Zygaena Lonicerae

For this month’s project I have chosen a moth that I found during my explorations on Flickr. I tend to wander through nature photos looking at landscapes, plants and flowers and of course, all sorts of creatures. I am surprised not only by the subjects but I also admire the skills of the photographers, who…

Chess pieces :: Peças de Xadrez

Some time ago I started creating a set of chess figures inspired by Dinko and Boris Tilov book “Mythical Creatures“. Their magical creatures are imaginative, humorous and brilliantly sculpted. I don’t have any plan yet as to how the figures will look like except that they will be Vikings and Scots. I think it will…

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…