Hollie Mion and I spent the day in her studio taking pictures of the over 400 pieces in her extensive polymer clay collection amassed over the past 20 years. Hollie ended the day with a digital record of her treasures and I came home with a treasure trove of pictures with which to tantalize you.

You’ll enjoy seeing early works like these Pier Voulkos earrings and pin assembled using telephone wire that fuses with the clay. And this tripod sculpture of Pier’s is one of Hollie’s favorite pieces. (Pier has returned to her career in dance.)

An introduction to our old polymer clay friends may help you appreciate the roots of your craft.

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  • reply Judy Belcher ,

    Oh, Cynthia and Hollie – I can’t wait to see what you have in store for us! Hollie’s collection is truly a polymer clay treasure trove of art and history.

    • reply Kim Cavender ,

      Thank you Cynthia and Hollie for deciding to share this amazing collection through your photos. I’ve been fortunate to see some of it in person and it was an evening I’ll never forget. This is a wonderful way to showcase the incredible work of the polymer clay pioneers that we owe so much to!

      • reply Melanie West ,

        Fantastic!! More! More! Such wonderful colors and shapes. *wipes drool off of face*

        I would love to see a larger pic of those little Picasso-like faces, too. 😉

        • reply Nancy Gill ,

          How wonderful to see Pier’s early work. The dance world’s gain and polymer’s loss.

          • reply Charlene ("Cat") Therien ,

            Oh wow, I totally love the floral earrings. How creative, those have to be gorgeous in person.
            Cat

            • reply Ilysa Bierer ,

              I remember seeing Pier’s work for the first time, the colors and textures were so unique. I would love to see more work from the collection.
              Ilysa

              • reply Color is Relative « Ornamento ,

                […] The stems in the necklaces are an addition I decided to make after seeing a  picture of a Pier Voulkos necklace included the […]

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