Carving a new niche

Smith Sunrise Shields

Oregon’s Roseanna Smith describes herself as “long-time painter; new to polymer clay” and she doesn’t reveal much more about herself on her Flickr site. We’ll have to watch to learn more.

These blue Sunrise Shields are part of her carving exploration and her background as a painter shows through as she layers two opposing Skinner blends together, removing the top layer of polymer to allow the bottom colors to show through.

Her simple shapes harmonize nicely with patterns that like to play hide and seek. She’s going to be fun to follow.

  • reply Melanie West ,

    It’s clear that Roseanna is applying her artistic knowledge to her new polymer work. Her sense of color, pattern and form really sings. She’s definitely someone to keep an eye on. Btw, if you haven’t gone to her flicker page and scrolled back to some of her 2D work, I highly recommend it. Her paintings and drawings are pretty amazing…

    Thanks, Cynthia, for sharing your terrific find (aka Roseanna) this morning! It’s spurred me back into my studio. 😉

    • reply Janet ,

      Beautiful! Are these available for purchase? Where can I get more info?

      • reply Sherry Bailey ,

        Lovely — I want those! Very nice design!

        • reply Anita Brandon ,

          Ingenious and appealing! Flickr was a treat to look at.

          • reply Karina ,

            Great Designs ^_^

            • reply Pati Bannister ,

              I love these pieces! Off to Flickr !

              • reply Selma ,

                Absolutely wonderful!

                • reply Roseanna Smith ,

                  Thank you so much, Cynthia, for featuring my work on your terrific website — one that’s been a daily source of inspiration to me even before I started playing with Fimo. I’m thrilled! And thank you, everyone, for your lovely comments. I’m so glad you like my work!

                  • reply Roseanna Smith ,

                    Just poking my head back into the comments here to say that Cynthia’s post lit a fire under me to get my website up and running. To the lovely folks who inquired about my work, you can find a link to my Etsy shop here along with updates on work in progress and random studio musings, at

                    • reply sandra ,

                      I love the carving on polymer clay and the color she used in her work.

                      • reply Diane Kish ,

                        How do you make different rings and things to come out perfectly formed?

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