Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Polymer Clay - one year on

It has now been a year since I first started with polymer clay. I have had a great time experimenting and am in total 'awe' of this versatile creative medium. I still feel overwhelmed at the vast array of techniques and ways of using it - I do not think that a whole lifetime would be long enough to try out and master everything.

Last week I started my new part-time job, three days a week, which means I can now review how I spend my two creative days. I have decided to stop doing Coatesville Market after returning from our trip back to the UK, at the beginning of May. Instead, I want to focus on producing some bigger polymer clay mosaic artworks - making mosaic tiles from polymer clay was my original reason for turning to this new medium. I will look more to exhibitions and galleries to promote my work, with a view to establishing my name as a polymer clay artist, and gaining credability so I can go on to teach polymer clay workshops.

I will continue to sell my HANGAs and other small items like the Art-Brooches at a few selected events but concentrate more on selling these online. After our return from the UK in May, I intend to set up an online shop through Etsy and will also look into the New Zealand version, Felt.

2 comments:

  1. It's hard to know where to take an artistic career, I still don't know what I want to do or where I want to go with my jewellery, looks like you have a good plan though! Good luck with it!

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  2. Thanks, Surfingcat. I find it is difficult trying to get a balance between making items that you think will sell (as generating some income is important to me) and doing what you enjoy and find inspiring. It will be interesting to see what I have done by the end of this year, compared to last year.

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