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Non Functional Sculpture and Hanging Art

Non Functional Sculpture and Hanging Art


2436 E SH

2436 E SH

The title of my piece is “Lime Intrusion” created all in polymer clay (Polyform).  The composition is based on a drawing I created for a Miniature Abstract Watercolor painting I did a number of years ago.  Having liked the composition, which was inspired by a simple object, drawing the important parts and least important parts, I decided to use it to create another abstract but in polymer clay. It is actually a larger piece than the watercolor painting plus much more colorful.  The piece is  flat and framed under glass, but has a three dimensional feel. Having fallen in love with polymer clay, I find it challenging to paint using merged shapes and colors.


2859 E SH2a

2859 E SH2a

You are my Sunshine

This music box is about 1.5”x2.5”x3.5” tall. It is made entirely of polymer clay. My little granddaughter, Julia, was born in October three months premature. She’s doing great now, but it was a rough three months in the NICU. My daughter played the music box and sang “You are my Sunshine” to Julia as she held her. I decided to make a music box container for my daughter for Christmas. Because the music box itself could be replaced by another one with a different song, I needed to construct something that would permit that. The sides have mica shift hearts and Julia’s name is on one side. The top shows the sun peeking over a rainbow with a path of stones through a garden. Julia’s path has been challenging and may continue to be as she continues to “catch up” but we are hopeful that our feisty little ray of sunshine will prevail.

 


2977 E SHa

2977 E SHa

Title: Prisoned Spirit

Description: This haunted tin is possessed by a prisoned spirit from beyond….. Once a pirate on the high seas, now a dangerous fiend.  This moon-eyed demon will strike anything that comes near it, if deemed dangerous.  Once the seal is broken, it will unleash unimaginable horrors. The ghoul’s talons have already scratch out an escape hole.   Beware!  Beware!

Dimension: 4″ x 2.5″ x 1″

Materials: Premo Polymer clay, Pro sculpt clay, head pins, Altoid tin can, 18 gauge wire, Kato clear liquid clay for the eyes, magic transfer paper, chalk powder, acrylic paint 


3027 E SH

3027 E SH

Fish pod, hand sculpted, hand painted wall hanging.


3066 E SH3a

3066 E SH3a

Name:              Jungle Love
 
Dimensions:   11 ½” x 10″ x 3 ½”
 
List of Materials
Polymer Clay:
Sculpey III – Gold
Sculpey III – Translucent (for teeth)
Premo Sculpey – Burnt Umber
Premo Sculpey Accents – Yellow Gold Glitter
Premo Sculpey Accents – Gold
Premo Sculpey Accents – Twinkle Twinkle
Premo Sculpey Accents – Antique Gold
Premo Sculpey Accents – Pearl
Premo Sculpey Accents – Bronze
Premo Sculpey Accents – Bright Green Pearl
2 crystals for eye highlight
28 Gauge gold wire for whiskers
Wire cutters
Aluminum foil
Sculpey Bake and Bond
DecoArt Triple Thick Brilliant Brush-On Gloss Glaze

 

 

 


Mixed Media

Mixed Media


3027 E MM3

3027 E MM3

Polymer clay whale, hand sculpted and painted, with a concrete base, and hand folded paper boat.


3027 E MM2

3027 E MM2

Dozen rays wall hanging sculpture, hand sculpted hand painted, mounted on a wooden base. 


583 E MMa

583 E MMa

Mixed media…..the more mixed, the merrier. This piece mixes silver, polymer mokume, glass, crystals and artists. Collaboration with another artist is adding a new dimension to my work. I have always loved mixing a plethora of materials to accomplish my mokume, but working with Sherry Moser has added a whole new level of possibilities. Knowing Sherry and her kaleidoscopes and dichroic glass creations has led to a synchronism of our aesthetics. We start to create and then come together to see how our beginnings can meld into a combined thing of beauty. On this occasion, a shard of black glass revealed its true color of underlying green shades that led to color mixing experiments. These led to the color variances of the layers of mokume, with the glint of silver leading to a call for the sparkle of Swarovskis and the embrace of a silver bezel. Ideas lead to drawings in a true collaborative fashion, that lead to a partnership that is solidified in this exquisite piece, “Reversal of Shards — A Union”.

This piece is bezeled in roller printed silver that holds the piece of Bullseye glass that has been set with tiny Swarovski crystals. The glass is surrounded by polymer mokume that is the result of layering tinted translucent clay that was skinner blended and stacked with composite silver. The crackled silver repeats the sparkle of the crystals. The translucency of the clay melds with the shading of the glass and repeats its depth. The piece is 44mm wide, 56mm long and 24mm deep. It is on a 1.5mm round omega 18” sterling silver cable.

 

 

 

 


Functional Containers

Functional Containers


2859 E FC

2859 E FC

Rainforest Secrets

This wall piece is 8”x10” on board. It is made of polymer clay, beads, resin and acrylic paint for the background. It is inspired by a set of beads provided by Allegory Gallery in Ligonier, PA. I wanted to show all the hidden secrets found in rainforests, including flora, fauna and man’s presence. The sky, water and cave were painted on the board and the polymer clay and beads were first baked then glued onto the board with large gaps in the clay allowing the background to show through. The resin over the waterfall and pool was “contained” by a polymer clay dam which was later removed. See what you can find when you zoom in on the image. Can you find the slice of a Jon Stuart Anderson cane? All other clay items are mine.


2908 E FC A

2908 E FC A

Secret Keeper – Solemn – Secret Keeper “Inro” Box

We all have a little secret that needs to be kept safe, so sculpted a little trusty critter to hold it for you.    Drawer slides open to hold all your secrets.  Hand sculpted polymer clay over paper match box.

2.5 high, 1.5 wide, .5 depth

Polymer clay, paper matchbox, chalk pastels, resin & high gloss sealers


2908 E FC2 A

2908 E FC2 A

Secret Keeper – Charmed- Secret Keeper “Inro” Box

We all have a little secret that needs to be kept safe, so sculpted a little trusty critter to hold it for you.    Drawer slides open to hold all your secrets.  Hand sculpted polymer clay over paper match box.

2.5 high, 1.5 wide, .5 depth

Polymer clay, paper matchbox, chalk pastels, resin & high gloss sealers

 


2908 E FC3 A

2908 E FC3 A

Secret Keeper – Sly – Secret Keeper “Inro” Box

We all have a little secret that needs to be kept safe, so sculpted a little trusty critter to hold it for you.    Drawer slides open to hold all your secrets.  Hand sculpted polymer clay over paper match box.

2.5 high, 1.5 wide, .5 depth

Polymer clay, paper matchbox, chalk pastels, resin & high gloss sealers


2977 E FC2a

2977 E FC2a

Title:  Miss Delilah Le Poisson

Description: Voila!  Miss Delilah Le Poisson! Four inches tall, black beady eyes on her head as well as her face, she can guard your most valuable items with ease.  An aspiring singer, who dreams of Broadway, her current job is guarding my mini jam jar.  Hide your precious gems in here. She is trained to guard them with her life!

Delilah is a ferocious vegan who loves a stroll on a sunny beach, ever watchful.  In her down time, she reads crime novels with care, because  that call to audition for Law and Order might come at anytime!

Dimension: 4″ tall 2 inches wide at the jar lid

Materials: Premo Polymer clay, glass beads for eyes, Swarovski crystal, acrylic paint for patina, mini jam jar for the base, aluminum foil for armature

 

 

 


3066 E FC2a

3066 E FC2a

Name:              Venus de Fleur
Polymer Clay:
Sculpey III – Red
Scupley III – Red Hot Red
Sculpey III – Gold
Sculpey Soufflé – Cherry Pie
Premo Sculpey Accents – Yellow Gold Glitter
Premo Sculpey – Cadmium Red Hue
Premo Sculpey – Cadmium Yellow Hue
Premo Sculpey – Purple
Gold Leaf
Sculpey Bake and Bond
E6000 Glue
Clay slicing tool
Basket weave texture sheet
DecoArt Triple Thick Brilliant Brush-On Gloss Glaze
Lisa Pavelka Signature Series Border Molds Daisy Chain – use the rose border on the outside of the box
Funshowcase 21 Cavity Roses Collection Fondant Candy Silicone Mold – use large and small rose mold for outside of box
Wilton Fondant and Gum Paste Mold, Jewelry – use the circle border for the inside of the box

 

 


3067 E FC1

3067 E FC1

WILDLING BOWL: DEEP SEA

This piece is inspired by the Pantone Color of the Year 2019: Living Coral. I aimed to capture the color and feeling of coral, as well as the qualities of deep water. The coral interior is a mix of pink and 18k gold. The exterior is a midnight blue mixed with 5 shades of glitter, to provide specks and glimmers, like the ocean, when struck by sunlight. The strips of two-tone clay are adhered to each other, baked, and finished with a high shine varnish for gloss and durability. The Wildling Bowl is both decorative and functional. 

Materials
Premo Clay
Glitter
Fimo Gloss Varnish
 
Dimensions
11″ diameter
5″ tall

 

 

 


Wearable Jewelry

Wearable Jewelry


2887 E WJ2b

2887 E WJ2b

Sculpted Nuthatch on Etched Silver Brooch
This hand-sculpted pygmy nuthatch on a leafy branch is integrated into the custom-designed leaf pattern of the etched and pierced sterling silver background.  The small, bas-relief sculpture brings additional dimension to the gently curved metal.  The aged, rustic polymer and the polished metal create a visual contrast which is unified by color and design.
Cernit polymer clay, Genesis Heat-Set Oils, sterling silver, patina
2″ X 2.5″

 


2887 E WJ3a

2887 E WJ3a

Sculpted Nuthatch on Etched Copper Brooch

This monochromatic, hand-sculpted pygmy nuthatch was created to resemble pressed glass and meld with the warm color of the copper it rests on. The sculpture and the metal curve outward, toward the viewer. The custom-designed, etched metal leaves are a complimentary extension of the polymer sculpture. The negative spaces around the polymer leaves are repeated in the openings pierced in the metal.

Pardo polymer clay, Genesis Heat-Set Oils, Pan Pastels, copper, patina

2″ X 2.5″


2887 E WJa

2887 E WJa

Lavender Bellflower Pendant
 
Translucent flowers in gradations of lavender with delicate white lines and fine silver stamens are arranged on a simple, hand-fabricated, sterling silver arc.  The hollow flowers resemble porcelain and were molded around a sand core which was washed away after curing.  The construction allows the flowers and stamens to move naturally in this asymmetrical design. 
 
Pardo polymer clay, Genesis Heat-Set Oils, sterling silver and fine silver
 
2.5″ X 3.38″  


2950 E WJ

2950 E WJ

Title:  Ancestor’s Secrets
Width 2″
Length 3.5″
 (1 Photo only. back has signature)
Long barrel beads with high gloss finish hang from stamped and folded clay pendant with variety of surface treatments; invoking the look of old leather, metal, and glass in one piece.  Pendant shown here on leather cord with copper beads. Flat back finished similarly and signed

2950 E WJ2

2950 E WJ2

Title:  Almost Zebra
Width of cuff: 2″
Size of cabochon: 30mm
Resin glazed clay cabochon on rustic, folded clay cuff.   No animals were injured in the making of this piece.

2950 E WJ3a

2950 E WJ3a

Title:  Excavations 

Width: 1 ½”

Length (including clay bail) 2 ½”

All clay cabochon in bezel with clay bail.  Surface finishes vary from a touch of mica to, patinated metal.


3051 E W

3051 E W

Bracelet

 


3065 E WJ2a

3065 E WJ2a

Secret
On the surface only the part of the picture is shown. The rest is hidden below. You have to look at whole jewel. Then you will understand the whole picture.
The polymer necklace is hung on a steel wire. The wire spins around the jewel. The jewel is shaped like an egg. Part is recessed imide
Material: Premo, Steel wire, Alcoholic inks.
Dimensions of the work of art -Length 5.5 cm. Width 4.5 cm. Height 1.5cm . The length of wire for hanging  5cm


3065 E WJ3a

3065 E WJ3a

Hope
The journey of life is complicated. Life have  its ups and downs. After the fall, you see small flashes of hope. Hope is glittering in gray life like gems
The polymer necklace is hung on a steel wire. The wire spins around the jewel. The jewel is shaped like an egg. Part is recessed imide. The steel wire has a track inside the jewelry.
Material: Premo, Steel wire, Alcoholic inks.
Dimensions of the work of art – Length 6.5 cm. Width 5cm. Height 1.5cm . The length of wire for hanging 7,5cm


3065 E WJa

3065 E WJa

Deep in the sea.
The view to the depth of the sea is mysterious. You can not see the bottom. You just think what’s hidden in the sea. Your view attracts like a magnet. The color of the sea, its flashes.
The polymer necklace is hung on a steel wire. Falling walls. They rise upward. Fine cracking. The color of the sea is from inks.
Material: Premo, Steel wire, Alcoholic inks.
Dimensions of the work of art – Circle diameter 6cm. Height 3 cm. The length of wire for hanging 10cm


3066 E WJa

3066 E WJa

Name:              STRATA
Dimensions:   25″ Length of Necklace
                         2 ¼” Length of Earrings
List of Materials
Polymer Clay:
        Sculpey III – Black
        Sculpey III – Silver
Premo Sculpey Accents – Bronze
Sculpey III – Gold
Clay slicing tool
Chain-nose pliers and a crimping tool
DecoArt Triple Thick Brilliant Brush-On Gloss Glaze
 
Necklace:
* 1 – Clasp, lobster claw, stainless steel, 29×5.5mm with 9×5.5mm and 6x3mm cord ends
*2 – Jump ring, sterling silver, 4mm round, 2.6mm inside diameter, 22 gauge
*39 – Metallic Hematite spacer beads black, 3x3mm
*10 – ¾” circular clay beads
*24 – ½” bi-cone clay beads
*25″ 2mm Imitation leather cord – black
 
Earrings:
*2 – Ear wire, sterling silver, 14mm flat fishhook with 2mm coil and open loop, 22 gauge
*2 – Jump ring, sterling silver, 4mm round, 2.6mm inside diameter, 22 gauge
*4 – Rondelle, sterling silver, spacer beads 4x5mm
*4 – Metallic Hematite spacer beads black, 3x3mm
*2 – Head pins 2″ length of 20 gauge wire

 


3066 E WJb

3066 E WJb


2800_E_WJa

2800_E_WJa

Wearable Jewelry submission: “Ribbons” necklace
 
Materials: Polymer clay beads strung on flex wire with a brass lobster clasp.
 
Dimensions: Necklace is  24″ long. Beads are 7/8″ wide.
 
Description: This piece, “Ribbons,” made entirely of polymer clay, showcases the color, flexibility, and versatility of the clay. The necklace makes a bold statement yet is very lightweight and easy to wear. Equally attractive when the beads are either all aligned or when they fall or are arranged in a haphazard manner, this is wearable polymer at its best: strong, beautiful and fanciful. 


1790 E WJa

1790 E WJa

Jungle Leaf Brooch
Polymer clay, layered alcohol inks
The mystique of jungle was the inspiration for this project. I use my unique Batik technique to achieve interesting organic look which perfectly fits to exotic Monstera leaf.
95x80mm


1790 E WJ2a

1790 E WJ2a

Midnight Butterfly Brooch
Polymer clay, layered alcohol inks, wire
The mystique of jungle was the inspiration for this project. I use my unique Batik technique to achieve interesting organic look, combined with primitive spirals and circles.
80x85mm