Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Painted Wearable Polymer Clay and Resin Sculptures by Gatobob

By on Tuesday, June 02, 2015 5 Comments

March 18, 2013 was a big day for Jo Techsmith, of Alberta, Canada.  That was the day she quit her website developer job as it was "making her die on the inside".   She is a true artist who couldn't find anything creative about coding.  She had made her own wedding cake topper as she said she was too cheap to buy one.  That initial foray led to her painted polymer clay and resin sculpture jewelry line.

She is active on DeviantArt, a huge social community for artists and artisans to showcase and discuss their work. As you can see from her extensive gallery, her inspirations come from the anime, manga, animation and Pokemon worlds.  This is the kind of work which attracts many fans to her on DeviantArt.

The eeveelutions (Pokemon) set of pendants shown below were a commission from an eBay buyer :

Closeups of two of the characters, Flareon and Leafeon :

Jo also does lovely owls.  This one was a gift to her mother-in-law for Mother's Day.

She is definitely one artist who can barely keep up with the demand for her work.  She actually has an advisory note in her Etsy store a while ago which says "LOOKING FOR TOOTHLESS? I'm making more Toothless necklaces as quickly as I can, but they sell very quickly."   No kidding.  Soon after as she posts on her Facebook about new ones being available in her near empty Etsy store, they're gone! Toothless, featured in the How to Train Your Dragon movie series, is the Night Fury dragon the protagonist befriends and rides.

To speed up the process and attempt to keep up with demand, the Toothless sculptures (and other popular items) are now cast in resin from molds she made with her original polymer clay sculpture.  You can see how she painstakingly made the original on her Facebook.  While the base color is air brushed on, the time consuming finish is accomplished by painting with acrylics.


Jo is a shining example of an artist who could follow her passion and is very successful a niche market.

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  1. so beautiful, witty and gorgeous at the same time. I am thinking of making moulds for my resin jewelry and this has given me the confidence to do it

  2. What beautiful work. What a brave lady to quit a full-time job to pursue a passion. I am jealous!!

  3. Your items are gorgeous and show your talent and creativity. You are a true artist and inspiration.

  4. Congratulations to a fellow Albertan! And what a way to enjoy your life now!!!

    Your work is fabulous! You have taken polymer clay to a great level!

    I have to say - I watch my husband with his IT Architect work - and he doesn't always seem so happy with it. Working for yourself is always so much better although not as highly paid monetarily wise. But the being able to create is what makes it so worth while.

    Well done!

  5. Wow, her work is stunning! I'm in awe of her amazing talent. Thanks for sharing. :)