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Yulia Shaver

Your Company Name: N/A
Email Address/Web Page: shugamama71@mail.ru
City & State: GA
Type of Craft: Polymer Clay Art Babies

Tell us in your own words, how you discovered polymer clay and how long have you been using it?

I've been sculpting for 6 years.

Are there any special artists that you can attribute your interest to or that have inspired you?

Mayra Garza, Sherri Williams, Kim Van De Wetering, Sheila Mrofka, Lauren Jaimes.

What is your specialty?

I make babies and toddlers from Polymer Clay without any molds, they are all OOAK.

Can you tell us why you find polymer clay the expressive medium for you?

Polymer Clay is the best clay I know, very easy to work with.

Have you published any polymer clay books or do you have any in the works?

I didn't try yet to send any photos for publishing, but planning to do so in the future.

I know it is very difficult to express, but have you won any awards for your polymer clay work?

I won award "Best Mini OOAK 2014" at the IDS Doll Show 2014 Asheville, N.C.

What are your expectations for the future? Where do you hope to be 5 years from now?

My one of a kind creations are both a joy and always a surprise for me as well. I am still fascinated that little Babies & more curious faces can emerge from what was once a block of clay. Will continue to create from Polymer Clay.

Do you have any advice for the beginning polymer clay enthusiasts?

Patience and more patience, never give up!!

Are you a member of any Polymer Clay group,or any other craft organization?

Polymer Clay Babies Facebook group

What brands of polymer clay do you prefer and why?

ProSculpt - the best clay I know.

Last and most important can you tell us all about you? Your family, your training?

I am wife, mother of 2. I have 2 college degree(clothing designer and surgery nurse). Sculpting has always been my hobby and joy. I put some of my "babies" for adoption so they can bring joy to other peoples who love Art.

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