03 December 2020

Featured Artist: December 2020

 The November edition of pcPolyzine features polymer clay artist, Tanya Mayorova!

Tanya Mayorova is a master polymer clay artist from Russia. By trade, she is a lawyer, but enjoys working with polymer clay in various ways.

We wanted to learn more about Tanya and here's what she shared with us:

pcPolyzine: How did you get into polymer clay?
Tanya: I got into the sphere of modeling by accident from another type of creativity. While on maternity leave, I saw works made of polymer clay and wanted to try sculpting.

pcPolyzine: How long have you been working with polymer clay?
Tanya: I have been working with polymer clay for about 11 years.

pcPolyzine: How do you come up with an idea for a project  do you plan it or just start working?
Tanya: I have no plan or goals, everything happens spontaneously. As a rule, there is a beacon, a blurred idea, which gradually becomes overgrown with details as you work.

pcPolyzine: What inspires you to create pieces in polymer clay?
Tanya: Natural inspiration: nature, the sea, mountains, and forests. Also, textures and colors inspire me. Although less often, form and music had been known to inspire me.
pcPolyzine: What's your favorite piece or project you've made in polymer clay?
Tanya: At the moment my favorite series if of flowers and fruit, made in black and white with red accents. I rarely work in this style and did not think it would be so passionate and interesting to study.

pcPolyzine: Does your work have a theme or message?
Tanya: No, my works do not carry a semantic meaning. It is just a combination of form, color, and texture. Only love, love for modeling and creativity.

pcPolyzine: What are your favorite (or most important) tools you use when working with clay?
Tanya: My favorite tools are texture sheets, very sharp blades, an extruder, and fine needles.

pcPolyzine: Do you have any advice for new artists to polymer clay?
Tanya: My advice is not to be afraid. Polymer clay is just polymer clay. It is all simpler than many people perceive.

pcPolyzine: Any final thoughts for our readers?
Tanya: Do what you love!

pcPolyzine: Tanya, your work is gorgeous. We are excited to share your work with the pcPolyzine community. Thank you for taking time to share with us!

To connect with Tanya and see more of her work, check her out on FacebookInstagram, and at her Etsy store.

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