I have decide to feature fellow artists from the PCAGOE (Polymer Clay Artists Guild of Etsy). There is a lot of talent in this group and I am very fortunate to be in their company.
This will a be a weekly feature and I am excited to show all of you the works of some amazing clay artists. My first feature is on clay artist Jewelodonnell. Her shop Jewelz Creatives has an assortment of cute buttons, suncatchers, keychains and other clay creations. Please check out her Etsy shop and her blog.
How long have you been "playing with clay"?
I first started "playing with clay" in March of 2008 and sold my first one, a full frog sculpture, in April 2008.
Where do you find inspiration?
To begin with, I met a wonderful lady who makes the tiniest, most adorable little dragonlings. She made me a set of two for my twin nieces for their birthday. When I saw them, I wondered if I could possibly learn how to do something like that. So, I got some of the old-style plasticine, and practiced with that for awhile and then when I felt ready I bought some FIMO Polymer clay, and started sculpting. I get most of my inspiration from nature, for my full sculpts. I have made frogs, penguins, pigs, sea serpents, mice, ladybugs, butterflies and dragonflies/damselflies. I also love to be able to add other media to my polymer creations, such as dried flowers from my own flower beds. I make jewelry and accessories with those.
Where do you do your create?
We have a room built on the second floor right over our porch. Last year, my husband insulated it and built me a work table, and put in lots of shelving for my supplies. There is 2 very large windows looking southeast that gives me plenty of natural lighting.
What is the item that you have created that you love the most?
I have to admit, the one I love the most was a frog on a lily pad that I made and gave to my son's girlfriend. I use it as my avatar and banner in my shop at Etsy.
Thanks to Jewelzodonnell for allowing me to feature her shop on my blog!
Stay tuned for more clay artists in the coming weeks!