmistakable handwriting. I have been building my brand for five years and I am still fascinated by the thousands of ways to transform polymer clay into elegant jewelry. My target is for each piece of jewelry to reflect the uniqueness of its wearer, so you won't find two of the same.The jewelry that leaves my workshop must be one hundred percent and precise. My jewelry is decorated by women in different parts of the world, and in others I try to mediate my work also through tutorials and lessons. I have also had several exhibitions. I taught at foreign and domestic workshops and my instructions were published in several printed and electronic media.

Websites

http://www.marabu-sperky.cz

Exhibition Images

Transforming

Transforming

Size – 11,5 x 7 cm. Polymer clay - Premo. Brass wire, cork cord.

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Shackled

Shackled

Size - 11.5 x 7 cm. Polymer clay - Premo. Stainless steel wire, cork cord

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Flame

Flame

Size - 5 x 8 cm. Polymer clay - Premo. Brass wire, cork cord.

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Marisol Ross- Members' Choice Award Recipient

Location

New Jersey
United States

About the Artist: Marisol Ross

Marisol Ross is a Polymer Clay Portrait artist whose work has appeared all over the world. She grew up in the Bronx and went to college in New York City. She was a vendor at Yankee Stadium as a teenager and into college. This continuing love for baseball influences and reflects in her work. A member of the National Association of Women Artists, Studio Montclair and the International Polymer Clay Association, winner of the Dr. Lionel E. Rebhum Award for Sculpture and was voted 3rd Member's Choice Winner in the Sculptural Objects, Intermediate Level. Her work is held in many private collections across the United States and some select publications including, "400 Polymer Clay Designs; A Collection of Dynamic and Colorful contemporary work". (Lark Books, 2004). She presently is a Lab Assistant in the Art and Design Department at the County College of Morris.

Websites

http://www.marisolross.com

Exhibition Images

Yankee Stadium Lights

Yankee Stadium Lights

24" x 24", polymer clay, Italian glass, mirrors, metallic powder, grout & acrylic on wood.

Yankee Stadium lights at sunset, right field view.

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Chelsea Smith

Chelsea Smith

16" x 20", polymer clay, Italian glass, mosaic tile, grout & acrylic on wood.

Portrait of Chelsea Smith.

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Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen

Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen

11" x 14", polymer clay, Italian glass, grout & acrylic highlights on wood.

Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen open house, barbeque, sunset in July. The Jon Bon Jovi Soul Kitchen serves meal(s) (to) insecure folks, but is open and welcoming to everyone.

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Marina Merkulova

Location

Moscow
Russian Federation

About the Artist: Marina Merkulova

Marina Merkulova (Marina Primavera) lives in Moscow. She has been designing and creating polymer clay jewelry and decor elements for more than four years. In her works, Marina emphasizes no-frills femininity and individuality. She consistently experiments and likes to combine various techniques in her art. Marina is a committed person who never stops learning and enjoys sharing her knowledge and experience with others.

Websites

https://www.instagram.com/marina_primavera_art/


Exhibition Images

Japan. Four Seasons 1

Japan. Four Seasons 1

Set of brooches in a gift box. Dimensions (box): diameter 80 mm, height 65 mm. Dimensions (brooches): diameter 63 mm, thickness 4 mm. Materials: polymer clay, liquid gel, low-temperature enamel.

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Japan. Four Seasons 2

Japan. Four Seasons 2

Set of brooches in a gift box. Dimensions (box): diameter 80 mm, height 65 mm. Dimensions (brooches): diameter 63 mm, thickness 4 mm. Materials: polymer clay, liquid gel, low-temperature enamel.

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Japan. Four Seasons 3

Japan. Four Seasons 3

Set of brooches in a gift box. Dimensions (box): diameter 80 mm, height 65 mm. Dimensions (brooches): diameter 63 mm, thickness 4 mm. Materials: polymer clay, liquid gel, low-temperature enamel.

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Mags Bonham

Location

Bolton, Vermont
United States

About the Artist: Mags Bonham

I am basically a self-taught artist who has be working in polymer clay for over 20 years. Living in Vermont provides an unlimited source of inspiration. Nature's ever changing beauty and majesty constantly influences my work, either in design, theme, or coloration. I love hidden treasures, secret compartments, and themes that touch the child in all of us. The one theme that is a constant in my work is function. Most pieces serve some type of function, and many perform more than one. My work is constantly evolving because I am always exploring and experimenting with the properties of polymer clay. I use digital cutters in some of my work and I teach introduction to polymer clay classes at Silhouette conferences. I frequently teach online at Craftcast.com about how to use technology as a tool for polymer clay with both design and creation.

Websites

Exhibition Images

Oceana Necklace

Oceana Necklace

Dimensions: Necklace length about 22". Largest element about 3 inches. Materials Used: Polymer clay, paint, jewelry findings. This necklace is created using silkscreens that I designed in Silhouette Studio software. I cut heat transfer vinyl using the Silhouette Curio digital cutter to create my own silkscreens. I silkscreened the polymer with a variety of paints and glazes on to semi- translucent clay to represent water & waves.

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Log Cabin Quilt Block Necklace & Earrings

Log Cabin Quilt Block Necklace & Earrings

Dimensions: Necklace length about 18". Pendant is about 2.25". Earrings are about 1" square. Materials Used: Polymer clay, jewelry findings.

This ensemble is made using a log cabin quilt pattern that was created with an extruder & cane building. I designed the pattern on Silhouette Studio software. Original cane was 3" square by 4"long.

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Engraved Faux Ivory Container

Engraved Faux Ivory Container

Dimensions: 3.5" x 2.75". Materials Used: Polymer clay, paint

This container is constructed from faux ivory clay. The designs have been designed and engraved using the Silhouette Curio machine. I created faux versions of lapis, jade, & turquoise to be inset into the lid of the container. The container is cured in multiple steps and sanded & polished to replicate the real versions of the gemstones recreated in polymer.

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