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.
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!
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.
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!