I met Darleen Bellan this summer at Clay ConneCTion, the semi-annual retreat of the Southern Connecticut Polymer Clay Guild and fell in love with her quirky and inspired polymer clay figurines and ornaments. When she agreed to do an interview with fellow sculptor Sherman Oberson for the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild’s YouTube Channel, I grabbed my equipment, met them in a quiet hallway and we did the interview on the spot.
Darleen’s an animal lover and her ornaments are lots of fun (Chicken ala King anyone?) But Darleen doesn’t restrict herself to ornaments and figurines; she crafts made-to-order pieces memorializing departed pets and gives each one a unique twist that gives it personal meaning. So what’s the unique twist? Go to the Philadelphia Area Polymer Clay Guild’s Blog and watch the video to find out.
Most of Darleen’s work is one of a kind and she welcomes commissions. If you are interested in buying or commissioning her work, go to her web site or her etsy shop. Here are some pictures.
Sherman also has some great ornaments for sale in his etsy shop. His style is different from Darleen’s but
his work is charming and will make you laugh.
Here’s one I bought
and here are some more!
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