Ernie and Cassandra Velasco collaborate on a variety of art, including a collection of polymer clay sculptures that are sometimes tiny, often narrative, always curious. The Velasco’s have been selling their work on Etsy since 2007 and they credit John Casey’s 2006 online tutorial as the inspiration that motivated them to explore the medium.
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polymer clay, acrylic paint, wire, plastic miniatures, synthetic grass, 3″ x 7.5″, wall-mounted
The Diver, polymer clay, acrylic paint, varnish, wire, plastic miniatures
Artists are often drawn to polymer clay because the clay colors can be mixed with the same ease and variety that paint can be mixed, but the Velasco’s build and bake their sculptures, then paint the clay with acrylic paints. The results provoke a contemplative state of mind and leave the viewer to decide the story. I’m trying to think of a title for ‘Untitled’. What about ‘Breakthrough’?
Untitled, polymer clay, acrylic paint, satin varnish, 12″x 7.25″x 4″
Kishiko, polymer clay, acrylic paint, wood drawer
Cherieko, polymer clay, acrylic paint, varnish, wire, 2″ x 9″, wall-mounted
Double Parlor, the Velasco’s Etsy shop
Double Parlor on Flickr
Interview on the Red Crow Anthologies
John Casey’s tutorial
Double Parlor in the Teeny Tiny Art Show at Three Graces Gallery