S: Polymer Clay Art by Leslie Rhoades
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1: .....Got Clay? .....I do! I'm newly & happily married to the love of my life, Jeremy, & we reside in Leadville, Colorado, the highest city in North America, AKA: The nosebleed section. I lived in Alaska for 13 years where I went to the University of Alaska Anchorage & graduated in 2004 with a Bachelors of Fine Art degree, (Magna Cum Laude, brag brag!) I majored in Sculpture with a secondary in painting & metalsmithing / jewelry making. I had plans of going for my Masters & hoped to become a professor of art. But then..... I got sick. I've been dealing with a chronic pain disorder, Fibromyalgia (FMS), for the last 23 years, which has severely altered my life & art endeavors. As the illness progressed, I had to give up most of my artwork & I wasn't able to return to school. Media that I used to use (& loved), such as oil based clays & paints, acrylics & metalsmithing materials are actually harmful to me, so I had to give up all my beloved supplies. So, I'm finding new ways of doing art, it being the second love of my life, I refuse to give it up. I now use Polymer Clay for sculptures & jewelry & am trying my hand at water-soluble crayons & pencils, as well as digital/graphic art. FMS affects every cell in your body, people have different symptoms & degrees of symptoms, but the majority of FMS sufferers feel pain. Indescribable, constant, unrelenting, debilitating, & sometimes unbearable pain! Picking up a glass of water to take an aspirin hurts, so you can imagine how doing artwork is difficult & sometimes even impossible. My hope is that one day I can create an organization of artists with disabilities. I've met hundreds of artists through ..the years & sadly many of them deal with some sort of illness that hinders their art making. But I never once met a “sick artist” that didn't feel that their art helped them heal or cope in some way. Art is therapeutic, to the makers & the viewers & that's what I want the world to see, how art heals all of us. In the meantime, I'll be experimenting with new ways of creating art that does not harm my health or make me worse & I'll value every minute of it. I also look forward to the Biblical hope of a paradise earth, when all sicknesses will be a thing of the past & no one will say "I am sick" ever again! (Isaiah 33:24) ...I hope you enjoy my work as much as I enjoy making it! Contact & Ordering information are on the last page of this catalog. Thank you for looking, & please feel free to contact me, I'd love to hear from you, & I welcome any feedback! | A note from Leslie: | Working in my sculpture class at UAA, getting ready for my thesis art show!
2: Vessels: | he vessels you see here are glass vases or tin canisters of various sizes & shapes & covered with different colors of polymer clay. Some have matching lids. Some have added beads, pearls, stones & other bling. Each one is unique & I do not duplicate my work, so you will always have a one-of-a-kind piece. I also do custom pieces at comparable prices to what you see here, so please let me know what I can do for you.. Will work for food! | little bit about Polymer Clay: Polymer clay comes in a rainbow of colors, it even comes translucent, metallic & speckled. Used to be you could only get bricks of ugly flesh-tone clay that you had to paint to take the ugliness away. I used to make small figurines from eggs (like the "Ring Box "on pg. 12) & I would paint them with acrylics & sealers, which took forever but resulted in some nice pieces. My mom has all of them. =) Thanks mom! But now I can buy the clays already colored, which saves a lot of time & work, though I do still use the ugly kind (that they still sell) for larger sculptures. PC does not harden on its own, it's pliable & easy to work with. After shaping & forming & mixing the clays to create what you want, you simply bake it in your oven for about 15 minutes, & they 'cure' (or harden) & are quite durable after baking. You can also add more clay & accent the piece with stones & other oven-safe objects (such as metal findings for jewelry) & then re-bake. (& Yes, you can over-bake it & even burn it..... I've gotten rid of most of the smoke damage. Yikes!) Though I haven't personally added paints to my vessels, you can paint PC after its baked. I like to work with a variety of colors, sometimes painting with the clay itself, so-to-speak, to make scenes (like in “Lily Ponds” on pg. 13,) sometimes I use certain colors that I mix myself to create patterns or textures (like in “ Morning Stretch” on pg. 15,) or mix in translucent clays (like in “Gardens” on pg. 14). I love this media, especially because it is non-toxic & very safe to use. So, if you have a creative urge, I recommend trying Polymer Clays, which you can purchase at any craft store. Just please stay away from my customers! Ha!!! No, really, I mean it! =] | A | T
3: 60 | $ | "Days of Vine & Roses " | 4" by 4" | Green vines & ivory roses cover this delicate glass vessel, | & it has a removable matching top | Pg. 3
4: " Blush " | 5" by 3" | $ | 70 | ink, pearl, white & translucent polymer clay covers this glass vessel. Put a light source behind it or a candle inside & it illuminates these beautiful pink colors. | Pg. 4 | P
5: 4.5" by 3.25" | lue, white, pearl & translucent polymer clay | " White Vines " | 60 | Pg. 5 | $ | B
6: "Blub Blub Blub" | ellow & Purple swirls & dots wrap around this tall glass vase with a matching lid | 75 | 8" by 2" | $ | 80 | "Seeing Spots" | $ | lue & translucent clay portrays this under-the-sea design! | Pg. 6 | 9" by 2" | Y | B
7: 5.5" by 3" | reen, blue & yellow peacock feather design with blue stones | "Peacock Bling" | Pg. 7 | his is a polymer clay covered tin canister with a removable matching lid | " Avoleaf " | 6" by 3" | 60 | $ | T | G | 60 | $
8: Pg. 8 | 5.25" by 3" | " Butterfly Nouveau " | lue, beige, green & orange polymer clay decorate this vase with an art nouveau design, & flowers & butterflies & glass bead accents | 80 | $ | B
9: Pg. 9 | "Purple Silhouette " | tree is silhouetted with a mixture of blue & purple clays | 3.25" by 4.5" | 80 | "Fran's Columbines " | $ | for similar | his piece is in a private collection, Please inquire if you are interested in similar work | 5.25" by 3" | 60 | $ | A | T
10: 4" by 2" | "Sage Patchwork " | eige & sage green patchwork designs., with a twist off lid. One night I noticed the clay glows in the dark, & you can see the design.. I didn't even know. Its pretty cool! | 60 | $ | 5" by 2" | 60 | $ | " Vines & Pearls " | linged out with pink freshwater pearls & glass beads & has a removable top | Pg. 10 | B | B
11: 80 | $ | " Tehachapi's Spring " | 9" by 4.5" | his piece is in a private collection. Please inquire if you are interested in similar work | 100 | $ | for similar | Pg. 11 | T
12: Little | ll of these are under 4 inches tall. Some are glass, some translucent, & some with removable matching lids | each | "Maroon Swirls " | "Sunshine " | each | Guys " | " The | "A Little Monet " | glass bottle with a removable matching cap | "Pink Swirls " | glass bottle with removable matching cap | "Purple Translucence " | glass bottle covered with purple & translucent clay | glass bottle with removable matching cap | his is the size & shape of an actual egg, it stands by itself & can be used as a ring box, or a container for any small item that you want to keep safe. | "Egg Ring Box" | 50 | $ | 30- 55 | $ $ | " Tiny Vessels " | Pg. 12 | A | T | Tiny plastic bottle with removable matching cap | Guys " | Little | " The | "Egg Ring Box"
13: 4.5" by 3.25" | "Lily Ponds " | 80 | inks, yellows, purples & greens portray serene lily ponds & bridges | $ | 90 | $ | Pg. 13 | P
14: 4" by 4" | 8.25" by 3.25" | 120 | $ | "Gardens " | his is a tall glass vase covered with mostly translucent polymer clay. Its a garden of yellow & purple flowers that glow when held up to the sun. | A little bit about Polymer Clay: Polymer clays come in a rainbow of colors, including translucent, metallic & speckled. Used to be you could only get bricks of ugly flesh-tone clay, but it is paintable. I used to make small figurines from eggs with it (like the one below) & would paint them with acrylics, which took forever but resulted in some nice pieces. My mom has all of them. =) But now I can buy the clays already colored, which saves a lot of time & work. Though I do still use the ugly kind (that they still sell) for larger sculptures. PC does not harden on its own, its pliable & easy to work with. After shaping & forming & mixing the clays to create what you want, you simply bake it in your oven for a about 15 minutes. You can also accent it with more clays, stones & other oven-safe objects (like metal clasps for jewelry) & then re-bake. Though I haven't added paints to my vessels, you can paint PC after its been baked. I like to work with a variety of colors, sometimes painting with clay to make scenes like the "Lily Ponds" on the left, or on the egg below, sometimes I use certain colors that I mix myself to create patterns or textures like in "Morning Stretch" or mix in translucent clay like in "Gardens" (both on the opposite page). I love this media, especially because it is non-toxic & very safe to use. If you have a creative urge, I recommend trying PC clays which you can purchase at any craft store or online. Just please stay away from my customers! Ha!!! No, I mean it! =] | Pg. 14 | T
15: 8.25" by 3.25" | "Morning Stretch" | his is one of my favorite vessels, covered in multi colored polymer clays, it depicts a field full of daisies., it has a matching removable lid with a surprise daisy underneath. | 120 | $ | Pg. 15 | T
16: Beads, etc.: | These beads come in various sizes, shapes & colors of polymer clay. Each is a one-of-a-kind piece. They can be used in jewelry, such as pendants or bracelet charms; They can also be used as light-switch pulls, key chains or just about anything you want! I also do custom pieces at comparable prices to what you see here, so please let me know what I can do for you..
17: "Light-Switch Pulls" | ...LP1a: Beige & Sage Switch Pull...................$45 | LP 3c | LP 2b | LP1a | LP 6f | LP 4d | LP 7g | LP 8h | LP 9i | LP 10j | LP 5e | LP 3c | LP 1a | LP 2b | LP 4d | LP 5e | LP 6f | LP 7g | LP 8h | LP 9i | LP 10j | ...LP2b: Yellow & Purple Switch Pull...............$45 | ...LP3c: Light Yellow & Purple Switch Pull .....$50 | ...LP4d: Blue, Yellow, Green Purse Pull...........$45 | ...LP5e: Copper & Blue Switch Pull.................$40 | ...LP6f: Small Translucent Switch Pull............$30 | ...LP7g: Small Pink & Yellow Switch Pull........$35 | ...LP8h: Pink & Yellow Beaded Switch Pull.....$35 | ...LP9i: Ivory Rose Top Switch Pull..................$40 | ...LP2j: Purple Rose Top Switch Pull...............$40 | Pg. 17 | Top | Top | Bottom | Full View | Bottom | Front | Back | Top | Full | View | Top | Full View
18: Pg1 | Pp2 | Pyp3 | Eyp3 | Pbw4 | Plg5 | Pvy6 | Bb7 | Bpy8 | Bbp9 | Bypp10 | sB14 | Bc12 | sBcb13 | Pbc11 | sBgb15 | Bbg16 | Bs17 | Bgb18 | Psh19 | Pg1......LargeDouble-Sided Pendant...........$55 | Pp2......Purple Double-Sided Pendant.........$40 | Eyp3....Pink & Yellow Earring Beads........$30 | Pyp3....Pink & Yellow Pendant..................$40 | Pbw4....Double-sided B&W Pendant..........$55 | Bb7.......Blue Swirls & Beaded Bead...........$30 | Pvy6.....Violet Vines & Yellow Pendant.....$40 | Plg5......Light Green Translucent Pendant.......$40 | Bypp10...Yellow & Purple Patch Bead.........$35 | 2sB14.....2 Tiny Yellow & Purple Beads.........$15 | Bbp9....Purple & Blue Leaf Bead................$35 | Bpy8....Yellow & Purple Bead....................$35 | Pbc11....Copper & Blue Bead Pendant.........$40 | Bc12.....Small Copper Swirl Bead...............$10 | sBcb13...Small Coper Blue Square Bead..........$10 | Bbg16...Black & Green Curve Bead............$20 | sBgb15...Square Black & Green Bead.........$20 | Bs17.....Silver Beads & Threads Bead.........$35 | Bgb18...Blue & Green Threads Bead..........$35 | Psh19....Green & Gray Seahorse Pendant........$45 | Ask me about jewelry! I can add silver or gold chains, or other metal chains & findings, also leather or satin chords, & art threads for necklaces, bracelets, etc. | Pg. 18 | This Pendant is in a Private Collection Please inquire about similar work | 3Bbg20...3 Tiny Beige & Sage Green Beads....$20 | 3Bbg20 | Psh19
19: Use the order form below & send a check or money-order to: Leslie Rhoades Art Catalog P.O. Box 558 Leadville, CO 80461 | Ordering & Contact Information Page | http://leslie-rhoades.artistwebsites.com | You can order or contact me online at: | You can also order or contact me via email at: | email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org | There are several ways you can order: | For any inquiries on custom work & orders, please email me at one of the addresses above. You can let me know the following information & I will return your email with an estimate on time & cost as soon as I can. I am a starving artist, so I'm desperate for work & will do just about anything except religious or holiday themes. Just ask, & I'll tell. __________________________________________ Type of art piece you desire? (ex: glass or tin vessel, bead, pendant, sculpture, figurine, light-switch pull, etc.) __________________________________________ Size? (ex: tiny, sm, medium, large, 2 inches, 5"h x3"w, 5"deep, etc.) __________________________________________ Colors? (ex: pink, green, multi, earth tones, grays, translucent, etc.) __________________________________________ Shape? (ex: round, hollow, square, free-form, tall, skinny, etc.) __________________________________________ Sculpture or Figurine ideas? (ex: Flowers, trees, fruit, animals, figures, fish, abstract designs, sunsets, scene with lakes, etc.) | Note: You do not need to know exactly what you want, the above examples are just for ideas, if you'd like to talk to me about your own ideas, or are interested in something specific please feel free to contact me! I'd love to work with you!!! | http://leslie-rhoades.artistwebsites.com | Custom Orders: | Online Contacts: | Snail-Mail: | My Website: | Please visit my website to see more of my artwork including paintings, prints, sculptures, jewelry, & more... | _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ | _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ | _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ | _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ | Note: Please include standard shipping charges of: $5 for up to 7 beads; $8 for 8 or more beads; $8 for1-3 small vessels (under 4"); $12 for each medium sized vessel (under 7"); $18 for each large vessel (over 7") If you are unsure of the total shipping charges, please contact me by email or phone & I will send you a total amount for shipping costs (via email from email@example.com). I will send you your order within 3 days of receipt of payment. & That's it, it's all yours after that. =) | Shipping Charges: | Name:________________________________ email or phone #: _______________________ Billing Address: ________________________ Ship to Address: ________________________ ________________________ ________________________ | If you circle yes, I will make sure not to have any receipts or bills inside shipped item. You may also add $5 if you would like me to gift wrap this item & add a small note personalized from you, just let me know what you would like to say on the gift-card. I'll make it look really nice! | Is this a gift: (circle) Yes No | * | * | Gift wrapping: | Grand Total: | (Drum roll please...) | I also accept "Paypal"