Saturday, February 7, 2009
Today's featured artist is a wonderfully unique art doll maker. I was intrigued by how her creatures just ooze personality and feeling.
1.What got you involved in Polymer Clay?
I had just recently discovered Art dolls and was so intrigued by them I had decided I wanted to try to make one, so I researched the different items people used to make them. I found that polymer clay kept coming up. I looked into all the different types and went with the strongest one recommended, cernit.
2.What is your favorite thing to make? Why?
I love making art dolls above and beyond. I feel great satisfaction when I finish up a new art doll, like wow, I made this, cool! I do occasionally make decapitated head magnets and monster brooches just to mix it up.
3.What makes polymer clay a better fit for your products than other mediums?
It allows me to sculpt without having to have a kiln, all the colors offered, and that it takes to acrylic paint great, so I can really detail my piece.
4.What is your best advice for someone starting out in polymer clay?
Honestly, just buy a some and play around with it, that is how I learned. Also research the types so you pick one that fits with what you are planning on making.
Here are some of her favorite polymer clay art doll makers
Posted by Tara at 7:32 AM