Stubitsch’s polymer likenesses

Dawn Stubitsch made her first polymer clay sculpture in 1983. Now customers book their figurine orders a year in advance and Dawn only commits to six a year. Her site contains a marvelous selection of her lifelike figures and very clear instructions on the kinds of photos needed to help her create good likenesses.

Dawn began her polymer career making Thumbprint Kids. She no longer makes the kids but she continues to enter polymer-covered mini cars in racing contests. Her 2009 fish entry is shown here.

Thanks to Jana Roberts Benzon for the addition to our growing list of cake topper/portrait artists.

  • reply Jeannie ,

    I’m stunned. They look so life like. Love her site to.

    • reply Kellie Robinson ,

      I love Dawn’s work! Always makes me want to get married all over again! So glad to see her featured on here!

      • reply Marcie ,

        I looked at her pricing, wow. How do I say this the way I mean it. Her work is so awesome, and the time requried has to be extensive. Not to mention the skill and time spent aquiring the skill.

        I think that the fact that she can get this much shows that polymer clay is being accepted as a real art form. It takes courage to ask for what you are worth and I applaude her for doing so.

        • reply Randee M Ketzel ,

          Wow–I am openmouthed with admiration. It gives me goosebumps to think of the talent that polymer clay has called forth. I feel as though I am in Paris in the twenties, watching an entire new art movement take off.

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            • reply Lynda Moseley ,

              I am also absolutely stunned, and extremely jealous of Dawn’s extraordinary talent. I have seen caricatures of couples for cake toppers, but never have I seen the couple brought to life like this. I know exactly what they look like, and I’ve never met them. I would have loved to have seen their faces on seeing this presented to them for the first time. Amazing, just amazing.

              • reply Bridget Sheehan ,

                Dawn’s work is amazing…she made me and my husband’s cake topper for our wedding in 2004 (the pics are still up on her site). I have never regretted investing in the topper rather than the cake. I will recommend her work to anyone who wants a memorable sculpture that will last for years to come!

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