Emerging Artists: Nonfunctional Containers and Hanging Art 2018
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Jan Pini: United States
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.
Elissa Hishikawa: United States
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"
- 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
Cindy Gordon: United States
Fish pod, hand sculpted, hand painted wall hanging.
Kathy Butcher: United States
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
Lola Marlene Gremillion: United States
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.