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Be Inspired to Create

Katie Oskin and Ginger Davis Allman, two very different artists, worked together to explore voice in their art. Come read more at The Blue Bottle Tree.

Explorations in Voice

What happens when two polymer clay artists, with very unique voices, create side-by-side with the same products? Find out in Explorations in Voice.

Ginger Davis Allman and Katie Oskin, polymer clay artists who collaborated on the Explorations in Voice project.

Artist Interview – Katie Oskin

You probably know Katie Oskin as the face behind Kater’s Acres. But she’s also a talented polymer clay artist, an advocate for …

Opulent Tapestry pendant made with Moiko silkscreens. Tutorial at The Blue Bottle Tree.

New Opulent Tapestry Silkscreen Fun!

I had fun playing with the opulent tapestry silkscreen project recently. With the bright colors and fun designs, I was in creating heaven! Read more…

Polymer clay faux sea glass and shells make great jewelry for the summer.

Faux Sea Glass Jewelry

Why is polymer clay faux sea glass often much better for making jewelry than using real seaglass? Learn more and see gorgeous examples of what you can make.

Advent Calendar.

Last Minute Christmas Gift

Every year I try to plan Christmas so that it goes off without a hitch and by the time Christmas Eve day …

Rustic PodPins by The Blue Bottle Tree. Tutorial available.

Polymer Clay Pods

Have you ever noticed that polymer clay pods are a very common shape? Artists use the basic pod shape to showcase their unique surface techniques and styles. Click to see the featured artists…

Staci Louise Smith necklace with polymer beads

Artist Interview: Staci Louise Smith

Staci Louise Smith is a talented bead and jewelry artist who works with polymer clay and metals, and is known for her organic, chunky, and innovative style. Read more…

In college I made this copy of a Monet painting of The Petite Creuse River by Claude Monet. I learned a lot.

How Do You Find Your Artistic Voice?

How do you find your artistic voice or style? You don’t have to find it. You already have it. You already have favorite colors, favorite textures, things you like. Read more…

Inspirational poem, To Be an Artist.

To Be An Artist

Just a quick post for you today. My dad is an artist, a metal artist. And he gave me this framed print. …

What is Sea Glass?

Sea glass is a popular material in jewelry making and you see it, and its cousin beach glass, available for sale in …

Translucent polymer clay faux Roman Glass by The Blue Bottle Tree.

Faux Roman Glass

I’ve been trying to spend more time in the studio lately and it’s hard. I don’t know if it’s the demands of …