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Sherman Oberson
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Have a heart or several
Clayathon retreat happens around Valentine's Day so when we decided to have a left right center game a couple years ago it only seemed right that instead of chips we make hearts. Here are two groups that I made. For more info on left right center check out ...

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Veggie garden
I was looking through some old photos and came across these veggies I sculpted as part of a set a couple years back. I wish I'd gotten pics of the whole set. They were about 2-3 inches high and are made out of premo clay. 

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Ironside O'Rourke of her majesty's royal airship brigade
There are lots of times I'll take a ball of clay and let it tell me what's inside. This started out that way, and as his face began to shape up it started to remind me of steampunk imagery. I had a lot of fun making the background with all the gears and cog...

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Polymer with Morrocan style
It all started with a trip to a Morrocan restaurant, they place had also had a retail store selling Morrocan imports at one time and when they closed it down they took all the leftover stock and used it in the restaurant. All the colors and patterns and how...

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Smoking dragon tile
When I started in polymer clay over 30 years ago one of the first things I sculpted was a dragon and for many years I sculpted and sold tons of them and I even taught classes on how to sculpt them. One day I just got burned out making them (see what I did t...

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Full sized tiki mask
I love all things tiki, I even have a tiki room in our house. After making all those small tiki masks  for the mini mask swap I was in I decided to try my hand at making a full sized tiki mask. I love the way this guy turned out, I think he has so much char...

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Tentacles everywhere
These two pieces of jewelry are inspired by the work of Jana Roberts Benzon , she is one of my favorite artists and her work is constantly evolving. A few years back she came to teach at the Philadelphia Polymer Clay guild and at the time was teaching her s...

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Sculpting in relief
At this years Morrisburg clay retreat in Canada I taught sculpting in relief. I love to sculpt on tiles because for the small amount of clay you end up using you can get such impressive results. The pieces can then be finished with a hanger on the back or f...

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It's raining dogs and a cat
At this years Morrisburg clay retreat I decided to make dogs and cats as my chips for Left Right Center. LRC is a game where artists create chips which can be anything from a flat poker chip to small sculptures and the goal of the game is to win these chips...

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Sea urchins necklace
When I first started experimenting with oil paints for more than antiquing I made some jewelry to play around with surface treatments. The oil paint has a very different finish than the clay and I love the matte finish it gives. These are scuplted out of wh...
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