This week’s ArtFire Smoosher is Susan of FantasyClay from New Jersey, in the US. She’s been working with polymer clay for around 10 years she says and while most of her work is sculptural she tries to avoid being boxed in and attempts different techniques like beadmaking or caning.
FantasyClay is best know for her little custom Agricola pieces:
Myself, I’m always impressed with people who can sculpt and actually get something resembling what they set out for. FantasyClay has a studio full of cute critters, dragons and little figures like these guys:
Visit FantasyClay’s Studio
Join her clay journey on her blog
Follow her on Twitter
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:
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 :