Ceramic Inspirations & Faux Ceramics

I have been fascinated by the work of a French clay artist lately. She is making the most amazing faux ceramic looking jewelry.

I'm not sure of her name. It's all in French and I had a hard time translating 🙂 *Bettina Welker has told me the artists name is Françoise Roudaut.


But isn’t her work just stunning !!! Here’s another favorite of mine.

I’ve also been looking at real ceramic for inspiration. I found an ceramic bas relief artist on Flickr that I really admire. Not sure how I would reproduce the work in polymer clay, but it won’t stop me from drooling LOL

gryderware - Chris Gryder

gryderware - Chris Gryder

Another real ceramic inspiration

Forbes Farm - Sandy Caufield

Forbes Farm - Sandy Caufield

Okay, just one more 🙂 I swear

raku buttons

raku buttons

I found some other clayers on Flickr that do faux ceramics

MossyOwls  / Michael

MossyOwls / Michael


Chama Navarro

Chama Navarro

Her Blog


Dan Clark

Dan Clark


Barbara Poland-Waters

Barbara Poland-Waters

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14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Bettina
    May 13, 2009 @ 14:49:08

    Looking at the fabulous work of the first Artist I bet it’s the work of Françoise (I don’t remember her last name), a great woman I got to know three weeks ago when I taught my bracelet class in France. I looked at her work at DaWanda (the european etsy) and I think I recognize her great technique imitating ceramics. I was lucky because she made a pendant for me at the workshop, demoing the technique for all of us.
    I’m looking forward to meeting her again in October at the European Clay Carnival!!!

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  2. Lisa Clarke
    May 13, 2009 @ 16:45:35

    Ooh, I really love some of that faux ceramic. I actually like it more than *real* ceramic in some cases. The really glazey, watercolorey look is so pretty.

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  3. Bettina
    May 13, 2009 @ 22:12:52

    yes, it’s her Françoise – now I know for sure – and the last name ist Roudaut

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  4. Bettina
    May 14, 2009 @ 10:40:38

    Very strange – her Facebook says her Name is Françoise Haon – now I’m confused…..

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  5. nat
    May 14, 2009 @ 11:51:44

    you are right bettina , françoise roudault and françoise haon is the same one ! and her technique and her work are great !

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  6. Françoise
    May 14, 2009 @ 13:01:12

    Hi tonja !
    Yes, it’s me, and the right name(s)…;)

    Reply

  7. Michelle
    May 15, 2009 @ 14:56:00

    Your website is so lovely! I love all the pretty pictures of beads–I could hang out here for a long time. 🙂

    I wanted to let you and your readers know that Beading Daily hosting a polymer clay bead design contest with 2 handmade sets of beads by Ronna Sarvas Weltman as prizes. Details are here: http://www.beadingdaily.com/blogs/daily/pages/ancient-modern-polymer-clay-design-contest.aspx I hope some of you will consider entering!

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    • Tonja Lenderman
      May 15, 2009 @ 15:09:46

      Hi Michelle 🙂
      Thank you for dropping by and letting us know about the bead contest.
      I’ll have to add it to my blog posts. I know a slew of artists that could be interested.

      Reply

  8. Chama Navarro
    May 20, 2009 @ 00:47:46

    Tonja, thank you have chosen my piece to illustrate this technique. Smuaks!! ; )

    Reply

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