Elysian Field Originals

Art and Adornment inspired by Nature & Fantasy

Curing Polymer Clay Deni 10400 Convection Oven Review

I get a lot of emails asking polymer clay questions and one of the most frequent is what do I use to cure my clay. I’ve been using and sculpting with polymer clay for almost 12 years now and through trial, error, and many burned ruined pieces I have found a convection oven that works [...]

A Journey with Leaves

Summer is coming to an end and once more we begin to turn inward here at Elysian Field Originals with an eye to nesting for the winter.  Leaves are already beginning to fall and I’ve collected quite a few from the area here in Rhode Island, as well as  Maine. The recent hurricane, Irene, wreaked [...]

Tiffany Leaf earrings on Polymer Clay Daily

Nothing nicer on a sunny Friday morning than sipping a cup of coffee, checking emails, and finding out I am featured for Friday’s artist on Polymer Clay Daily. Many thanks to Cynthia Tinapple for the feature. She’s someone I have followed and admired for years so it was a real honor. Happy Friday all! Valerie

Spirit of the Forest, Drunk Drivers, and Polymer Clay

Hello all and I’m sorry to have disappeared for a bit. A week ago I was rear-ended by a drunk driver and it left me very sore. How scary was the fact that the lady was a nurse on her way to care for a patient. Yikes!!! All is well now, my car is on [...]

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