Hello and Welcome to my Blog ~ I love art of all kinds. Two of my favorites are polymer clay and paper art. I have shops on Etsy that feature both of my passions. I also love writing my blog and finding artists that have a passion for their craft and feature them. I hope your day is filled with sunshine, laughter and loads of creativity.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Polymer Clay Artists - Kids Style

Today I am featuring some very talented Polymer Clay Artists.
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

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Joshua Burkhardt began sculpting with polymer clay at age 9. He became an entrepreneur at the age of 10, an instructor at age 11 and an author at age 12.

His talent was discovered in 1998 at age nine. Joshua’s talents and media publicity soon gave him the opportunity of being a Life size iguana scuplted by Joshua that is mounted on a piece of drift wood.ten year old entrepreneur.

He has been commissioned to do many original sculptures such as dogs, birds, opossums, flamingos, Indians, iguanas, lion fish and more. His best selling sculpture is still the simplistic Nativity scene with Mary, Joseph and shepherd kneeling at the side of Baby Jesus.

You can read more about Joshua and see his wonderful creations at the following link: http://www.joshclay.com/about_joshua.html



Author And His Student

An artist, designer and teacher in Singapore, Garie is a self-taught clayman. He has been making models from Plasticine since he was a child. Since his discovery of the versatility of Polymer clay in the early 1980s, he has created lots of clay miniatures for his own children.

Garie created the world's smallest teddy bear and other smallest item in polymer clay, tested the clay in water and combined it with other materials like magnets, film spool, ping-pong balls etc. to create toys, gifts, jewelry and crafts.

Garie's years of research and experiments started the controversial technique of microwaving polymer clay and the technique of shrinking styrofoam with polymer clay to create clay containers.

With Garie's experiments and testing of liquid clays , new techniques were created. Some of the new techniques were, liquid clay paints, realistic miniature cake that are added with baking soda and many others. http://www.garieinternational.com.sg/clay/miniature_cake.htm

Below are two more of Garie's young students pictured
with their wonderful creations.

You can see more of Garie's wonderful work at:

and more of his students work at:

I would like to introduce you to Isabelle Dorr who is a 10 years old and creates happy little clay critters on her card table in the corner of her parents house.

Her mom and dad supervise her activities on Etsy and have given her permission to sell some of her precious little creations. Isabelle's shop is called Glowbies & Friends and you can visit her at: http://www.etsy.com/shop/Glowbies?ref=pr_shop


Trina (Trina's Clay Creations) said...

Such talented kids, and wonderful young entrepreneurs! Great to see their awesome and very creative polymer clay work!


Jackie said...

Joshua's lizard (or is it an iguana?) looks SO real in the large photo!

Soontree Suriyakrai said...

WOW!!!! Wonderful. He is such a talent kid. Play clay is beneficial to child development both fine motor skill and imagination.