Remover of obstacles

Doreen Gay Kassel’s polymer triptych shows Lord Ganesh, one of the major Hindu deities. Doreen creates her “Remover of Obstacles” with bright colors and with all his mythological trappings. Maybe you have a few obstacles that need removing today.

Most of Doreen’s characters (here from dogs to dinosaurs) are built over round forms and sold as ornaments.

See her complete cast of characters on her Etsy shop , Facebook and on Flickr.

She says, “My creatures & stories have grown out of my many years of children’s book illustration and have taken off, almost on their own!”

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  • reply Mary Anne Loveless ,

    Love her Etsy store! These are great pieces. Such personality.

    • reply Alice Stroppel ,

      Doreen is as bright and delightful as her creations, so glad to see her work here, thanks Cynthia. See you in May Doreen when I’ll get to see your new work in person at Fandango.

      • reply Lynn Lunger/UnaOdd ,

        Sun fun work! I love the character that each piece has. So delightful!

        • reply Anita Brandon ,

          WOW! These meticulously sculpted endearing and colorful pieces each has their own personality and just reach out and touch the heart.

          • reply Tania P. ,

            thank you Cynthia for always enriching our polymer clay world; what a wonderful artist

            • reply Scott Mizevitz ,

              Magnificent! As if they stepped right out of the pages and each one with a unique personality! I want an entire arc filled with Doreen’s characters!

              • reply doreen kassel ,

                thank you all! & thanks to cynthia & of course alice, who is such a sweet champion of so many!
                scott, i’ve actually been thinking about an ark : )

                • reply Deborah Groom ,

                  Absolutely fabulous. I love pieces that tell stories. These are hierloom works. Wonderful.

                  • reply Ellie Hitchcock ,

                    Your work is wonderful!!! As a former pre-school teacher and lover of children’s books, I can appreciate the children’s book illustrator in you!!!

                    • reply jan montarsi ,

                      More and more I find myself wanting to go in the this direction as opposed to jewelry items
                      thanks for the wonerful inspiration !!!!!!

                      • reply suzanne ,

                        wow, what fun and lovely pieces!

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