All posts by: Cynthia Tinapple

Black Friday polymer

Busanca on PCDaily

Black Friday sounds ominous. Let’s ward off evil with these small polymer monsters from Sardinia’s Alessio Busanca. These mini-dragons are named CloudJumper and Bewilder Beast.

Alessio began as an illustrator and comic artist and likes his dragons small. This picture helps put them in perspective. They’re a mere 2″ tall and full of small scale scariness. Sorry, the last of them sold on EBay last week.

Busanca on PCdaily

See more of his creatures on Facebook, Pinterest, Flickr, and his Deviant site. This earlier Goblin piece looks like a bad day of shopping. Let’s hope you avoid this crowd today.

Thanks to teachers

Perova on PCDaily

For this decorated vase London’s Olga Perova uses Jana Roberts Benzon’s New Age Bargello methods and applies them to a vessel rather than jewelry. The result is stunning.

Olga cut autumn colored sheets of raised bargello textures into leaf shapes that drape comfortably over the 11″ x 5″ vase’s curves. The rugged terrain of this pattern is best enjoyed up close and the vase shows it off to real advantage.

Here’s Olga on Facebook and Etsy. You may remember her earlier vessels on PCD in September.

Perova on PCDaily

A look through Jana’s bargello photos shows you how she continues to push polymer to new textural limits that her students take in all directions.

Thanksgiving giveaway

Leave a comment on Polyform’s FB page to be entered in their drawing for a pasta machine! Today’s the day.

Seasonal polymer

Kato on PCDaily

Donna Kato is getting in the spirit of the season. What started out as a green big bead necklace, begged for some red. It’s much more than your typical red and green design however.

Her clean graphic designs feel tidy, cheery and under control which is what most of us are aiming for on the day before Thanksgiving.

Donna’s been fishing and her fish look dressed for the season too.

Kato on PCDaily

Read more on Facebook, on her CraftArtEdu site and on the PrairieCraft site where she sells unusual findings and tools.

Interactive polymer

Ayala on PCDaily

NYC artist Olga Ayala wants her art to be interactive. “I am a polymer clay artist who doesn’t believe that art should be something you just look at. That’s why many of my pieces of art are also functional, ” she says.

Ayala on PCDaily

She’s preparing for Fiesta Navidena which celebrates Puerto Rican heritage month in NYC this weekend with her Bomba Dancer finger puppets, dolls and cutouts.

For the holiday season she’s created sets of Los Reyes Mago in several sizes including these finger puppets. See more of her drummers and dancers on Facebook and on her Etsy site.

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  • I'm Cynthia Tinapple, an artist, curator, and leader in the polymer clay community for over 20 years.

    On this blog I showcase the best polymer clay art online to inspire and encourage you. I also send out weekend extras in the premium newsletter, StudioMojo.

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