Translucent :: Translúcido

I never understood the appeal of translucent polymer clay until recently I came across some breathtaking creations. I suppose that, as with anything else, the effort of experimentation and practice brings the best results: that is visible in the jellyfish of Betina Walker and the amazing work of Kathrin Neumaier. One of her latest pieces…

Busy :: Atarefada

With the Holidays coming soon, I have been busy preparing orders and it is really great to feel my work appreciated. Penguins have been, so far, the most popular item and I have been having fun with their colourful scarves and Santa hats. I feel grateful not only for sharing my work but also for…

Oystercatcher :: Ostraceiro

Walking along the coast of St. Andrews it is almost impossible not to notice the large variety of sea birds. Common gulls and herring gulls are an obvious part of it but you can easily find eiders, arctic terns, shags, fulmars or oystercatchers – the list goes on. Watching them makes me want to capture…

Autumn :: Outono

Fall has definitely arrived to St. Andrews. The trees have gone from green to beautiful shades of red, yellow and brown while some birds, such as the black headed gulls and the eiders, have already changed their plumage into winter coats. It feels good to go for a walk in the sunny afternoons and to…

Ladybugs :: Joaninhas

This week my work space was invaded by bugs, ladybugs to be more precise. I suppose part of it was due to keeping an eye on The Sofi’s World blog, but I was also keen to expand my newly learned skills with dangle earrings and I thought that ladybugs would look lovely on them. The…

Experiments :: Experimentações

Working with polymer clay often results in wanting to try this or that. I am quite methodical on the way I work. New pieces are sketched, then I make a study of colour and identify which colours go where and it is only after that that I get on to polymer clay. However, polymer clay…

Moles :: Toupeiras

Noun: “a small burrowing mammal with dark velvety fur, a long muzzle, and very small eyes, feeding mainly on worms, grubs, and other invertebrates.” In the Oxford dictionary on-line. Although I have never seen a real mole I have become really fond of them. They are very small furry creatures that can fit in your…