Monday, March 16, 2009

Featured Polymer Clay Artist : SCDiva

I am doing a series of features on my fellow polymer clay artists, and this week is the awesome artist Lynda of SCDiva ( )

When did you start to work with clay?

I saw Lisa Pavelka on the Carol Duval show one day a few years ago. She was covering a tin in a faux leather she made from polymer clay using the mokume gane technique. It took another couple of years, until I saw Donna Kato do a segment on HGTV, before I bought the first packages of clay in October, 2007. It took me a month to work up the nerve to open the packages and start making beads.

Why did you choose clay as your artistic medium?

I am a frustrated watercolorist. But while I cannot paint so that you can see shadows and depth, I can do that with clay.

What do you love most about working with clay?

The versatility. I still cannot believe how much you can do with polymer clay.

What is your most favorite creation?

I just finished some pieces using image transfers to make "faux collages" on clay. This brooch, which I call "Two Edwardian Ladies With Morning Glories, is my favorite of all the image transfers I have made. This series of image transfers has more of my personality in them than anything I have done so far.

Where do you find your inspiration?

Everywhere and in everything! Seriously, art, history, nature, other artists work, vintage textiles, vintage graphics, iconoclastic images, just about everything I see.
I use semi-precious gemstones with my PC pendants to make necklaces, and the colors in nature are absolutely amazing. The agates and Jaspers, and turquoise, are my favorite stones. There are so many subtle shades of color in the jasper family of stones, particularly Leopardskin Jasper, which I use more than any other gemstone.

Do you have any advice for people who are considering working with polymer clays?

Go for it! Don’t be a big chicken like I was, just dive in and start creating. It will be one of the most rewarding experiences of your life. Second, there is no right or wrong way to do things, let your creative side come out and play, experiment to find your voice in the medium. Polymer clay is so versatile, you really are limited only by your imagination.
Thank you so much Lynda for taking the time to answer all my questions! I look forward to seeing more of your lovely artwork!


  1. Thank you so much for featuring me on your lovely blog this week, Juli! I had fun being interviewed.


  2. Thanks for sharing--I love "meeting" artists that I haven't come across before.

  3. You are most welcome, Diva. I do so love your work!

  4. I love your blog Craftymoose! Thank you for stopping and checking out mine :)