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Into the Forest Submission by KatersAcres

Posted on March 13, 2017 in In My Studio, Polymer Clay by Katie Oskin

Into the Forest Submission by Katie Oskin

My Into the Forest Submission

Into the Forest is an international collaboration of polymer artists and enthusiasts. It is inspired by the high altitude aspen groves in the Rocky Mountains. This project, Into the Forest is an evolving mixed media international installation from Laura Tabakman, Emily Squires Levine and Julie Eakes. The idea was to bring together as many polymer artisans as possible in a wide variety of ways. We were to imagine ourselves in a forest. See it in your mind: On the ground beneath a canopy of branches and leaves, unexpected life exists. We were asked to create pieces which will form its life elements. We will combine them into living colonies of varying shapes, colors and sizes. Here’s a look at what I created for Into the Forest.

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The Year of Discovery’s Studio Clearance Sale!

Posted on February 17, 2017 in In My Studio by Katie Oskin

The Year of Discovery at KatersAcres

… The Year of Discovery …

The Year of Discovery at KatersAcres

Have you ever sat back and wondered if you or your art is going in the right direction? Ever stopped and wondered if you are being true to your inner most self? This past fall as I spent over 30 days (on two separate occasions) hospitalized and I had a few of those inward moments. I spent a lot of time thinking about my sculpting and my art. Was my art true to myself? I had those thoughts and moments of self doubt. Was being true to my heart song? So as 2016 gave way to 2017, I knew the course was going to change, it was inevitable … 2017 was going to be a year of Discovery. My art was going to change, because I was changing. Read More

Duality – The Concept & The Challenge

Posted on January 10, 2017 in In My Studio, Polymer Clay Challenge by Katie Oskin

Duality by KatersAcres

‘Duality‘: The Concept & The Challenge

Duality by KatersAcres

For most of us, we are a Duality: Happy and sad. Sick and Well. Good and bad. Right and wrong. Rich and Poor.

For many of us there is one side that shows more than the other. Today we will see both of those sides, look at them, see what they show, what they mean … and even discover whether they can work together in your clay work, or not.

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My Polymer Clay Studio Tour

Posted on October 7, 2016 in In My Studio by Katie Oskin

KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio Tour | CLICK to Watch the Video

My Polymer Clay Studio TourKatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio Tour | CLICK to Watch the Video

Ever wanted to take a trip inside my polymer clay studio? Well today is your chance with this studio tour! I can’t wait to have you all “inside” and show you around.

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Explorations in Voice – The Projects Part 2

Posted on August 26, 2016 in In My Studio by Katie Oskin

Explorations in Voice Collaboration with Katie Oskin & Ginger Davis Allman | Polymer Clay Tools & Supplies Review

The Collaboration Project – Part 2

A few days ago I shared the first of Ginger & my collaboration project. Today you can see more of what Ginger & I made in her Missouri studio.

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Explorations in Voice – The Projects Part 1

Posted on August 24, 2016 in Fantasy Sculptures, In My Studio by Katie Oskin

Explorations in Voice Collaboration with Katie Oskin & Ginger Davis Allman | Polymer Clay Tools & Supplies Review

The Collaboration Projects – Part 1

The time you’ve been waiting for is here. Learn all about what Ginger & I worked on in her Missouri studio.

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Mobile Office Solution

Posted on August 16, 2016 in Creative Prompts, Hints, Tips, & Tricks, In My Studio by Katie Oskin

Mobile Office Solutions for Small Business

Mobile Office Solution

Mobile Office Solutions for Small Business

I used to take 4 trips from my office to the dining room table, just to tote all my stuff: planner, computer, iPad, iPhone… Inevitably I would sit down to work and realize I didn’t have my favorite fountain pen … so back to my desk I’d go. Okay, I have my pen … two minutes later, I recognized I didn’t have my notebook. So back to my desk I’d go and this would repeat itself several times throughout the morning. Does this sound familiar? Well … thanks to my friend Ginger Davis Allman of The Blue Bottle Tree, she helped me solve my problem with this mobile office solution. Read More

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio

Posted on March 23, 2016 in In My Studio, Work In Progress by Katie Oskin

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | CLICK for tutorial links, freebies, & polymer clay fun

WIP Wednesday

WIP Wednesday in KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio | CLICK for tutorial links, freebies, & polymer clay fun

 

 Inside KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio

Work in Progress Wednesday

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Published: Polymer Clay Cafe March / April 2016

Posted on February 20, 2016 in In My Studio, Polymer Clay by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Cafe - March/April 2016

I’ve Been Published!

Polymer Clay Cafe - March/April 2016

Polymer Clay Cafe March / April 2016

Wow! I’m so humbled. Once again, my work was chosen to be published in print in the most recent March/April 2016 edition of Polymer Cafe Magazine. I’m blown away!

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Faux Jade Polymer Clay Color Recipe

Posted on July 17, 2014 in Creative Prompts, In My Studio by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Faux Jade

Faux Jade Polymer Clay Color Recipe

Polymer Clay Color Recipe for Faux Jade

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My New Polymer Clay Journal

Posted on May 1, 2014 in In My Studio, Work In Progress by Katie Oskin

Polymer Clay Journal by KatersAcres

Polymer Clay Journal

Polymer Clay Journal by KatersAcres

No, it’s not WIP Wednesday … Yes, this could have waited … but I’m just so excited to share it with you all!

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Don’t Buy New, Reclaim Something Awesome

Posted on April 24, 2014 in Hints, Tips, & Tricks, In My Studio by Katie Oskin

Making the Most of Your Polymer Clay Studio | Brought to You by The Blue Bottle Tree & Kater's Acres

Don’t Buy New, Reclaim Something Awesome

Making the Most of Your Polymer Clay Studio | Brought to You by The Blue Bottle Tree & Kater's Acres

Ginger Davis Allman of the Blue Bottle TreeKatie of KatersAcres Polymer Clay StudiosToday’s the day, the final edition of “Making the Most of Your Polymer Clay Studio.”  This past month myself and Ginger from The Blue Bottle Tree have brought you a collaborative series of posts. I hope you have enjoyed them so far.  In case you missed one, I’ve put the links to them below so you can check them out.

Today’s article is by Ginger. To accompany hers, I will write my own today and I will tell you how and where you can reclaim, repurpose, thrift, & find some bargains that you can turn into useable & functional items in your polymer clay studio. READ THE ARTICLE NOW.

Follow the Series:

Fall In Love, No Matter the Size * Making Room for Your Polymer Clay Studio * How To Be Productive In Your Polymer Clay Studio * Thrifting in Your Polymer Clay Studio

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WIP Wednesday: Puppy Pill Box by KatersAcres

Posted on February 12, 2014 in In My Studio, Work In Progress by Katie Oskin

Puppy Pill Box by KatersAcres

WIP Wednesday:

Polymer Clay Covered Altoid Tin: Puppy Pill Holder by KatersAcres

The Making of My Puppy’s Pill Box

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52 Weekly Canes Update: Stroppel Cane

Posted on February 7, 2014 in 52 Weeks of Polymer Clay Canes, In My Studio, Tutorials by Katie Oskin

Stroppel Cane by KatersAcres

Week 5: Stroppel Cane

52 Weekly Cane Projects FaceBook Group

Week 5 has come & gone and once again, we had two great tutorials to make & try. I have only been doing one of the two tutorials a week due to my time restrictions. But this week was one of my favorite canes, the Stroppel Cane. The second cane for this week was Ronit Golan’s Scrap Cane which I did not do because I used my scrap for Scrappy Heart Pins, Pens, & more. Read More

52 Weeks of Canes: Basket Weave Cane by KatersAcres

Posted on January 31, 2014 in 52 Weeks of Polymer Clay Canes, Hints, Tips, & Tricks, In My Studio by Katie Oskin

52 Weekly Cane Projects FaceBook Group

Millefiori Basketweave Cane

Polymer Clay Millefioiri Cane - BasketWeave by KatersAcres

52 Weeks of Canes

I’m really enjoying the process of learning to make canes. In fact, where I used to be scared of anything that wasn’t a leaf cane or flower petal cane, I can now say that I thoroughly enjoy making my canes! Much of that is thanks to this year long project team that has continued to push me to make a new cane every week. Read More

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