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 other’s 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 NW Pennsylvania 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, Lisa Pavelka for the 2015 Pavelka Project. Additionally she has been a teacher for the 2015, 2016, & 2017 Polymer Clay Adventure. Katie is also a freelance designer & Design Squad Member (2015-2017) for Polyform.
Classes & Workshops
Katie Oskin is a polymer clay teacher who teaches online, at workshops & events, and in her home studio in NW Pennsylvania. 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 impression of an articulated Chinese dragon which is approximately a 4 hour class.
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 it’s 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.
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 ever character she creates has a backstory. These stories are what inspires her creations! In 2015 her line of The ‘Schrumes© characters 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.