Aoife Murphy

Location

Ireland

About the Artist: Aoife Murphy

My name is Aoife Smyth Murphy and I am a co-founder of the Irish Polymer Clay Guild. I very much enjoy my role within the Guild coordinating and hosting Workshops for our Members. I fell in love with Polymer Clay four years ago after making a Fairy Door for one of my daughters. She, like her Mom, is fascinated with the "Wee Folk" or "The Fae", as we call them in Ireland. We often create a batch of Fairy Doors and hide them in our local woods for children to find. This brings me so much joy and allows me to teach my three children about the importance of kindness and sharing! I have been lucky enough to be a Cover Artist and regular contributor to the US magazine "Passion for Polymer". I have also taken part in a virtual teaching retreat (Polymer Clay Adventure) for the past two years. I absolutely love to teach but I also consider myself very much a student. I hope I will always feel that way about Polymer Clay – that there will always be something new to try!

Websites

http://bit.ly/2pFJBqQ

Exhibition Images

Fairy Teapot Cottage

Fairy Teapot Cottage

6 inches x 10 inches, Ceramic and Polymer Clay

This cosy little cottage is a home to a very special fairy. It was designed with the notion of blending into a forest landscape. The Star Gazer Lily petals offer a waterproof roof and of course add a touch of femininity to the overall look. The walls are covered in faux bark and the spout, handle, door and window frames have been created with a faux wood cane. The magical fungi that have sprouted on the paved doorstep allow us to interpret the miniature stature of this piece and the Quartz Crystals embedded in the mossy foreground offer protection to the occupant. The stonework on the chimney draws the eye and allows us to imagine a brightly burning fire inside on cold days!

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Everything but the Kitchen Sink

Everything but the Kitchen Sink

10 inch x 10 inch, Ceramic and Polymer Clay,

This piece manifested as an exercise in "letting go" and not planning every last detail! I'm very inclined toward perfectionistic tendencies and I agonize over colours and design of every creation I make. This results in me working at a very slow speed and so I decided to just stop over thinking things! I grabbed my box of canes and just started sticking 'em on! I absolutely loved the result and this is definitely one of my favourite pieces. I hope it will inspire others to let go and just allow some of your work to manifest itself without worrying about what people think or if it will sell!

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Fantasy Wine Goblets

Fantasy Wine Goblets

9 inches x 4 inches, Wine Glasses and Polymer Clay

I created these goblets just as Summer turned to Autumn. I wanted the colours to reflect a season of preparing for rest or indeed hibernation for some creatures! The warm Terracotta and Yellow Ochre leaf canes convey a Fall Feel while the Navy/Blue leaf canes makes one think of starry nights. What else can one do other than curl up in front of the fire and enjoy a glass of wine when the weather is wet and windy or dark and frosty!

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Anna Jarosz

Location

Lódz
Poland

About the Artist: Anna Jarosz

I have been interested in painting since the Art High School. I studied design at Academy of Fine Arts in Łódź. I create canes inspired by Renaissance paintings. I make a jewelry with these portraits.

Websites

https://bit.ly/sacra-argilla

Exhibition Images

Angel

Angel

Dimensions: 17 x 14 x 8 cm, Materials Used: Premo! Sculpey

Cane inspired by the painting of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Angel Pendant

Angel Pendant

18 x 25 mm, Materials Used: Premo! Sculpey, silver plated by 24K gold Pendant

Inspired by the painting of Leonardo da Vinci. 

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Angel Ring

Angel Ring

Dimensions: 18 x 25 mm, Materials Used: Premo! Sculpey, silver plated by 18K rose gold

Ring inspired by the painting of Leonardo da Vinci.

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Ann Duncan-Hlavach

Location

Illinois
United States

About the Artist: Ann Duncan-Hlavach

Ann generally focuses on florals, making roses and other flowers that sometimes bend from reality. Often these flowers are accented with gemstones. She creates bespoke wedding bouquets as well as individual flowers. She can be found at the Bristol Renaissance Faire in Wisconsin in the summer, demonstrating the joy of making polymer flowers at her shop.

Websites

Exhibition Images

Cindy's Bouquet

Cindy's Bouquet

10" diameter, Premo, Pearls, Swarovski crystals, reclaimed beads and wire.
Many of the reclaimed beads used as centers or filler were from the bride's secret stash. It was a great way for me to get a feel for her personal esthetic, to build her a fall inspired bouquet.

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Hannah's Bouquet

Hannah's Bouquet

10" diameter, Reclaimed brooches pearls and beads, Premo and wire.

She originally wanted a brooch bouquet, but then she saw my flowers. So we adapted the idea and put reclaimed brooches, pearls and various bling as flower centers and bouquet filler.

Then she told me she was wearing a third-generation wedding dress. So I made some roses win a translucent and white lace pattern to honor the lace in the dress. Grandma passed before the wedding, but her butterfly pin was put in the bouquet.

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David's Boutonniere

David's Boutonniere

2.5" x 5", Premo, gold leaf, reclaimed crystals and wire.

Most of the groomsmen had wine colored calla lily boutonnieres with white edges. However for the groom, I made a wine calla lily boutonniere with gold leaf edges holding a translucent and white polymer veneer created to honor the lace of the bride"s third generation wedding gown.

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Anita Bukowing

Location

Shelbyville, Michigan
United States

About the Artist: Anita Buckowing

I am a mixed media artist that is inspired by nature with a fondness for fantasy and science fiction. I strive to share my "vision" through a variety of creations.

Exhibition Images

Mushroom Scenes 1

Mushroom Scenes 1

Most of these sculptures are 5" or under. I originally created the 1st of these scenes as a gift for a friend. Then, due to the strangeness of 2020, I decided to create more and leave them out in the public "to be adopted" by others. I left them in my hometown and in random locations in some nearby cities. They were very well received and I plan to continue to randomly give away such artworks in 2021.

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Mushroom Scenes 2

Mushroom Scenes 2

Most of these sculptures are 5" or under. I originally created the 1st of these scenes as a gift for a friend. Then, due to the strangeness of 2020, I decided to create more and leave them out in the public "to be adopted" by others. I left them in my hometown and in random locations in some nearby cities. They were very well received and I plan to continue to randomly give away such artworks in 2021.

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Mushroom Scenes 3

Mushroom Scenes 3

Most of these sculptures are 5" or under. I originally created the 1st of these scenes as a gift for a friend. Then, due to the strangeness of 2020, I decided to create more and leave them out in the public "to be adopted" by others. I left them in my hometown and in random locations in some nearby cities. They were very well received and I plan to continue to randomly give away such artworks in 2021.

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Angela Wiggins - Members' Choice Award Recipient

Location

Virginia
United States

About the Artist: Angela Wiggins

Angie Wiggins graduated from James Madison University with a BFA degree, concentration in crafts. Throughout her career, she has participated in gallery as well as museum shows and a wide variety of art fairs, including the Richmond Craft and Design Show. Angie has taught at the Visual Arts Centers and the VMFA Studio School. She has been an artist-in-resident at Collegiate School in Richmond, as well as in public schools in Roanoke Virginia. Angie received a VMFA grant to teach polymer clay to Virginia high school students from 1998-2001. One of the most exciting artistic adventures for her was operating a studio/gallery in New Orleans, Louisiana, which has influenced her art ever since.

Websites

Exhibition Images

Polymer Clay Platter

Polymer Clay Platter

9 " x 7.5" x 3.5". Polymer clay, acrylic paint, and genesis headset paints. This piece was part of a trunk show that I participated in at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to coincide with an African mask show taking place. Of course on doing my research, I was captivated by the rich colors, intricate textures, and out of this world patterns and designs!

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Untitled Pedestal Bowl

Untitled Pedestal Bowl

14" x 10.5" x 10.5". Handmade paper from cotton and linen, aqueous dispersed pigments, polymer clay, fabric, glass beads, ball chain, and ribbon. The reason I am an avid fan of polymer clay today is because it is the perfect medium to use in making my work uniquely my own. This piece uses repeating shapes and colors of polymer clay that mimic the pattern in the fabric that I chose for the pedestal. Polymer clay also adds stability and structural integrity to the bowl by using it as a base for the pedestal.

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Mosaic Bowl

Mosaic Bowl

16" x 16"x 6.5". Polymer clay, various handcrafted papers, washi tape, tinted grout, wooden bread bowl, flecto varathane. I have always wanted to make a large mixed media/polymer clay bowl, and I figured that a mosaic piece, also incorporating the medium of paper(my other favorite art material) would be worth a try. When I spotted my old, unused dough bowl, the creative lightbulb turned on in my head. Inlaying the tiny tiles was challenging in that symmetrical, but yet successful kind of way. The combination of paper and polymer clay is a pleasing one for me, so I included various papers in a sunburst design on the bottom of the bowl. And of course, all of my containers absolutely must have attractive feet!

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Angela Barenholtz

Location

Israel

About the Artist: Angela Barenholtz

My name is Angela Barenholtz. I was born in Kiev, Ukraine and for the last 30 years I live in Israel. I am a mother of 3 grown-up children.I have a master's degree in economics and I work in a bank as an economist. Creating for me is a hobby but it has long since it become a part of my life. In the last 16 years, I have been mostly creating from Polymer clay. I use polymer in an unusual way. My work was recognized by "POLYMER CLAY DAILY", "Polymer Art" and "Polymer Week". I won several polymer clay competitions and I presented my work in a single exhibition in my hometown.

Websites

https://www.flickr.com/photos/angela21

Exhibition Images

Polymer clay version to Gustav Klimt

Polymer clay version to Gustav Klimt

This is my art interpretation for Gustav Klimt. This is unique technique develop by me. In my version, instead of a brush and paint, I used chopped polymer clay.

Materials: chopped raw polymer clay, extruder clay spaghetti, gold leaves. Size - 6" x 8"

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Polymer clay version to Henri Matisse

Polymer clay version to Henri Matisse

This is my art interpretation for Henri Matisse. This is unique technique develop by me. In my version, instead of a brush and paint, I used chopped polymer clay.

Materials: chopped raw polymer clay. Size - 6" x 8"

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Art interpretation to Pablo Picasso

Art interpretation to Pablo Picasso

This is my art interpretation for Pablo Picasso. This is unique technique develop by me. In my version, instead of a brush and paint, I used chopped polymer clay.

Materials: chopped raw polymer clay, rug effect polymer veneer. Size - 6 "x 8"

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Andrea Victoria Paradiso

Location

Ambridge, Pennsylvania
United States

About the Artist: Andrea Victoria Paradiso

Discovering the endlessly versatile medium of polymer clay in early 2012 prompted me to fulfill a childhood dream and become an artist by profession. I began with jewelry but quickly found I had a knack for sculpture. This led me to some very exciting and unexpected places. On my way to make make my dream a reality, I taught myself photography, became intimately acquainted with my IMac, learned the ins and outs of social media, resurrected my writing skills and, most importantly, connected to the wonderful community of polymer clay artists around the world. I won three top prizes in the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads 2014 and 2016 clay competitions and am in the Gallery of Artist section of Marie Segal's book "The Polymer Clay Artist's Guide". Presently, I am working on my own projects and do commissions by request. This has proven to be a fascinating and multi-branched adventure which becomes richer with experience, new vistas to explore, old relationships to deepen and new ones to forge.

Websites

http://facebook.com/profile.php?id=139453069

Exhibition Images

Flurry

Flurry


Votive LED light holder, app. 5" x 6". Premo polymer clay, sterling silver leaf inclusions, embossing powder, and Swarovski crystals on glass Mason jar. Genuine black onyx eyes for Scottie Terrier.

Outer jar was covered and decorated with textured tinted translucent polymer. Inner lid and bottom of jar were lined with textured polymer and a holder was built inside jar to hold a color-changing LED votive light. Textured polymer legs were added. Scottie Terrier was sculpted separately and attached to lid with E6000 adhesive. No molds or paints were used in this piece.

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Lotus Pond

Lotus Pond

8" x 18" . Cernit translucent polymer clay with sterling silver leaf inclusions and Jacquard mica powders for flowers. Premo translucent polymer clay with sterling silver inclusions for water. Premo polymer clay for leaves and stems.

Flowers, leaves and water were sculpted separately and mounted on a gold-painted wooden board with E600 adhesive. No paints or molds were used in sculpting the polymer piece.

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