Author: CaroleClay

Carole Monahan is a polymer clay mixed media artist and a member of the several guilds. She loves sharing her joy of creating with others through classes as well as her articles in several polymer publications. She is a design Squad member for as Makin’s clay and Sculpey.

Winter is coming ……..

So I'm a big Game of Thrones fan! I have been working on some GoT
 inspired infinity orbs. 
This one is my armor as in Brienne of Tarth, one of my personal favs. 
There will be more to come. 
This is made entirely of Makin's Clay which is a no bake clay and it 
remains VERY flexible after it is completely dry. This is a hollow form based upon an origami technique. 
I have completed the look with a dry brush technique to give the armor   that old worn look. 


A Screwed and Twisted Puzzle

This is my newest Infinity Orb made with Makin’s Clay and accented with Swellegant patinas to give it that faux rusty aged metal that I love so much!

I used copper for the main piece and the screws are brass.

I can really relate to this form since it is a twisted puzzle and there is more to it then meets the eye. Plus this one looks like it is screwed up!

It is very satisfying making this form it is based upon an origami paper technique.

As the strips are woven together and then folded into place you are either thrilled: if it comes out right OR your are spewing curse words and you have to start again!

A lesson in being Zen or at least trying to be Zen…….


Love Potion No. 9

Valentines day is right around the corner!!

For me it is January the 21st !!

Because MY love is sooo special it needs it’s very own day!! aawweee

(well actually it is because 13 yrs ago we moved it to this day)

My Hubby was training for 6 weeks very far away he would be gone all of February and most of March.

It is perfect for us since we don’t exchange gifts we go out to a REALLY nice dinner.

One year we had Brunch at Tavern on the Green in NYC!

My love needs no magic bottle but it was fun to make and it was fun to EMPTY

this pretty bottle of booze!

You can see how I made this Vintage looking bottle on

 the Makin’s Clay Blog

Happy Valentines Day whenever and how ever you celebrate it!

Bottles of Hope workshop Feb 4th

Since our last Bottles of Hope workshop was sooo popular at Ferguson library we are moving it to a Saturday so more folks can attend it!

This is a free workshop we use polymer clay to cover glass bottles to give to Chemo therapy

patients. you get one bottles to keep and you can make more bottles to donate.

Here is all the information for this event as well as a link to the Guild’s Bottles of Hope page.

I hope to see you there!


Art is You 2016

Doreen Kessel and ME !
Doreen Kessel and ME !

If you have never been to an Art is You retreat I highly recommend you RUN to closest one!

They are a mixed media retreat BUT…… they are soooo much more!

The moment you walk in the door you know you are in a magical place surrounded by wonderful excepting artist from all over the world!

You can really get a full creative workout and expand your mind and go outside your comfort zone with caring supportive teachers!

I took my 2nd class with the wonderful Doreen Kessel  here we have both posed with the VERY popular Rabbit !

Here is what I made in Doreen’s Class! A colorful Scorpion!

doreen-k-vintage-class-scorI took my second (and definitely not my last) class with Marjie Kemper!

We made a fun matching desk set using tons of different mixed media techniques!

Here is my set marjie-kemper-class-2016-de


I went WAY outside my comfort zone and I took a soldering class with Robin Dudley- Howes

Who was  super hero and filled in for the Cat Kerr who’s journey was thwarted by hurricane Matthew.

robin-solder-class-2016Here is my attempt (with much help from Robin)

soldered-piecesYou can see my other projects on my Facebook page. I made some custom handbags with Carolyn Dube and a sleeping Fairy with the always lovely  Collen Colquhoun!

I highly recommend going to one of these classes is Art is you comes near your area !