miniautre expert alma

Polymer Clay miniature creation as good as the real

Look again if you think these are food, they are all handmade by Alma using polymer clay and all of them are smaller than palm size in 1 : 12 scale.

We are honoured to get in touch with this talented miniature clay artist Alma and read on to find out  the tips she shared to make miniatures food more realistic.

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Jewelry artist Natasa turn polymer clay into world class jewelry pieces

This month we have an interview with talented Polymer clay and jewellery  artist Natasha from Slovenia whom makes beautiful beads as well as gorgeous jewellery in which she incorporates her beads.

Natasa from mountain pearl

1. Tell us a little about you, your background and your early influences, where you learned, any formal or informal training. How did you get started with clay?

Greetings! My name is Natasa…, and I’m from Slovenia.I can truthfully say about myself, that I was born to create, however my early life took me on a totally different path. I graduated from college with a degree in economics, and I worked as an economist for many years.

As a young girl I always liked to create, decorate and make beautiful arrangements. I used different materials and at the end I was always pleased with the outcome. I was excited whenever I could use my imagination and create things with my hands.

As a teenager, I painted on silk and glass, but my best friend was always a pencil. I loved sketching portraits and still do to this day. All these years I made my own jewelry which I still love to wear.
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Welcome to Emily’s bakery

We’re fortunate to be able to catch up with Emily, from the Netherlands who create amazing, amazing sweet and savory gourmet from her bakery. Welcome to Emi’s bakery.

emily leens emi's bakery

1. Tell us a little about you, your background and your early influences, where you learned, any formal or informal training. How did you get started with clay?

Hey there! My name is Emily Leenes and I run “Emi’s Bakery”. I’m 21 years old and I live in The Netherlands where I study for my master’s degree in Pedagogy. In my free time I like to be creative and make miniatures from polymer clay and other materials.

I’m self-taught and have not had any formal training or classes. I learn by trial and error, observing the object I want to recreate in miniature and make use of online tutorials.
I have always been in love with miniatures and dollhouses and own a handmade dollhouse myself.

When I was little I used to decorate that dollhouse with Playmobile, that was also the time when I first got in touch with polymer clay as I used to make little snacks and accessories for my Playmobile family. I rediscovered the world of polymer clay miniatures in 2013.

One day, while watching videos on YouTube, I found a few channels with all sorts of polymer clay food tutorials; I immediately became enthusiastic and decided that I wanted to give it another try and I got hooked ever since.

The main reason I picked the name “Emi’s Bakery” is because one of my wishes/goals is to create a bakery room box one day. As a child I had the wish to open my own real cakery/tea room with my own pastries, cakes and treats, I still cherish this dream and therefor want to realize it in miniature.

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Dina – making realistic miniature food

Our guest for this interview is clay expert Dina, an incredibly talented clay artist who has been making realistic clay miniatures since 2003. Dina teaches classes for both adults and kids. She has been recently published in a very famous magazine in Bahrain ‘Woman this month’ about her work.

dina okba

1. Tell us a little about you, your background and your early influences, where you learned, any formal or informal training. How did you get started with clay?

My name is Dina; I’m an Egyptian interior designer. I am also a mother of two wonderful children, a boy and a girl. I am married to a wonderful husband who helps and encourages me a lot.

I grew up in an artistic family. My father and my two brothers also love art but in different ways. I started working with clay in early 2003, when I moved to Bahrain with my family.

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Winnie Chong – make cute things cuter!

We were lucky enough to catch up with Winnie Chong, a Hong Kong miniature clay artist who has rocked many beautiful miniatures creations. We’ve the privilege to showcase nice stash of photos exclusively just with you! Find out how she get started and manage to turn hobby into a full time business!

Winnie Chong Miniature expert

1. Tell us a little about you, your background and your early influences, where you learned, any formal or informal training. How did you get started with clay?

Hi, everyone! I am Winnie Chong from Hong Kong. Like many lifelong passions, my fond relationship with the miniatures & faked food creations began when I was a child. I still remember my first miniature collectible was a pair of embroidered shoes. I have been buying & collecting lot of miniatures from the open market since then. At the same time, I started to learn of making the mini clay flowers & clay food at some short-term hobby & crafts classes, as I can make my desired size & shapes to fit my display. Internet & Youtube are so helpful that I can find lot of advices & tutorials there. Similar to many other handcrafters, I am self-taught & learn by trial and error.

I enjoy very much during making my creations & really want to share these with others. I believed everyone would love the minis which will not occupy much space & cute enough to be wearable for bringing along anywhere.

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may-contest

May appreciation month Clay Competition

SHOW OFF your clay creations for mom or teacher and win prizes!

To submit artwork,
please send your artwork via facebook or email info[at]malaysiaclayart.com

1. All participants will win away a 10% off coupon code to be used on www.malaysiaclayart.com/shop. Coupon codes are not redeemable for cash.

2. Submitted photo must be your original creation.

3. Only one entry is permitted per person.

4. All photo must be taken with malaysia clay art logo. Can be handwritten to proof that it’s your original creation, Malaysiaclayart’s namecard, or malaysiaclayart box packaging.

See submitted artwork gallery here

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Air dry light clay little yellow cow

Cute little yellow cow with air dry light clay

This is a simple project that you can have fun with your children age 5 and above. This cute little yellow cow is made up with just a few simple shapes, we are going to use light air dry clay, it is a non-toxic medium and dry in contact with air.

Now not only your kids can have fun and exercise their creative side of brain, but also they can DIY their own toy, Lets get started !

Materials needed:

  1. Light air dry clay in Red,white,black and brown. You can either purchase it in single pack color or SET D – 24 colors with free tools.
  2. Useful clay modeling tools.

air dry light clay little cow Always start off with round shape, you can mix ratio of 1(yellow):2(white) to get the pastel yellow, and 1(red):3(white) to get pink

Air dry light clay little yellow cow Stick the pink color part as shown on picture

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ladybird fridge magnet

Ladybird fridge magnet with light air dry clay

This tutorial is especially friendly to children to make their very own ladybird fridge magnet. It’s a great DIY home project for children above 7 years or older.  The ladybird magnet is very easy to make with only basic shapes such as round and barrel with light air dry clay.

Lets get started !

Materials needed:

  1. Light air dry clay in Red, Black and white.
  2. Magnet.
  3. Useful clay modeling tools.
  4. Cutter.

ladybird fridge magnet

Take a fair amount of red color clay and roll it into a ball.

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