Friday, January 29, 2010

Merry go Round - Artisans we like

It's time for another ride on the merry-go-round! Jump on and join a group of artists/crafts-women as they link around the world and tell you a little about their lives in art and craft.

This month's topic for discussion is: Introduce us to the work of some other artisans you like.

The first artist I want to introduce you to is Hilary from Bunny with a toolbelt She even starts off with a great name for her company!

Just look at those fun creations - bright, whimsical, happy - I'm sure you can tell why I love them so much. I have one of them - a little birdie in some flowers.

Hilary has a great blog too, with frequent competitions - like the Love Poem one that is currently happening. As well as selling on Etsy, she also has her own site Here you'll find that she doesn't limit herself to small size sculptures and cake toppers, but does large sculptures too.

She's quite partial to dogs as you can see here:

The second artist I want to introduce to you is Bettina from Beadworx She makes wonderful jewelry from polymer clay. The first pieces I saw of hers were these bracelets:

The rings remind me of liquorice allsorts! They look soooo tasty (and I don't even like liquorice!) She has an etsy store too but only has her book there at the moment. Here book is written in German but she offers pdfs of the projects in other languages. It includes instructions for making the rings!

Doesn't her work just make you want to learn all those polymer clay techniques? She is teaching at the Synergy2 pre conference coming up in February.....I wish I'd known about that earlier as I'd love to learn from her...

Hope you've enjoyed seeing a snippet from two of my favorite artists. Please take a look at the artisans other members of the merry go round have selected too:

Fabienne at Easterya
Wendren at Wren
Marian at Florcita
Agathe at Le Bar du Vent
Lily Pang at Lily Pang Art


Easterya said...

The more I discover about polymer clay, the more I am drawn to it... these bracelets are amazing!!

Wendren said...

I love the video!

Isn't it interesting how you can see a link between the crafters we have chosen to feature in our merry-go-round posts and our own work. For you, I see the playfulness.

Nicola said...

Thanks for the intros Bunny with a Toolbelt is so fabulous!
I recently discovered Beadworx through Flickr and bought her book last week. Can't wait for it to arrive :)
Nic xx

meherio68 said...

Inspiring artists!
I'm always impressed by those who manage to have their own style in a crowd of copycats.