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Katie Oskin

Katie Oskin

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 a love for whimsical sculpting. While Katie’s first love is sculpting, she uses her sculpting as a multi-faceted tool incorporating it into other work including mixed media. Her work has been published in a variety of magazines and won awards. She has been featured in blogs and written for many high profile artists and websites. She has worked alongside many accomplished artists from around the globe including Christi Friesen, Lisa Pavelka, & Ginger Davis Allman. Katie is also a freelance sculptor and designer who often chooses to teach her many sculpting skills. She has been a teacher for the 2015-2017 Polymer Clay Adventures and has been a Design Squad Member for Polyform since 2015.

  1. GREEN Gotta Have Its!

    If you've followed me for any amount of time now, you know that I absolutely love Premo! by Sculpey clays in all their forms. But you also know that more than anything, I love making my own new colors from their base colors. Here's a few of my favorite recipes over the years and a few others I think you will love. Continue reading →

  2. Elephant Mini Planter Tutorial

    Elephant Mini Planter Tutorial Elephant Mini Planter Tutorial by Katie Oskin Love air plants, tiny succulents, or faux plants made from polymer clay? Here's a quick and easy little mini planter project made from polymer clay and a few basic supplies that you can have fun with in your studio!  Continue reading →

  3. Plants, Flowers, Fairies and Garden Decorations

    Last week we took a good look at plants and several of their features and what our flora and fauna friends have to offer. This week we'll look at a few fun and funky ways to dress them up and use them as decorations in our gardens, planters, and even in our homes. Continue reading →

  4. Plants and Polymer Clay?

    When Was the Last Time You Looked At Plants? I mean had a really long, hard, good look at plants? From the thickness of their foliage, width of their stems, hardiness of their shoots, to the wide variety of colors and textures of their blooms. For many of us in the US, we just got done or are in the process of finishing that labor of love of our gardenscapes. We tilled, sowed, planted, and now the hard part ... we wait. But in the meantime, there's a lot we can learn from our plant friends. Continue reading →

  5. Finding Your Routine is Essential to the Creative Process

    Finding Your Routine Finding Your Routine to Enhance Your Creativity by KatersAcres for Polyform Finding your routine for a creative person is essential. A routine can help us settle in. Routine can help us to automatically perceive things about our environment. Today we are going to discuss finding your routine to help you in your creative process. Continue reading →

  6. Colors of Spring are Bold, Vivid, & Bright!

    Bold, Vivid, & Bright, Colors of Spring Colors of Spring for Polymer Clay & Acrylic Paints Colors of spring are those colors that make me feel happy, bouncy, and rejuvenated. Are there certain colors that you automatically gravitate to because of the way that they make you feel? Let's look at some tried and true spring colors to liven up your spring palettes. Continue reading →

  7. How to Spring Clean Your Studio Easily and Efficiently

    How to Spring Clean Your Studio How to Spring Clean Your Studio by KatersAcres Spring clean your studio easily, quickly, and efficiently. These tried and true tips that will take you from danger zone to comfort zone in less than 30 minutes. The arrival of spring not only makes me want to clay my days away, but it also makes me want to clean! It's no secret that I can't clean in a mess. I've written many times about how I LOVE a very clean studio. Unlike many other artists, I crave a clean and tidy workspace. [It's okay, you can laugh.] I do know that I'm not the only artist that is like this. I have written articles on this blog before about how you can clean up your studio, but today I'm talking about the BIG clean up (almost like a purge) that you really should do every spring. Continue reading →

  8. Bakeable Mixed Media Products

    Oven Safe Bakeables All month I have been addressing the ever important question, "what can I use with polymer clay" here on the blog. Today we are going to discuss not what you can use on polymer, but what exactly polymer can go on... In other words, here's a short list of things that can safely go in your oven and be baked right along with your polymer clay. Continue reading →

  9. What is Polymer Clay Mixed Media?

    This month, I have been focusing on helping each of you understand how polymer clay might work and mix with other craft products. By definition, polymer clay that has anything done to it instantly becomes a "mixed media" project, piece, or design. So whether you add something on the surface of the clay or add it into the clay itself, you have created a mixed media piece. Continue reading →

  10. Products You Can Use on Polymer Clay

    Products You Can Use Safely with Polymer Clay Products You Can Safely Use with Polymer Clay This month I am taking some time to talk about mixed media. In order to make mixed media work for polymer clay, you have to know the things that do work and the things that don't work. Today I'm going to help narrow down your search in the craft store because not everything can be safely used with polymer clay. Continue reading →

  11. Polymer Clay and Staying Organized

    Organizing Your Polymer Clay Studio KatersAcres Polymer Clay Studio I don't know about you, but one of the parts of crafting that is the hardest is becoming (and staying) organized. This month I'm going to be writing about a lot of mixed media applications for polymer clay that you may not have considered or thought to try before. But before I can write about mixed media applications, I must first help you to find all those mixed media things that are knocking around in different places of your house. Continue reading →

  12. Fluffy the Bird

    Polymer Clay Fluffy Bird Tutorial Fluffy Bird Polymer Clay Tutorial by KatersAcres Just in time for spring, this adorable little "fluffy bird" can be made in any color of your choice! Continue reading →

  13. The Importance of Keeping a Polymer Clay Journal

    Many have wondered if they should be keeping a polymer clay journal. In my opinion, I think a polymer clay journal is essential for cataloging where you’ve been, where you’re going, and how you might get there. Think of it as a little “glimpse” into your studio over time. What Kind of Things Might Your Write Down? Colors you’ve used...

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