Marina began to sculpt from polymer clay in the summer of 2016. The youngest son, a young artist who offered her to make Pokémon together, introduced her to polymer clay. “Then I thought of a small brooch with roses. It was a gift from my aunt when I was in school. I looked, rotated it in my hands and decided to try creating something similar,” says Marina. Nevertheless, fashioned roses and flowers do not prevail in the work of Marina Primavera (this name was born in February 2017).
Polyform has generously extended our quarterly membership award prizes for 2021. The 1st quarter prize was randomly selected from our new and renewing members during that time period.
Meet Amy Goldin, IPCA Member Appreciation winner for the 1st quarter of 2021
Amy’s polymer journey began in 2015 when she started decorating what has now become almost 2,000 eggs. Amy says, “I went from painting to collaging to embellishing with polymer and from there I have not looked back. For the first 3 years I was self-taught, then in 2018 I found Clayathon and my head exploded with possibilities. Since then, I’ve taken classes with many great artists, gone to several retreats, joined a few guilds, tried various techniques, made a LOT of friends, and sold jewelry and covered glass at craft fairs. Most recently I started making miniatures that I use in dioramas with my pet mice. In the future I plan to use polymer clay in combination with paper, felt, metal, wood, and found objects.”
Polyform generously extended our quarterly membership award prizes for 2020. The 4th quarter prize was randomly selected from our new and renewing members during that time period.
Meet Marlen O’Mahony, IPCA Member Appreciation winner for the 4th quarter of 2020
Marlen O’Mahony is a new member to the IPCA, and she comes from Kilkee, Ireland. Marlen says this about herself: “I have always been a child of 2 worlds - the creative and the logical one. The unusual combination of a mathematically inclined Irish Dad and a creative German Mum.
30 days of creating with polymer clay
Claytember is a challenge based on the principles of Inktober. Inktober was created by the artist Jake Parker in 2009 “as a challenge to improve his inking skills and develop positive drawing habits.” This is exactly what we want to do in Claytember, but with polymer clay.
Like Inktober, we have a list of prompts, in our case 30, for every day of september. The prompts contain an adjective, a color (RGB and Hex Colors Codes available) and a “polymer clay technique”. You can use one or all those elements to create something out of polymer clay. Everything is possible, jewelry, figurines, dishes…your creativity is the limit.
Anyone can do Claytember. You just need some clay!
- Light Challenge: Only work with the weekend prompts, in red and brown.
- Beginner Challenge: Only work with the Sunday prompts, in brown.