Hi, I’m Katie! I’m glad you are here. I believe in fairytales, fantasy creatures, and impossibilities. I believe in them so much, I bring them to life in whimsical polymer clay sculptures. One by one, piece by piece, personality by personality they come to life. But there’s also something else I really enjoy and that’s teaching others how to do it too. If you love impossibilities, fairytales, fantasy, and adventures of all sorts with a twist of whimsy and mixed media this is just what you need.
Katie Oskin, Polymer Clay Artist
Katie Oskin lives in rural NE Ohio with her husband, dog, & cat. She is best known for her whimsical designs and character creations with broad expressions, cheerful personalities, and squat-like features. Katie has been working with polymer clay since 2008 and has explored every technique published. While Katie’s first love is sculpting, she uses her sculpting as a multi-faceted tool to incorporating it into other work including mixed media.
She has been published in magazines, featured in blogs, and worked alongside many accomplished artists from around the globe. She has worked with polymer clay artists Christi Friesen in 2013 for The Friesen Project as well as taught alongside workshops with Christi. She also hosted Lisa Pavelka for the 2015 Pavelka Project. She has published numerous articles alongside The Blue Bottle Tree and is an advocate for character copyright laws. Additionally she has been a teacher for the 2015, 2016, & 2017 Polymer Clay Adventure and the 2021 Polymer Clay Symposium. Katie is also a freelance designer since 2015 for Polyform, designing some of the characters you see for their new packaging and store headers, and was a Design Squad Member from 2015-2018; as well as writing many tutorials, articles, and materials for their website.
Classes & Workshops
Katie Oskin is a polymer clay teacher who teaches online, for guilds across the US both in-person and online, as well as a variety of in-person workshops hosted by herself, art studios, and other artists. Feel free to contact Katie Oskin to book a class or schedule a workshop in your area. Her most popularly booked workshops and classes include her Face Vase class, which is an all-day workshop, broken up into two parts. Her second most popular workshop is her impression of an articulated Chinese dragon which is approximately a 4-hour class.
Polymer Clay Face Vase Tutorial
Polymer Clay Face Vase Tutorial
This is a polymer clay face vase tutorial that will teach you how to make a vase that has a whimsical fantasy face. This tutorial contains 24 pages and 11 sections. This is a full color whimsical tutorial to help you create your own whimsical vase from polymer clay. This tutorial is 24 pages long and includes 60 color step-by-step photos. You can also learn to sculpt your own faces from this tutorial.
This is an INSTANT DOWNLOAD TUTORIAL.
Education & Work
Katie attended Mount Union College in Alliance, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology & Religion. Katie felt the call of God upon her life and went on to graduate school to Ashland Theological Seminary to earn a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Counseling. She then became an ordained minister through the American Baptist Churches USA and American Baptist Churches of Ohio. She is currently serving as the Associate Pastor of Hubbard First Baptist Church.
History with Polymer Clay
She has worked with polymer clay since 2007, starting with bead making. She began making her own line of figurines in 2009 with Parker© and his StoryBook friends. In January 2013, Katie began to teach her own whimsical sculpting skill set with the help of Christi Friesen. By the end of 2013 Katie began her own monthly paid sculpting Club, the first of its kind in the polymer community, it was then called Parker’s Clayful Tutorials. Katie has continued to teach in her home privately, at local events, at charity events, and offer abundant workshops alongside her online presence. Today her online monthly club, Whimsical Sculpting Tutorials Club is a large teaching resource for both new and seasoned whimsical sculptors. Over the years she has opened her own online retail shop filled with an abundance of tools & supplies specifically geared to sculptors & mixed media artists like herself.
While she loves all techniques & disciplines within the polymer medium, she is a passionate whimsical sculptor who specializes in caricature-type faces, characters, & creatures. Each and every character she creates has a backstory. These stories are what inspire her creations! In 2015 her line of The ‘Schrumes© characters (including The ‘Schrumes, Schellē Schrumes, Schrumé Spoonies, & Stoné Schrumes) were born and she found her true niche. Her work as a whimsical sculptor began to morph and change into the sculptor that she is known and recognized for today in the sculpting community.
Thank you for being a part of the Kater’s Acres Family, Sculpt Your Dreams!
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