Portuguese artist Marisa Clemente shares a list of artists who inspire her every day
Polymer clay, also known as FIMO, is a highly versatile modeling material. One of its key characteristics is how malleable it is, making it easy to reshape or make alterations to your creation as you sculpt. After your polymer clay piece has been baked and cooled, it can be sanded, polished, drilled, and glazed. Your end creation will be light and highly resistant.
Marisa Clemente (@thefolkyfox) is a specialist when it comes to working with polymer clay. This Portuguese artist has clay modeling in her blood–her family on her mother’s side are passionate about ceramics. Under her brand, The Folky Fox, Marisa creates jewelry and accessories out of polymer clay that celebrate nature and the animal world and combine simple lines and realistic details.
Now Marisa shares 11 polymer clay artists that inspire her every day.
Dayna Corbitt, who produces and markets her creations under the name WhimsyCalling, has been working with polymer clay since 2013. She is a full-time artist and, through her work, she wants to "create fragments of fantasy that excite our imaginations and make our inner child smile and sparkle."
Bori is an artist from Glasgow, Scotland, taking inspiration from nature to create unique pieces. On their website, The Woods Of Wonder, you will find a wide selection of miniature animals with unique details, from the most realistic to the most stylized.
Maikki is the creative mind and talented hands behind Mai Darling Designs, a small business that wants to "make the world a more colorful place." The project began in 2015 when Maikki discovered polymer clay and, slowly, it developed into the business that it is now.
Ukrainian artist Iryna Chajka crafts jewelry and accessories for plant lovers. Under her brand, Eten Iren, she sells pop sockets, rings, necklaces, and bracelets that feature impressive, highly realistic details.
This English studio creates tiny sculptures and jewelry in polymer clay, from abstract figures to pieces inspired by real animals. Their pieces stand out for their glossy finishes and their voluminous curves.
Do you like Marisa Clemente’s recommendations? Sign up for her course, Creating Jewelry with Polymer Clay, and learn modeling techniques for working with polymer clay and tips for painting your creations with acrylics.