At PCC, we enjoy showcasing new polymer clay artists who might not be as well known as they should be, and we've done it again! Joseph Nelson Lieuallen is a semi-retired artist whose talents are amazing! Let's meet Joseph in his own words...
Joseph Nelson Lieuallen
59 years old
Born in San Bernardino, CA. USA
Living in Desert Hot springs, CA
for 20 years (near Palm Springs)
I have not sculpted for twenty years.
After working as a civil servant(Fire Truck Maintenance
mechanic for Riverside County Fire) for twenty one
years, I am now semi-retired with a pension and no
longer working at a job that leaves me just wanting
to open a six pack and Internet surf or TV channel
surf for my evening relaxation. This and the
disappointment at not being able to make a living
with my Art at that time made me put it behind me for
when I might try again at a later date.
The style I have
developed as most pleasing to my eyes was so intricately
detailed that my major pieces took months to complete.
The Unicorn took three months, one hair at a time over
the whole body. The companies that I pitched my work at
could not wait that long after showing me a drawing of
what they wanted. The Bas-Relief pieces were an attempt
to find a less detailed style that still pleased me.
And, so now that most of my needs if not all are
supplied by my modest pension, I am once again dipping
my toes into the sea of Art. I would not claim to be
a creative Artist. I am more an Illustrator in Polymer
I hope every one likes my work.
- Cutter and Friend are copyrighted by Richard and Wendy
Pini-characters from their Comic "Elfquest"
- Pirate Sam is Copyrighted By Warner Brothers.
- Rowf poor tortured dog is from the "Plague Dogs,"
a novel by Richard Adams and was sculpted at the
request of Martin Rosen for the pre-production
stage of his animated movie of the novel.
This is my one and only screen credit. I am still
waiting for my Union Card from Hollywood.
For more of Joseph's work, please visit his Deviantart Gallery .
A Sampling of Joseph's Work!
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