It is my pleasure, as always, to introduce to you polymer clay artists. Polymer clay artists, designers, & sculptors are indeed a rare breed: always fun, unique, & joyful! Today’s polymer clay artist, Meg Newberg, is no different. She’s a wonderful polymer millefiori cane artist, who also sells her tutorials in her Etsy shop. Tomorrow, I will feature a season cane of hers, how you can get it, and what she’s done with it. It’s truly my honor to feature her today.
Meet Meg Newberg
When I was a little girl, a dear lady from Germany taught me how to make roses and simple dolls out of fimo. Working with clay was my favorite activity throughout elementary school. I grew up and forgot all about it. I got my degree in elementary education, and after graduation I worked with children at risk in various social-service jobs. One day my mom brought out all the clay creations she had saved from when I was a child. All the joy and delight flooded back to me. I knew at that moment what I wanted to do for the rest of my life. I want to bring the joy of creation to others! Now I teach art to people of all ages, and I can’t imagine anything I’d rather do!
INSPIRATION & CLAY BEGINNINGS:
I actually started the myesty shopfor my oil paintings. Then one day a made and listed a little bookshelf Hobbit door out of polymer clay. After that, the shop became mostly for clay creations andtutorials.
My store is an invitation into my classroom and workshop. You can see the creative process unfold with each new tutorial. I have a backlog of ideas that I can’t wait to post! Each season brings new ideas, tutorials, and challenges.
WHAT ARE YOUR FAVORITE ITEMS IN YOUR STORE?
My favorite items are mytutorials. I find so much joy in creating that I want to bring that joy to others for as little expense as possible.
Two unique canes that I have discovered are gemstone canesandfractal canes. Most people use canes for jewelry, but I like to use them as veneers for for sculptures, ornaments, and frames.
MY FAVORITE ITEM:
When I went off to college, my mom knit me the most beautiful afghan blanket. One day, I wondered if it would be possible to make a millefiori cane that looked just like littlegranny squares. I found a great solution and wrote it up as a tutorial. This has been one of my most populartutorials. It’s always a delight to see other products for sale on etsy made using one of my tutorials.
Would You Like To Be the Featured Artist for the Month?
Are you are a polymer clay artist? Would you like to be the featured artist for the month? If you answered “yes” to both of these questions, please go HERE and answer the questionnaire and email your responses to me. Artists are subject to approval and are featured on a first come, first serve basis.