Sunday, January 8, 2017

January Showcase Minimalism


For the January Showcase, PCAGOE artists will share their favorite minimalist work. 

It is a non-voting challenge. It is simply to allow you to enjoy the journey of the theme with us. https://www.facebook.com/PolymerClayArtists/

Members will share photos of their works in progress as well as the finished pieces from different angles. Please feel free to comment on and share anything that speaks to you. Some of the pieces may be for sale. Others are purely an artistic exercise. 

PCAGOE MEMBERS

Here is how you can participate:
  1. Create something new or share something older that fits the theme. Visit the forum discussion for ideas.
  2. Share photos on the PCAGOE FB page ( https://www.facebook.com/PolymerClayArtists/ ) anytime before the 25th of the month. You can share works in progress too! Use the word "FINAL" in the front of your title for the finished piece. 
  3. Use hashtag for the month on all photos for easy searching: For example #2017MONTHShowcase
  4. Share, share, share--both your work and the work of other artists.

Sunday, December 18, 2016

Outdoor Art December Showcase

The weather outside may be frightful for many of you, but we'd like you to be able to look forward to sunny days! 




For the December Showcase, PCAGOE artists will share their favorite Outdoor Art. It is a non-voting challenge. It is simply to allow you to enjoy the journey of the theme with us. https://www.facebook.com/PolymerClayArtists/

Members will share photos of their works in progress as well as the finished pieces from different angles. Please feel free to comment on and share anything that speaks to you. Some of the pieces may be for sale. Others are purely an artistic exercise. 

PCAGOE MEMBERS

Here is how you can participate:
  1. Create something new or share something older that fits the theme. Visit the forum discussion for ideas.
  2. Add a photo of the finished piece to our Facebook page (NOT FLICKR) sometime before the 25th of the month. Use the word "FINAL" in the front of your title. Feel free to link to your blog, Facebook page, or Etsy shop. 
  3. Post more pics if you want, other angles, "WIP" shots anytime during the month. 
  4. Use hashtag for the month on all photos for easy searching: For example #2016MONTHShowcase
  5. Share, share, share--both your work and the work of other artists.

Friday, December 2, 2016

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Christmas Ornament Showcase


Looking for some holiday decorating inspiration?

Throughout the month of November, PCAGOE artists will be showcasing Christmas Ornaments on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/PolymerClayArtists/
It is a non-voting challenge. It is simply to allow you to enjoy the journey of the theme with us.

Members will share photos of their works in progress as well as the finished pieces from different angles. Please feel free to comment on and share anything that speaks to you. Some of the pieces may be for sale. Others are purely an artistic exercise. 

PCAGOE MEMBERS

Here is how you can participate:
  1. Create something new or share something older that fits the theme. Visit the forum discussion for ideas.
  2. Add a photo of the finished piece to our Facebook page (NOT FLICKR) sometime before the 25th of the month. Use the word "FINAL" in the front of your title. Feel free to link to your blog, Facebook page, or Etsy shop. 
  3. Post more pics if you want, other angles, "WIP" shots anytime during the month. 
  4. Use hashtag for the month on all photos for easy searching: For example #2016MONTHShowcase
  5. Share, share, share--both your work and the work of other artists.

Monday, October 31, 2016

Wrapping up a Month of Wonderfully Weird or Creepy


What fun we had in October sharing our takes on all things "Wonderfully Weird and Creepy" in our Facebook Showcase. Take a closer look here.

Did you know that all of these amazing artists sell their work on Etsy? Check out their stores:

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Wonderfully Weird or Creepy October Showcase


Throughout the month of October, PCAGOE artists will be showcasing their progress exploring the theme: “Wonderfully Weird or Creepy” on the Facebook page:https://www.facebook.com/PolymerClayArtists/

This challenge will be different from those of that past. It is a non-voting challenge. It is simply to allow you to enjoy the journey of the theme with us.

Members can share photos of their works in progress as well as the finished pieces from different angles. Please feel free to comment on and share anything that speaks to you. Some of the pieces may be for sale. Others are purely an artistic exercise. Prepare to take in a month of all things wonderfully weird and creepy.

PCAGOE MEMBERS

The October Challenge is moving from the blog to Facebook. It will be a non-voting showcase designed to allow you to better share your work on the theme. 

Here is how you can participate:
  1. Create something new or share something older that fits the theme "Wonderfully Weird or Creepy" - Something with a creepy weird flair (this doesn't have to be ugly). Visit the forum discussion for ideas.
  2. Add a photo of the finished piece to our Facebook page (NOT FLICKR) sometime between Oct. 1 and 10. Use the word "FINAL" in the front of your title. Feel free to link to your blog, Facebook page, or Etsy shop. 
  3. Post more pics if you want, other angles, "WIP" shots anytime in October. (You can add finished items later in October too for you procrastinators, but we will create a paid post to advertise the showcase mid-month using images labelled "Final" so get it in early to be included. 
  4. Use hashtag for the month on all photos for easy searching: For example #2016OctoberShowcase
  5. Share, share, share--both your work and the work of other artists.

Saturday, September 10, 2016

September 2016 Challenge winners "Owls"

Top entries selected by the public


1. Night Owl Wallhanging by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns


2. Who wants tea? by Lisa of HiGirls  


3. Starry Night Polymer Clay Owl Journal by Theresa of TheClayMonet 



Top entries selected by members


1. Night Owl Wallhanging by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns


2. Carved Owl Necklace No. 193 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet  


3. Feeling Blue Winter Owl by Marie of MarieYoungCreative 


View all of the entries:






Congratulations to the drawing winner:  Kay Earles
You get to pick a prize from one of our lovely participating sponsor shop owners.

Comments from the voters:


  • I love them all!
  • These are great! It was hard to choose!
  • Wow! These are truly amazing this month! Love all these owls, very hard to pick only 3.
  • Okay, this was such a hard decision - my gal pals went above and beyond this month!!
  • Love owls. what a great theme to pick for fall!!
  • OH NO!! You're asking me to pick the best 3??? BUT-BUT- I LOVE OWLS!! I LOVE all of them!!!
  • This is just too hard this time! They would all come home with me and join the rest of my owl collection! OH HOOT - what to do??
  • Love all the owls. Amazingly beautiful.
  • I love these misunderstood birds. They are so beatiful, strong and peaceful under a fierce expression. In ancient Greece they were considered very wise.
  • Beth Miller Petricoin-your work is always awesome!
  • I love your contests, they allow us to discover so much. It's always hard to pick up my bests though.
  • It is always difficult choice between 3 works, but this in particular is very, very difficult, all elaborate, original and well finished. I congratulate 8 craftswomen. Best regards.
  • Every entry is fabulous. I would have voted for them all if I could.
  • I LOVE all of these entries, it was so hard to choose! Fabulous textures in Arlene's & Teresa's pieces, Darling character in Marie's & Betsy's entries, Lisa's teapots are always so unique, Impressive technique and Impeccable style in Susan's Necklace, and Fantastic Whimsy (and character) in Line's wall art! Wonderful work Ladies!
  • They are all cute, hard to choose.
  • Love the unique art found. Rusty is a favorite of mine.
  • Love the night light.
  • Such great owls! It truly was hard to vote this time.
  • I wish I could vote for all the entries this month. My Mother collected owls of all kinds and I have many of them.
  • Beautiful work by everyone!
  • So much talent! Always hard to choose.

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

September Challenge "Owls"



For September we are featuring Owls. Vote for your top 3 favorites. One lucky voter will be chosen in a drawing to win a gift certificate from one of our sponsor shops.



To see larger images visit:
http://www.flickr.com/groups/1089891@N25/

1. Wise as an Owl Upcycled Cigar Box by Arlene of HarrisonHollow.
This whimsical owl is sitting on a green to blue skinner blend background. A texture plate was used to create a flower garden background then the owl was built using shades of brown to yellow. An acrylic glaze was used to bring out the details.

2. Feeling Blue Winter Owl by Marie of MarieYoungCreative
Ornament made from polymer clay sculpted over a hollow egg shell.

3. Who wants tea?  by Lisa of HiGirls
Polymer clay over ceramic teapot. I've used lots of texture to create this rustic teapot, utilizing a backfilling technique and no paint! A different owl on each side. See the other side here:
flic.kr/p/LkoGPN

4. Starry Night Polymer Clay Owl Journal by Theresa of TheClayMonet
Here's a 9" x 6" hard cover journal that's a real hoot! Artistically embossed with a golden polymer clay owl roosting atop a branch in the colorful ambiance of midnight. Embellished with glass beads and finished in mica powders.

5. Owl Night Light by Betsy of StrebeDesigns
Made from translucent polymer clay dyed with alcohol inks.  Premo jungle is used for the base and the outline.  From my own hand drawn design. See more views on my blog at strebedesigns.blogspot.com/2016/08/owl-night-light.html

6. Carved Owl Necklace No. 193 by Susan of 11BOLDstreet
I transferred this owl image to a thin sheet of faux ivory polymer, then mounted it on a sheet of textured deep brown. The image was carved and dark acrylic was rubbed into both it and the base. Copper acrylic was used to highlight around the image edges, then jelly pens were traced to deepen the edges. A bar of copper wire accents the self-bale and the pendant was strung on copper ball chain.

7.  Riots not Diets by Line of PlaySculptLive
Learn more here http://playsculptlive.blogspot.ca/2016/08/riots-not-diets.html

8. Night Owl Wallhanging by Beth of CreateMyWorldDesigns
Upcycled DVDs meet polymer and polymer sculpted owl in this large wallhanging. For more photos, information about this piece and the details of my creative process, please view my blog post: createmyworlddesigns.blogspot.com/2016/08/night-owl.html





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