Passionate contributions

Kerstin Rupprecht has perfected these extruded spirals. The edges of her clay cracks to reveal stunning contrasts. Blends flow from light to dark. What looks like a happy accident is no accident at all. Kerstin calls polymer her therapy and you can sense the meditative quality of her spirals. Though she has a website, she admits that it’s much easier to keep pictures current on her Flickr pages.

Kerstin is a special ed teacher near Frankfurt, Germany. “For me polymer clay is a passion but not a profession,” she explains. “I don’t sell my work – most of the time I give it as a gift to those I love or just keep it for myself.”

She started the first German group at Yahoo which later became the guild (polyclaykunst.de). The contributions of those who are “passionate but not professional” is what has kept our community growing. Randee Ketzel tipped us off to this one.

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  • reply Anita Brandon ,

    Beautiful work! Makes me smile when I look at it, especially the sunshine yellow “between Spring and Summer”.

    • reply Ponsawan Sila ,

      I am a big fan of Kerstin for many years. Glad to see her come back and share her passion with us again.

      • reply Lori ,

        Kerstin in my #1 polymer idol. I just wrote to her for the first time 2 weeks ago – I was so psyched to hear back from her so quickly! The quality of her work surpasses that of many mainstream commercialized polymer artists. I am so glad you covered her work.

        • reply jeannieK ,

          I love that she started a group/guild like that. I have been wanting to do something like that for a long time.
          You can tell she is very passionate about her work. The spirals are delightful.

          • reply abracadabra ,

            Very original ! Great shapes and graphic lines…

            • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

              Kerstin’s work to me epitomizes all that is wonderful about polymer clay–the fantastic ways in which color can be manipulated so that it literally sings; the elegant fluid forms that the material lends itself to. The simple universal spiral has found it’s best expression here!

              • reply Kerstin ,

                Thanks a lot to all of you!
                To Cynthia who featured me in her great blog, to Randee for “tipping” and to all you who commented.
                :o)))))

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