Cate van Alphen

I am a mindful maker of slow made beads and imagined floral art. I live in the Yorkshire Dales where I am constantly inspired by the world around me.

Currently I am exploring digital painting and polymer clay, but I like to experiment and I have dabbled in several other media from stained glass to oil painting. Polymer clay is wonderfully versatile so it lends itself beautifully to being combined with other materials such as beads and wire to make jewellery, or canvas and acrylic paint to make art.

I can't wait to see where my journey takes me to next.

Polymer clay

Polymer Clay is a colourful oven bake modelling material with a polyvinyl chloride (PVC) base. It remains soft until cured at which point it becomes hard and permanently set. Unlike glass or ceramic it is light to wear and warm to the touch. I love polymer clay because it allows me to experiment with both texture and colour.

How do I do it?

I have a blog where I share some of my techniques and inspiration behind the pieces I make. I also have a YouTube channel which includes video tutorials.


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