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Chris Pellow

I live in the Highlands of Scotland, and I love to create unique jewellery and home décor items in Polymer Clay.

Each bead, pendant, tile or shape is created by hand and decorated using various techniques in Polymer Clay.  No paint is used unless and antiquing effect is required.

My pieces go through the various stages of shaping, decorating, curing, sanding and polishing to a super high shine or a matte finish.

I also make my own “canes” based on the Italian glass making millefiori technique.  These “canes” are logs of clay put together in a certain pattern to form a large log which is then reduced to various sizes, keeping the pattern crisp and precise, and then sliced and applied to polymer clay bases.

There are so many techniques which originate in other media such as textile, ceramics and metal working. I like to experiment with different techniques in order to combine old ways with new materials. I used to paint abstracts with acrylics, make decorative leather masks, create mixed media wall hangings and sculpt in Terracotta and Paperclay.  Since I found Polymer Clay, it has become my passion, one which I gladly share with my students.

I am co-founder of the Scottish Polymer Clay Guild, which is now in it’s set-up phase, I teach Polymer clay classes for all abilities and run master classes in more advanced techniques.

Polymer clay is such a versatile medium allowing each student or workshop participant to study the possibilities and create their own take on it.

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