Polymer superheroes

Arteaga on PCDaily

The superheroes on Sandra Arteaga’s site will protect you today. That’s Vegetable Man, Wonder Repipi, and Superskeptical.

This Barcelona artist’s polymer and mixed media art dolls range from charming to creepy to dark and deviant. You can’t help but be impressed by Sandra’s work and her wild imagination.

Go dip into her strange world on Instagram, Facebook, and her blog. She turns her sculpts into articulated paper dolls that she sells on Etsy where she also markets a line of polymer sealing wax dolls.

Leslie Blackford┬ácan’t get enough of Sandra’s work and sent the link along for your Halloween enjoyment.

Magpies collaborate

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This new batch of Picarello/Lehocky hearts was too beautiful to pass by. Julie Picarello tidied her studio and forwarded those pesky tail ends and bothersome bits to Ron Lehocky.

Ron never met a polymer scrap he couldn’t use. Look at the lovely collaborative patterns that he melded into hearts (more here). He’ll peddle the pins for the Kids Center during Julie’s 2-day class in Indianapolis. Here are Ron and Julie on Facebook.

Picarello on PCDaily

The yellow pieces below are Julie’s samples for Magpie Mokume. In this version she adds leaf and inks and anything within reach into her stacks of clay colors.


Green with jealousy

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Germany’s foremost polymer manufacturer, Staedtler, celebrated 50 years of FIMO last week with a 4-day shindig in the Czech Republic. The artists looked glamorous and exhuberant in the event photos.

Don’t you hate to miss a party like that? With wine and fireworks, perfect skies and fabulous giveaways?

When these sample beads from Nikolina Otrzan’s 3D earring class showed up on Facebook, my jealously exploded. And this picture of Natalia’s overlay sent me reeling. They learned how to do THAT? Here’s more Nikolina and Natalia.

Thank goodness that we can now immediately take part in the celebration and begin to learn the latest. Once the wave of jealousy susbides we can continue the sharing that has helped bring FIMO and other polymer clays a long way in 50 years.

Polymer beach finds

Williamson on PCDaily

Genevieve Williamson’s chunky gray polymer chains are weathered like the dock where the shapes originated.

Her photos on Instagram show her jewelry off better against a gray/blue seashore and let us appreciate one more look at a summer vacation on the Maine coast.

Continue your virtual vacation on her Pinterest boards which are chock full of fashion inspiration and seaside imagery. Have a relaxing weekend.

Back to work

Getting StudioMojo ready for Saturday’s edition snaps me out of my reverie. I’m organizing a folder full of tidbits about magnetic clay, homemade slicers and new tutorials along with reports about artists making news and ruffling feathers.

If you’re interested in the juicy bits and PCD backstory, join the party every Saturday at StudioMojo.

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