Ink drawings on polymer

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One look at Christina Cassidy’s profile photos on Facebook and you’ll understand why she draws horses so beautifully on polymer clay. She’s grown up with animals and is surrounded by them.

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Though she no longer has horses, she owned and worked with them for many years and they remain her muse and the subject of most of her polymer art on Etsy.

Her etherial fine-lined ink drawings are modern Lascaux Cave paintings that capture the essence of the animals. “I love drawing small and drawing on polymer clay is wonderful, it’s so forgiving and inspiring,” she says.

This 1 7/8″ x 1 1/2″ Copper Paint Horse Trotting pin has a white polymer base. Chris drew on the baked form with India and copper inks adding light green and blue inks for the background. She seals her works with a protective finish. Here’s where we first discovered her.

Polymer gnOHMes

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Pittsburgh’s Les Polinko showcased her Gnome Consciousness sculptures at a June exhibit. It’s hard not to smile at her blissfully meditating Spirituality Gnomes. There’s more on Facebook.

Les says her work is inspired by universal archetypes, fantasy, dreams and folklore. She’s also an author, illustrator and teacher. She’s also the vice president of the Pittsburgh guild.

Read about how Les gathered the 20 sponsors she needed for the exhibit. They received tickets to the show, a polymer sugar skull pendant and an invitation to an After-Crafter skull-painting party.

Russell renaissance

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Maryland’s Kelly Russell crackles, paints, transfers, stamps and leafs and she does it so well that it’s hard to say what the material is. But what you can say it that it’s beautiful and you can bet there’s polymer involved.

It looks like Kelly has abandoned her website and only puts photos on Facebook. She has a huge Pinterest site but none of her own art is there. She makes us work to find her.

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You can click on these photos to get larger versions but you’ll have to go to Facebook to see other shots that show their intricacy and dimension. The pendant below has surprising dimension (the polymer cameo is quarter-sized) and a glass bezel.

The colors and the crackle make the pieces look ancient. Kelly has spent the last few years refining her PMC skills and we welcome her back to the polymer neighborhood.