Category: Shout Out

Meet Tamed

This week’s ArtFire Smoosher is Tamed, from St. Bee’s in the UK. Her passion is creating scale miniature replicas of animals as a a sort of pet portrait. Her studio is a collection of sweet creatures using polymer clay and felted fibres such as alpaca and merino.

Here’s a cute, TINY guinea pig:

An adorable Husky:

Tamed also has several listings for custom pet portraits. If you’d like a little keepsake – a mini-me of your pet – check out:

You can visit her shop at:

And follow Tamed’s clay journey at:

Meet Haffina

The Smoosher of the week is Haffina(other shop), a polymer clay artist from Mt. Barker, Australia. With five children and a ton of other commitments to online communities she helps organize or coordinates, Haffina STILL makes scads of beautiful beads and beaded pieces!

Here is a lovely focal (I’m a sucker for beads) with a sweet, sweet glossy finish:

Or what about this impressive beaded piece:

Not all of her pieces have clay in them. These pretty earrings have lovely artist made lampwork glass:

If you’d like to follow Haffina’s journey, check out her blog:

And don’t forget to visit her bead shop:

Or her jewelry (and other nifty items!) shop :

Meet Catswire

The ArtFire Smoosher of the week is CatsWire, from Germany. CatsWire is primarily a wire crocheter who frequently uses polymer clay to embellish her pieces.

Some of my favourite pieces are the wire only ones, particularly these kitties:

catswire wire crochet kitties

and these lovely pearls:

wire crochet pearl earrings

She uses a mix of her wire crochet and clay talents in some of her pieces like this little miniature basket of fruit:

You can visit her on her blog:

Follow her on Twitter:

And definitely visit her studio: